Frank W. Bull (Frankie, Papa) passed away peacefully on March 23, 2013 while in the careful, loving care of the Chilliwack Cascade Hospice. Frank was born on January 21, 1925 in North Bay Ontario and spent most of his early years, in and around the Northern Ontario and greater Toronto areas. In the 40’s, Frank served in the RCAF and was posted to a US base in Alaska during WWII. Later on, Frank was posted to Vancouver Island until 1946 where he subsequently started his own logging operation in Salt Spring Island. In 1952, Frank married Jessie (Tess) Mackenzie and went on to co-found the Macquinna Hotel in Tofino. Together, they ran a burgeoning business and started a family which included the birth of Fredrick (Rick), Robert (Bob) and Shirley-Anne. In the early 60’s, the Bull family moved to Chilliwack, where son Ronald (Ron) was born. Frank founded Acacia Mineral Development in the 70’s which he ran until his retirement in the late 80’s.
Frankie was one of the last known “Good Guys” and the last survivor of his siblings, he was proud to be in his 89th year. Known for being gentle, quiet and reserved Frankie was also known for a sense of humor and for taking on the “good fight”. They just don’t make them like that anymore.
Frank was predeceased by his parents George and Gertrude, his wife Tess, daughter Shirley-Anne, son Bob as well as his siblings, Henry, Clyde, Esmond, Ron, Gordon, Gerry, Bernice, Audrey and Vivian. Frank is survived by his sons Rick and Ron, granddaughters, Roschelle, Charlene and Sheena, grandsons Shawn and Taylor, son in-law Dan Miller and daughter in-law Victoria. Frank has numerous nieces and nephews located in BC, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Quebec. He cherished all of you deeply. Frankie, Papa will be sadly missed but often remembered. A memorial service will be held at The Chilliwack Legion branch 4 located at 9350 Mary St, Chilliwack on March 28th. The service will begin at 1pm. Frank will be laid to rest at Little Mountain cemetery where he will join his wife Tess. Special thanks to the caring nurses and doctors of the Chilliwack General Hospital N3 Unit and to the Cascade Hospice. You truly perform the work of angels. In lieu of flowers we would appreciate donations to the Chilliwack Hospice Society or to the Salvation Army. In honor of Frank Bull donations can be made at the following: www.chilliwackhospice.org/donations.htmland http://www.salvationarmychilliwack.ca/donate/.