Jun 20, 1921 – Mar 7, 2018
It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our family’s, patriarch “Frank E. McKelvie” March 7, 2018.
Frank is lovingly remembered by his sons Vic(Karen), Monte, and Kevin (Brenda); daughter Carle (Ken), and son-in-law Dale; grandchildren Laura (Jason), Ken (Laurie), Mitchell (Shantell), Robyn, James (Dawny), Michelle (Shaun), Melissa (Jordan), Kelsey, Kyle (Loretta), Stephanie (Kyle) Theresa (Leo), Crystal (Rick).
As well as many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews extended family members and dear dear friends.
Frank was born in Northfork, Grandforks BC June 20, 1921. The youngest of three boys. Following his brothers, mining brought him to the Cariboo and working for Fred Wells in 1939.
In Quesnel he met the love of his life Violet Oram. They married in 1948. Together they built a service station and restaurant in Hixon, BC, then proceeded to get into the logging business.
Returning to Quesnel in 1968 Frank became an agent for Mutual Life until he fully retired in 1989. A lifetime lover of music and dancing, Frank played with his band for many many weddings, dances and fundraisers.
Frank was very proud to be a lifetime member of the Quesnel Lions Club. He truly loved helping people, and especially loved getting together with his family.
Frank was predeceased by his parents Martha & Paddy, brothers Jim and John, daughter Wendy and his beloved wife Violet. He was our inspiration, teacher, and mentor, but most of all he was loved and respected by everyone who new him.
True to form Frank requested that we have a Celebration of Life Dance which will be held at a later date this spring. He will truly be missed by all.