Petroni, Frank. Frank passed away on September 9 at Abbotsford Regional Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret, his father, mother, step-father, 2 sisters, 2 brothers & nephew John. Frank is survived by his niece, Joanne (Laurie) Parsons, brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Ralph & Arlene Backs & their daughters Kathy, Diane, Karen & her children, Tyler & Chelsea.
Frank was born in Vancouver, BC on April 13, 1924. He started playing the accordion when he was 5. He played at many housewarmings and dances in Vancouver and when they moved to Kamloops, he taught accordion for 20 years. He started working for CPR, Vancouver as a mechanical car-man in 1942. He was in the navy in WWII from 1943 – 1945, after which he returned to work at CPR, Vancouver until 1947. Frank then worked for Kamloops CPR until he retired in 1984. Frank grew his own grapes from which he made his own wine. He always had a huge veggie garden and loved cooking. He built their cabin at Neskonlith Lake in 1965 and they spent every summer there for 30 years. Frank was an ardent 5 pin bowler and loved carpet bowling.
Entombment will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park, 3789 Royal Oak Avenue, Burnaby on Sat., September 17 at 11:00 am. Online condolences may be given at www.woodlawnfh-abbotsford.com
Woodlawn Funeral Home 604-853-2643