In Loving Memory Of

Frank Mike Gerzanich

March 13, 1931 - August 9, 2011


Frank Gerzanich, longtime resident of Grande Prairie, passed away on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at the age of 80 years. Frank was born in Wainwright, Alberta and raised in Tofield, Alberta. He spent 23 years in the Armed Forces and 21 years with Alberta Power. Frank loved bowling, curling, golf, electronics and computers. He will be sadly missed by his two sisters Mary (Ray) Libby, Mary-Ann (Jim) Strembiski; sons Art (Laurrie), Dave, Peter (Nora), Mike (Karen); 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Frank was predeceased by his father John; mother Annie; step-mother Annie; brother John; brother Peter; granddaughter Amy and grandson Robert. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 1:00pm at Oliver’s Grande Prairie Funeral Chapel. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta or the Alberta Cancer Foundation.


Frank will be missed as a friend and a Brother Mason. I enjoyed many a night in lodge with him and hope he finds peace in the Grnade Lodge Above

posted by Don Chilcote, Fairview, Alberta : Aug 14, 2011


Frank being a frequent visitor to the Peace River Masonic Lodge, I was very fortunate to meet Frank on several occasions. My thoughts and prayers go out to Frank's family. God Bless

posted by Bro. Ron Douglas, High Level, Alberta : Aug 12, 2011


Dear Family and Friends of Frank; We remember Frank as a careing, considerate and compassionate person. He liked people and was always willing to lend a hand to friends and strangers alike. His love and knowledge of the Masonic Fraturnity will always be remembered. Got a question...Frank would have the answer. He will be greatly missed. Farewell our Brother, rest in Peace while we toil on earth, until we meet again. Fraternal love, Eleanor, Gordon and Lance Astle

posted by Gordon Astle, Edmonton AB : Aug 12, 2011


Our deepest Sympathy to the you the family on your loss. I have been honored to Know Frank in and out of Masonic Lodge. A Brother, a mentor and a Friend. You are Loved. Farewell, My Brother Gone But Not Forgotten Joe and Margo LaJoie

posted by Bro. Joe LaJoie, Grande Prairie, AB : Aug 11, 2011


Frank and I served together in the RCAF and then worked together at Alberta Power Ltd for 21 years. While we drifted apart in our retirement years we managed to have the occasional coffee together and reminisce. He will be missed.

posted by Earle Smith, Grande Prairie AB : Aug 11, 2011


You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time

posted by Myles & Amanda Ralph, Grande Cache, AB : Aug 12, 2011


Bro Frank was my mentor in many ways during my early days in Lodge. During my four years as Lodge Secretary I was constantly calling on the phone seeking his advice for the good of the Brethren. I shall miss him greatly.

posted by Ed Skwarok, Edmonton : Aug 12, 2011


I left Grande Prairie and all my friends at Lake Saskatoon Lodge in 1986. I did not know Frank, to the best of my recollection, but I am truly sorry for your loss with his passing. He sounds like he was a fine man to have know and I hope you receive the support and assistance you need at this time in your lives. God Bless you all John Tetaert

posted by John Tetaert, Nanaimo, BC. : Aug 12, 2011


I had the pleasure of meeting your Dad as a nurse for Home Care. I am very sorry for the loss of your Father and Grandfather. Please know that I will be thinking of your family on Tuesday as you celebrate his life. Carmen Hood, R.N. Home Care

posted by Carmen Hood, Grande Prairie Alberta : Aug 11, 2011


May frank Rest in Peace,an old friend and fellow airman.Always set a good example for his friends and fellow comrades.

posted by Michael & Kathleen Lett, Lake Country BC : Aug 31, 2011



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