They were the early adopters of online dating 18 years ago,
They moved to Calgary together late 2000 and later married in Lake Louise, Alberta Aug 26th, 2001.
After two years studying, travelling and skiing in Denmark and Europe, he met a Scottish lass on the train as he crossed Canada on his way home.
She was our mother Ann, who was coming west to work as a nurse.
Simply by how he lived, he taught us quiet faith, patience, appreciation for art, creativity and beauty, a love for nature and space. Frank is survived by his sisters Irene and Joyce, his brother Harry, sons Gen and Sumio, daughters Sachiko and Hanae, and grandchildren Elena, Emi, Marin, Siri, Elijah and Paul. He lived a wonderful life and we were blessed to be part of it. Funeral mass at the Tete Jaune Community Hall near Valemount, B.
He modelled humility, respect and acceptance of others. C., Gathering to celebrate Frank’s life will follow at Tete Jaune Community Hall. Messages of condolence may be sent through For more information about this obituary visit He is survived by his Father, Keith Zinger, Sisters, Lisa and Holly and Wife, Clarissa and his four children, Abby, Ryan, Shannon and Shayla.
Frank was born under the blue Alberta skies in Calgary, Alberta on December 8, 1932, to Kiyoshi Oe and Shigekiyo Kiyooka, our grandparents, who both came to Canada from Kochi-ken, Shikoku, Japan. He spent his childhood with his brothers and sisters as a prairie boy on a farm in rural Opal.??
Nola was the loving wife of the late Earl Gordon Craig (1999) and amazing Mom to Brad (Annette) of Coquitlam, B. We would like to say a very heartfelt thank you to the wonderful people at Fiddick’s Nursing Home in Petrolia who took care of Mom with such compassion, kindness and love. Memorial donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. His early years were spent running around and creating havoc in Kitsilano.He sold his red Carmen Ghia sportscar in 1964 to fund a year of studying and apprenticing in Kyoto, Japan and then set up a studio and shops in Jasper and in Hinton in the years to follow. The prairie boy in Frank never forgot the feeling of the wide open spaces.