Obituary of Frank De Iure
Frank has left the depot on his final trip after driving for Greyhound for forty-one years. Family was everything to him and he leaves behind his loving wife of sixty-four years, Gerrie, four children, Joe (Susan), Fred, Bob (Jolene) and Lynn (Wayne), twelve grandchildren, nine great grandchildren and his sister JoAnne, sister-in-law Bev, brother-in-law David and numerous nieces and nephews.
Frank was born and raised in Fernie, BC. As a teenager he loved working on the Anderson dairy farm. At 18 he joined the army only to be sent to the coalmines for the war effort. After digging his partner out of a cave-in he left the mines to join Greyhound.
Frank loved to hunt, fish and pick huckleberries in the Fernie area with his lifetime buddies. After driving for the 1988 Olympics and logging over two million miles he retired. He spent his retirement golfing and curling with his numerous friends and enjoyed helping others. He was amazing hands on, whether it was working on his inventions, carving a family dinner, tinkering on a car or managing home repairs. He was especially proud of his garden, the best in the neighborhood and gladly shared the produce with family and friends.
At his request there will be no funeral service. A Private Family Memorial will be held at a later date. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 800, 7015 Macleod Trail S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2K6, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com.