CHAD ‚Ä" Frank. Surrounded by loving family sharing many precious and humorous family stories, songs and prayers, Frank Chad passed away peacefully on August 23, 2007. Frank will be very fondly remembered for all of his wise words of wisdom, his community leadership, his sense of humour, his many passions, and his famous ‚ÄúFrankisms‚ÄĚ.
Frank was born in Provost, Alberta on January 5, 1921, the third of five sons. He is predeceased by his parents Helen and Stan; first wife Pearl; brothers Stan, Victor and John; his grandson Richard Smith; and his stepdaughter Rosemary Sampson. He will be lovingly cherished and remembered by his wife of 26 years Madeline; his 13 children, Randy (Marg), Leslie Ann (Fred Serjeant), Francine (Shawn Smith), Gary (Jackie), Rick (Donna), Tom (Sheila), Brenda (Bob Daniels), Jim (Cory), Karen (Doug Hillis), Shelley (George Bolduc), Joe (Joan), Janice (Hassen Hendous), and Valerie; his step children Charlie Ingoldsby, Jim (Wanda) Ingoldsby, Maureen (Dennis) Conway and Colleen Ingoldsby (Vincent Roy); his many grandchildren and great grandchildren and his brother Walter.
Frank was raised and educated in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan and after one year attending the University of Saskatchewan, he enlisted in the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1940 and attained the rank of Flight Lieutenant. He served overseas during World War II, flying mosquito fighter planes in Squadron 410 of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Love and fate changed Frank‚Äôs career path as a dentist and he became a prosperous and respected businessman in the City of Prince Albert. Together with his brothers, Frank started and developed a successful business, Chad Brothers Sporting Goods, which prospered and served the community for over 40 years (and employed each of his 13 children during their summer holidays).
Frank was an exceptional hockey player. He played on St. Paul‚Äôs midget hockey team, P.A. Juvenile Mintos team, and the Edmonton Athletic Junior Hockey Club. He also played in the Maritimes Senior Hockey League while stationed at an airport between Sydney and Glace Bay. In November 2004, Frank was inducted into the Prince Albert Sports Hall of Fame as an ‚ÄėAthlete for Hockey‚Äô.
Frank was very passionate about education. He gave his heart and his knowledge as he guided students, parents, administrators, and community members in striving to attain the highest standards of personal and professional growth in the field of education. Frank began his first term on the Prince Albert Catholic School Board in 1950, which included a role as Chairman for 17 years. As Chairman of the Prince Albert Comprehensive School Board, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Carlton Comprehensive School. He also served as President of the Saskatchewan School Trustees Association and President of the Canadian Catholic School Trustees Association. Frank was an active member of the Kinsmen Club and served in several offices of the Knights of Columbus, including elected Grand Knight, District Deputy and State Deputy.
Frank was ahead of his time, understanding the keen connection between a fit body and a fit mind. He could often be seen doing his exercises and jogging, shoveling the sidewalks, mowing the grass, and sweeping the patio. Frank loved to read, engage in active debates, philosophize about politics, education and health, and keep abreast of current events. He loved to stir the pot!
Family was Frank‚Äôs life. He was very proud of his large and loving clan and loved to listen, laugh, and share in family stories and discussions, always giving his ‚Äútwo bits worth‚ÄĚ. Many family, friends, and community members have been enriched by this wise, vivacious, and caring man.
Prayer Service will be held Monday, August 27, 2007 at 7:00 pm. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, August 28, 2007 at 10:00 am, with both services at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 1401 4th Ave West, Prince Albert. Reverend Father Maurice Fiolleau will be the Celebrant. Interment will be held at Prince Albert Memorial Gardens. In Lieu of other tributes, donations are gratefully accepted to the Prince Albert Catholic Foundation, 118 11th Street East, Prince Albert, SK, S6V 1A1. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Gray‚Äôs Funeral Chapel, Lorne Adams, Funeral Director.
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