Franklin Frederick

Franklin Frederick
November 21, 1922 - January 4, 2019
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Celebration of Life:
Friday, January 11, 2019 - 1:00pm - Watson Civic Centre, Watson, SK

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Frank, the eldest of four children, was born to Lloyd and Mildred (nee Crosswell) Frederick on November 21, 1922, on the homestead in the RM of Spalding. He grew up on the family farm northeast of Watson and attended Green Meadow school. He farmed with his dad and brother Orville and then took over the family farm at a very young age. Frank met Violet at a Spalding dance - the two of them loved to dance. Frank and Violet (nee Whetter) were married on June 12, 1944 and had three children - a son Garry in 1945, a daughter Maxine in 1952 and a son Blaine in 1960. They lived on the family farm until Maxine started school in Watson and then they moved to town as Frank thought it was easier for him to pack a lunch and drive to the farm than the kids riding the bus every day. Frank worked hard on the farm, breaking new land, growing crops, raising chickens, pigs and cows. In the winters, Frank cut ice blocks and logged at Carrot River. After his dad and brother moved to Hope, BC, Frank would join them to work on construction in the winters. Once Blaine was old enough, Frank and Blaine farmed together. Frank actively farmed until 2008 and then became the gopher on the farm until just a few years ago. Frank very much enjoyed life. He loved to laugh and socialize. We will all remember his hardy laugh, quick wit and sense of humour. Nothing was more important to Frank than his family. He was very involved in the lives of his children and grandchildren as he taught them to enjoy the lake and attended their various activities. In 1976, the family cabin at Fishing Lake was built where his children and grandchildren spent most summers fishing, water skiing and swimming. Frank enjoyed these activities, as well as hunting and snowmobiling with his family and friends. Frank had a fascination for lights. He collected all sorts of lights, lamps and light fixtures and spent many hours fixing and displaying them. He decorated his cabin, home and yard with these repaired lights and won the Christmas Light Contest in town several times. This became his full-time passion once he retired from farming. Yard work, gardening, spending time with the great-grandchildren, homemaking and taking care of Violet kept him very busy.

Memorial Donations

Qwill Plains Health Care Foundation Inc.
P.O. Box 277
Watson,
SK S0K 4V0

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