Frank SHALAGAN

SHALAGAN, Frank May 1, 1924 – February 25, 2011

Frank was born in Tornapole, Poland and came to Canada in 1927 with his mother and young brother to meet his father who arrived two years earlier. The family settled in Fidelity, AB. Frank joined the Airforce at the age of 16 and was stationed in the Pacific. In 1945 he married his wife Effie and farmed in Mannville. The young family moved to Edmonton in 1954 and then in 1984 moved to Kelowna to enjoy their retirement. Frank is survived by his wife Effie, daughter Fances MacKay, son Rick (Marilyn), daughter Gail (Barry) Rhein, son Barrie (Denise), daughter Monica (Jim), son Frank (Lydia), son David (Amanda); 17 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, brothers: Bernie (Pat), Peter (Donna); sisters: Marie Gejdos, Anne Ferbey, Sister Doloretta, sister-in-law Helen and many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by daughter Dianne, mother Nancy, father Peter, stepfather Bill Domarc, brother Stan, brothers-in-law Frank Gejdos and George Ferbey. Frank was an active member of St. Charles Garnier Parish, the Knights of Columbus and the Royal Canadian Legion. Prayers will be recited on Friday, March4, 2011 at 5:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC with a Funeral Mass celebrated on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 11:00 am at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made St. Charles Garnier Knights of Columbus Council. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.