Frank was born to Walter and Mary (nee Smylski) on November 10, 1921 on the homestead in the R.M. of Gilbert Plains. He received his education and graduated from Clearview School.
After his brothers and sisters moved on to other employment, Frank found himself and his father managing the Red Barn Farm where they lived. During this time they had acquired two additional farms. In 1952, Frankís parents retired from farming, leaving Frank alone to manage the farms.
Through the years Frank became a very successful farmer. Known to many as a very hard-working individual, he did most of the work himself.
Frank spent his entire lifetime on the family farm — as a young boy learning the farming traditions of his father, and later as a young man caring for his parents until the time of their passing. He remained on the same family homestead for the rest of his days, proudly carrying on the Federowich farming operation until his retirement in 2005.
On July 17, 1997, Frank was united in marriage to Lucille Rookes and together they built a full and happy life for themselves, which, of course, included farming.
Frank passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, February 5, 2011.
He was predeceased by his parents Walter and Mary; his brothers Mike, John, Philip, Tony and Leo; sisters Anne, Jessie, Helen, and Julia.
Frank will be remembered fondly by his surviving family: his wife Lucille; his brother Stanley Fedorowick of Mississauga, Ontario; his sisters Angela (Jim) Wilding of Winnipeg and Rose Crapley of Scottsdale, Arizona. There are also numerous nieces, nephews and extended family members.
Funeral service was held on Friday, February 11, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. from the Riverside Evergreen Chapel in Dauphin with the Reverend Mark Tiefenbach officiating. Pamela Nowosad-Federowich served as organist. Frankís nephew, David Federowich, delivered the eulogy. Interment followed in the Dauphin Riverside Cemetery. Laying Frank to rest were David Federowich, John Bond, Randy Zadorozny, Chris Federowich, Justin Dutchyshen and Pat Reichenhaller who served as Pallbearers.
Should friends and family so desire, donations in memory of Frank may be made to a charity of oneís choice.
The family of the late Frank Federowich would like to take this opportunity to offer our deepest gratitude to family, friends, neighbours and all those who have supported us through this difficult time.
To those who sent cards, flowers, food and to those who offered condolences by phone calls, visits and attending the funeral service, your kind gestures are most graciously appreciated.
We also offer much thanks to Dr. VanAlstyne for his compassion and excellent care of Frank over the past several years, as well as to the doctors, nurses and support staff of the Dauphin Regional Health Centre during the times Frank was hospitalized. In addition, we are thankful to the ambulance attendants and the RCMP for your quick response and assistance.
We are also grateful to Reverend Mark Tiefenbach for your comforting words, spiritual advice and providing us with a calming sense of peace as we struggled through our darkest hours.
We offer our sincere gratitude to the Pallbearers for accepting your task with pride and respectfully laying Frank to rest.
Thank you to Oldfashion Catering for providing a wonderful luncheon following the funeral service.
We offer our heartfelt appreciation to the directors and support staff of Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services for your guidance and unwavering support as we prepared to send Frank on his final journey, with a special acknowledgement to Steven Sobering for helping to set our minds at ease when we needed it most.
Lastly, a big thank you to the Zadorozny family for all you have done for us throughout the years and especially during this time, with a special thank you to Nathan for all your help.
To all who have kept us in your thoughts and prayers, may God bless you!
David & Pamela Federowich and family