Frank Joseph Ursaki
FRANK passed away at home in Vernon, BC, on August 14, 2010, at the age of 89 years.
In 1939, he joined the Regina City Police Service as a junior clerk. In 1941, he volunteered and joined the Royal Canadian Navy. Frank served on two war ships: H.M.C.S. TRILLIUM, a Corvette, and H.M.C.S. POUNDMAKER, a Frigate, both assigned to convoy escort duty in the north Atlantic.
He met his wife, Anne Irene Boutilier during WW11. After discharge, he returned to the Regina City Police Service, marrying Mom in 1946. Dad retired from Regina Police Service in 1975. He and Mom moved out to Vernon, BC in 2006 to be closer to their daughters. Dad faithfully supervised Mom’s care at Heritage Square and at Creekside, visiting her daily with a loyalty that was the admiration of staff and residents.
His cribbage games in the area were a source of fun and camaraderie. He could tell a good joke while trying to avoid a 19 hand!
Dad was predeceased by his dear wife, Anne Irene and his precious granddaughter, Anne Maureen Hastings. He is survived by two daughters, Lynne (Brian) Selinger and Kathryn Ursaki, and two grandchildren, Kris (Melissa) Selinger and Carolyn (Craig) Clifton.
We wish to extend our thanks to Dr. David Screen, Dr. Glenn Vaz, Dr. Lindsay Pritchett, and Dr. Crowley.
A celebration of Dad’s life will be held in Regina, SK. In lieu of flowers, donations to your local Salvation Army would be appreciated.
Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.