Frank William Hoskyn, beloved husband of Margery of Calgary passed away on Sunday, September 14, 2008 at the age of 84 years.
Frank was born and grew up in Vulcan, AB. After attending Normal School, he began his teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse in Dorothy at age 19. He trained as a navigator/bomber in the Royal Canadian Air Force and then earned a B. Ed. from the University of Alberta. Frank continued his teaching career in Calgary where, over the years, he was teacher, Reading Consultant, Elementary School Principal and Resource Teacher. He was also active in the Canadian Teacher’s Federation and the Alberta Teacher’s Association. He was President of the Provincial Alberta Teacher’s Association in 1966-67. Frank retired in 1986. As an active Anglican, Frank was a member of the Cathedral choir and played an important role in establishing St. Andrew’s parish where he participated as a member of the Choir, Treasurer and Vestry member. He also cared for the gardens and grounds at the church. After retirement, Frank continued to be active in the community. He was Chairman of the Calgary branch of Save the Children Canada and was involved in the establishment of the Nose Hill Branch of the Calgary Public Library. He also enjoyed the personal pursuits of gardening, reading, classical music and travelling. Frank was predeceased by his father, Charles, and mother, Laura, of Vulcan and sister, Connie, of Calgary. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Margery, children Laura May (Doug), David and three grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church (1611 St. Andrew’s Place N.W.) on Friday, September 19, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Save the Children Canada, 4141 Yonge Street, Suite 300, Toronto, Ontario M2P 2A8, Toll Free: 1-800-668-5036, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, Calgary. 1611 St. Andrew’s Place NW Telephone 403-282-3234.
In living memory of Frank Hoskyn, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.Print This Obituary & Condolences