FRANK SAUNDERS

FRANK SAUNDERS

FRANK

SAUNDERS

It is with great sadness

that we announce the

passing of our dear,

gentle father Frank

Daniel Saunders, who

died peacefully of

natural causes in Victoria,

British Columbia.

He is survived by his sister, Gladys who resides

in England and his children Christopher and

Jennifer. He was predeceased by his loving wife,

Flinda in 2011.

Frank was born in London, England and spent his

youth in Broadbridgeheath. He joined the British

Army in 1939 and served nobly with the British

Royal Engineers, 52nd MME, during WWII. One of

his many accomplishments was landing on Sword

Beach the day following D Day and spending

many months fighting in France. His regiment

also played an integral part in the battle of the

bridges at Nymagen and Aarnem in Holland in

September 1944.

After the end of WWII, Frank spent time working

for the pharmaceutical company Ciba-Geigy for

several years in London before immigrating to

Canada in 1952. He became Superintendent of

the national newspaper, the Globe and Mail in

Toronto and it is there, he met his future wife

Flinda who he married in 1964.

After leaving the Globe in 1973 , Frank embarked

on many entrepreneur adventures that

eventually lead he and his family to reside and

flourish in Vernon, British Columbia beginning in

1978. Frank lived in Vernon until Flinda’s passing

in 2011 and he then moved to Victoria to be

closer to his son and daughter in law Tamara.

Frank lived life to the fullest and always with “a

glass half full” optimism. He was a loving husband

and a devoted father. When his children were

young, he spent many early mornings ensuring

Chris made his hockey practices and numerous

evenings making sure Jennifer was on time for

her riding lessons.

Frank died the way he lived, with grace, honour

and dignity.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the

BC SPCA Victoria Branch. Cards and letters will be

graciously accepted care of the Saunders Family,

2207 Woodhampton Rise, Victoria, BC V9B 6X5


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