Frank Gaskarth of Calgary, passed away on Thursday, August 24, 2006 at the age of 93 years.
Frank was born in Red Deer, AB and came to Calgary as a young boy. At the age of fifteen, he began his career with the CPR which spanned almost fifty years. He married Beth Burgess and together they would enjoy sixty-nine years of marriage. Frank and Beth travelled extensively and enjoyed the camper truck and square dancing. In addition to being a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Frank was an avid fisherman, fishing in Alberta and B.C. Never wanting to truly retire, Frank also kept busy by helping out at the farm.
Frank is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Bill and Esther of Calgary; three grandchildren, Janice (Lester) Perrott of Slave Lake, AB, Will of Gwang-ju, South Korea, and Jason (Toby Leigh) of Calgary. He is also survived by four great-grandchildren, Kyle and Laurel Perrott, and Shannon and Madeleine Gaskarth; a brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Lily of St. Albert; many nieces and nephews; and dear friend, George Hemeyer. Frank was predeceased by his wife, Beth, in 2005; brother, William Walker; and sister Doris McDougall.
A Celebration of Frank’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, August 28, 2006 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Salvation Army, 420 – 9 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2G 0R9 Telephone: (403) 410-1111, www.salvationarmy.org.
In living memory of Frank Gaskarth, 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