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Frank Joseph Petras

June 4, 1935 ~ October 4, 2022 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Obituary

FRANK JOSEPH PETRAS JR

June 14, 1935 – October 4, 2022

   It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Joseph Petras Jr on October 4, 2022 at the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre at the age of 87 years.

   Frank was born in Fernie, BC on June 4, 1935. Frank was the eldest of five boys. In 1953 Frank met the love of his life, Edith Beckman and October 20, 1956 they were joined in marriage. Frank and Edith were blessed with four children and spent the rest of their lives raising and adoring their family. Frank grew up with a strong work-ethic and sense of community.  These traits served him well his entire life; as a wonderful provider for his family, as a loyal friend; and a lifetime member of the Royal Canadian Legion.

   Frank absolutely loved the outdoors.  Whether hunting, fishing, quadding, camping or gardening, he never missed an opportunity to be outside and share his knowledge with his family and friends.  His lovely garden even inspired him to take up canning.  Frank also enjoyed fly-tying, playing darts and crib, and he was a talented leather-worker.  Above all else, family was Frank’s pride and joy - nothing made him happier than spending time with them.  His was a life well-lived and he will be forever remembered with love and respect.      

   Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life is his daughter, Charlene (Kevin) Barrett of Blairmore, AB; his grandchildren, Shauna (Shannon) Arsenault, Jodie (Harvey) Fortin, Jason (Mandy) Sharp and Amanda Beyer; his great-grandchildren, Ricky LaPrete, Chase LaPrete, Cole (Shawna) Baker, Tyler (Brianna) Baker, Brandy (Daniel) Fortin, Kayley Fortin and Kristian Hutchison, Dalton Huehn, Kiana Huehn, Denver Arsenault, Austin Arsenault, Vienna Arsenault; his great-great-grandchildren, Quinn and Jesse Baker; his brothers, Ken Petras, Tom (Eileen) Petras and Larry Petras; his sister-in-law, Nola Sedrovoc; as well as his extended family and many friends.

   He was predeceased by his wife, Edith Petras; his parents, Veronica and Frank Sr.; his son, Ricky Petras; his daughters, Mary and Shareen Petras; his grandchildren, Kevin LaPrete, Debbie Lynn Sharp and Norman LaPrete; his brother, Keith Petras; and his nephew, Kip Petras.

   A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation (www.heartandstroke.ca).  Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555

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