Francis (Frank)Edward Woods

BORN: AUGUST 10, 1933


Our family is profoundly sad to announce the passing of our father, grandfather, and great grandfather, Frank Edward Woods, in Winnipeg, Manitoba on February 10, 2020, after a brief illness. Frank  would have celebrated his 87th birthday in August, 2020. Frank will always be loved and remembered by his four children, David Woods, Mark Woods, Cindy Bauer (Kelly) and Donna Kotchon (Wayne); 11grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; and by his very special friend Edna Lawryniuk and her family, his favourite niece, Brenda (Robert) Nolin and favorite nephew Randy (Christine) Woods as well as by numerous relatives and friends that held a special place in his heart.  Frank is predeceased by loving wife Marie in July of 2011 and his daughter in-law- Kim Woods, in June of 2016.  Frank was born in Vancouver, BC on August 10, 1933 and came to  Winnipeg at a very young age.  He attended school in the north end of Winnipeg and completed his education there.   Frank met his wife Marie, in Regina in 1954 and they were married on November 5, 1955 and settled in Calgary, eventually moving to Winnipeg in August of 1964, with 3 kids in tow. Their last child, Donna, was born in 1965, in Winnipeg.   Mom and Dad bought their first house in River Heights, in 1966, raised their four children there and then in 1977, moved to St. Clements to pursue Dad’s dream of raising thoroughbred racehorses. In the mid 90’s Mom & Dad moved to Winnipeg Beach to enjoy retirement at the family cottage.  However,  Dad never really retired and continued to dabble in different activities, throughout his life. In 2011, after the death of Mom, Dad came full circle and moved back to Winnipeg to be closer to his children and it is in Winnipeg, where he lived out the remainder of his life.  Dad was never one to be afraid to take a chance and had a varied career throughout his life.  Dad worked for the CNR, an automotive supply firm, a financial institute, was self-employed, was a horse farm owner, politician and accountant, in addition to husband and father.  He was an extremely intelligent man, with a strong opinion, who loved a lively political discussion.    In his later years, after mom passed, his friend Edna and her family brought much joy to his life. Frank has loved and touched so many people in his long  life.  He will be missed dearly and lovingly remembered. The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dad’s cardiologist, Dr. Tam and his team at the St. Boniface Hospital for the care and compassion they provided in the last 18 months.  Cremation has taken place and the Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph the Worker Roman Catholic Church, 505 Brewster Street, Winnipeg, MB on Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 11:00 am.  If desired, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.

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