Frank Anthony Boomars
September 15, 1939 to January 2, 2015
Our dad, papa, uncle and brother Frank Anthony Boomars died peacefully on January 2, 2015 in Prince Rupert, B.C.
Frank was born Fransiscus Antonius Boomars in Haarlem, Holland, on September 15, 1939, along with his twin brother, Edward.
In June 1954, Frank’s family, including his parents and 7 siblings arrived in Canada aboard the SS Castel Felice. The family first settled in Winnipeg, Manitoba before moving west to Vancouver. In 1963 Frank moved to Prince Rupert to begin work as a finishing carpenter after honing his craft in Vancouver. He met Gail (Hennessy) in Prince Rupert and they married in 1965.
During his career as a building contractor Frank built many family homes and commercial properties in the communities of Prince Rupert and Terrace until relocating to White Rock in 1990. He continued to build until his semi-retirement in 2005, which saw him and Gail return to Terrace, at which point he did renovation work to keep busy until 2013.
Frank was predeceased by his wife, Gail, in May 2013. He is survived by his favourite daughter, Michelle (favourite son-in-law, Dwayne) of Prince Rupert, and favourite son, Shaun (favourite daughter-in-law, Beckie) of Kitimat; and his four favourite grandchildren, Devin, Hayley, Jake and Arianna.
A service for Frank will be held Saturday, January 24th at 11 am at Sacred Heart Parish, 4830 Straume Ave., in Terrace, B.C.
We invite all who knew Frank as a friend and who worked with him over the years to attend the service and then join his children and grandchildren to share with them stories and memories of this humble, hardworking man at the church hall following the service. Interment will follow the reception.
We would like to extend our sincere thank you to dad’s care team of Dr Luke Tse of Prince Rupert, Dr Greg Linton of Terrace and Dr Robert Olson of the BC Cancer Agency in Prince George and their teams; and of course the care givers at Terraceview Lodge and Acropolis Manor. As well, a heartfelt thank you to dad’s dear friends Dan and Gina Belisle, Russ Shauer and Atma Kainth for their support over dad’s final weeks.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations in Frank’s name be made to either Terraceview Lodge or Acropolis Manor.