Frank Melvin Gates

Frank Melvin Gates

February 7, 1923 – November 25, 2016

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Frank Gates on November 25, 2016 in Vernon, BC. He leaves behind his loving wife Joan, daughter Sandra (Don) McPhee of Comox, sons Brian (Debbie) Gates of Vernon, and Roger (Cynthia) of Armstrong, sister Edith (Peter) Zboyovsky, four grandchildren: Ron, Andy, Heather and Bryan.

He was born in Deer Park Washington, USA and moved to this area in 1925. He worked in a logging camp prior to opening Frank Gates’ Auto Body Shop in 1954. He enjoyed painting, gardening, and playing instruments. There will be a Celebration of Life at 2 PM on May 6, 2017 at Armstrong Bible Chapel. Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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