Ulrich Franz Joseph (Frank) Eyck, beloved husband of Rosemarie of Bragg Creek, AB passed away at the AgapÚ Hospice on Tuesday, December 28, 2004 at the age of 83 years after a courageous battle with cancer.
Besides his loving wife Rosemarie, Frank is survived by his family, Andrew Eyck (Monique Joy), George and Angela (Pacchiano) and Brandon Eyck, all of Calgary. He is also survived by his sister Eleanor Alexander of Peterborough, NH, along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Frank was predeceased by his parents, Erich and Hedwig and his sister and brother-in-law Irene and Fritz Reuter, and his brother-in-law Paul Alexander.
Frank was born in Berlin in 1921 and was educated at College Francais in Berlin and at St. Paul’s School in London, England after immigrating to Britain in 1936. He served in the British Army from 1940 to 1946, and was a member of an information control unit charged with establishing a democratic press in Germany. He wrote about his experiences in ‘Psychological Warfare and Newspaper Control in British-Occupied Germany’ in Men at War: Politics, Technology and Innovation in the Twentieth Century. After studying modern history at Worcester College, Oxford, following demobilization, he joined the BBC in London in 1949, initially editing the weekly programme Hier Spricht London and then compiling news bulletins for transmissions abroad. He was a Research Fellow of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, from 1956 to 1958 and Lecturer in Modern European History at Exeter University from 1959 to 1968, when he was invited to teach at the University of Calgary, as Professor of History at which time, he and his family immigrated to Calgary in 1968. He became Professor Emeritus in 1987. From 1974 to 1979 he was Vice-Chairman of the Council of the Inter-University Centre of Post-Graduate Studies in Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, and in 1982, he was Visiting Professor at the University of W_rzburg in Germany. He is the author of The Prince Consort: A Political Biography, The Frankfurt Parliament: 1848 – 1849, G.P. Gooch: A Study in History and Politics and Religion and Politics in German History. He edited The Revolutions of 1848-49 and Frederick Hertz’s ‘The German Public Mind in the Nineteenth Century’.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, January 4, 2005 at 2:30 pm with Father Burke Hoschka, Presider. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers donations may be made directly to the Frank and Rosemarie Memorial Fund, Faculty of Social Science, Dean’s Office, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive N.W., Calgary, AB, T2N 1N4. The family extends much gratitude for the generous and loving care from the In-Home Caregivers, Shaune, Debbie, Marcie, and Dr. Dickson and the Staff, Caregivers, and Dr. Lauf of the AgapÚ Hospice.
In living memory of Frank Eyck, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences