DANKU, Frank Joseph 1943 – 2021 It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Frank, our father, grandfather and husband who passed away peacefully at the Dinsmore Health Centre in the early morning of February 22, 2021. Frank was born June 24, 1943 on the family farm near Meskanaw, Sask. As a young man Frank spent many hours working on the farm along with his three sisters. Frank also worked for a few years at a neighboring farm as well. At the young age of 18 Frank left the farm work behind to pursue work at the Gardiner Dam which was under construction at the time. Frank loved a challenge and the hard work that came with it. While working at Gardiner Dam, Frank met his future wife Lois Murray. They married on March 5, 1966 and together they raised two children Carl and Kim. Frank worked at various construction jobs for a number of years throughout Saskatchewan. The family settled in Macrorie in the early 70's and in 1975 Frank returned to work at Gardiner Dam in construction maintenance. Frank and the family then moved to Outlook in 1979, continuing to live there throughout his life. Over the years Frank enjoyed many past times such as watching his kids play sports, hunting, snowmobiling, camping and traveling and attending family gatherings. So many good memories were made during these times. Frank retired in 2004 and enjoyed many good years in retirement. Together with Lois they enjoyed many good years of travel, camping trips and family gatherings. Camping with the grandchildren was always one of Frank's favorite past times. Frank and Lois were fortunate to take part in a number of bus tours while in retirement. He was so excited to literally have traveled from one end of Canada to the other. So many wonderful memories were made and also some great friends as well. Another highlight for Frank was the annual pheasant hunting trip with his son-in-law John and the boys. Every October it was a ritual to travel to Montana for a weekend of hunting. Frank always has great stories and memories to tell. The most important thing in Frank's life was always his family. He was so proud of his children and grandchildren whom he loved dearly. He will be deeply missed by us all. Frank is survived by his loving wife Lois, son Carl, daughter Kim (John), grandchildren, Megan Feruglio (Mike), Amy Feruglio (Nathan), Autumn Danku and Carson Danku; sisters, Elsie (Mike) Astalos, Theresa (Earl Harmon, and Margaret Davies. He was predeceased by parents Steve and Theresa Danku and brother-in-law Barry Davies. Memorial donations may be made to the Dinsmore Health Centre or the Alzheimer's Association. __________________________________________________
Published in The Outlook from Mar. 11 to Apr. 10, 2021.