Obituary of Frank Bobbee
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank William Bobbee at the age of 95 years, in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Frank died peacefully at the Wascana Rehabilitation Center, Veterans Wing, on Tuesday, February 28, 2017, after a lengthy and enjoyable life.
Frank will be forever remembered by his beloved wife of 67 years, Eleanore; son Carl (Gail), Tyler, Shauna, Seth & Greta, and Trevor (Megan), Cruz and Jett, and son Warren (Gale), Alison (Eric Anderson), and Brittany (John Tokar). Also remembered by brothers-in-law, Bernie Garvey and Jim Brass; sisters-in-law, Nora Goldie, Muriel Garvey, and Laura Garvey; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by his mother, Mary; brother, John Bobby (1977); sisters, Eva Crawford (2007), and Helen Smith (1967). Also, sisters-in-law, Katherine O’Donnell, Monica Osborne-Cinnamon, Marion Brass; brothers-in-law Donald Garvey, Teddy Garvey, and Lawrence Gross; nephews, Brad Garvey and Bryan Garvey. Also remembered by nieces, Donna (Butch) Rodgers, Elaine (Bev) Christensen and Georgina (Jack) Stronks and their families.
Frank was raised in the Winnipeg/Teulon Manitoba area and joined the 6th Field Regiment 2nd Division, RCA, from 1940 to 1946, and served his country in World War II in various parts of Europe. A very proud Veteran and Legion member, Frank returned from the War years and settled in Regina. Frank married Eleanore Garvey in 1949, and started working initially at British American Oil, then moved on to be a long term employee of the T. Eaton Company for 30 years. Frank had 2 sons, Carl and Warren.
Frank enjoyed gardening and loved working outdoors at Pasqua Lake as well as the 10 years they spent in Kelowna, BC, before returning to Saskatchewan to spend more time with the grandchildren.
Frank was a beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather, Great Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Cousin and Friend. He will be missed, but his legacy lives on!! He thought the world of his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
His health started to take its toll about 5 years ago, so did his independence, which was hard for him. The family gratefully recalls the family and friends for their caring from near and afar. Also, the Medical Team of Dr. B Richardson, Dr. Murthy and RQHR Kidney Clinic, as well his recent homes and many doctor, nurses and caregivers at the Sunset Extendicare and more recently at Veterans Wing, Wascana Rehabilitation Center. They were “angels” to him.
A Memorial Service will be held at Speers Funeral Chapel, 2136 College Avenue, Regina, SK on Saturday, March 4, 2017, at 1:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, those so wishing may make a donation in memory of Frank to: Kidney Foundation of Canada, Saskatchewan Branch, #1-2217 Hanselman Court, Saskatoon SK S7L 6A8; Heart and Stroke Foundation of SK, Unit 26-1738 Quebec Avenue, Saskatoon SK S7K 1V9; Royal Canadian Legion, 1820 Cornwall Street, Regina SK, S4P 2K2.