Charles Francis “Frank” Lynch

Charles Francis Lynch (Frank) joined his parents (Bud & Annie Lynch) in Heaven on July 8th, 2015 at the Elk Valley Hospital, at the age of 79 years. He was born in Calgary, Alberta on October 6, 1935.

Frank moved to Fernie in 1945 with his parents, where he attended school, among other things. In 1962 he married Mary Patricia Rambold and they settled in Hosmer, BC. He was active in numerous businesses; Lynch’s Royal Light, Lynch’s Car Sales, White Spot, Elk Drive-In Theatre and William Fernie.

Frank was an amazing man, helping everyone in his path. After a fire in Hosmer, he and Roger Lynch, created the Hosmer Fire Department. He was also very active with the Snow Valley Wranglers, acting as President for many years.

Frank enjoyed numerous activities such as riding horses (bronc’s included), fishing, hunting, camping, reading, singing and even attempted to play the bass guitar. But most of all he enjoyed all these things with his wife and family(s).

In 1987, Frank and Mary moved to their cottage at Edwards Lake, and then to Jaffray in 2004 for his remaining years.

Frank is survived by his wife Mary, 5 daughters and 1 son: Maryanne (Ron) Ratz, Kim (Richard) Garlock, Charlene (Kelly) Stanvick, Bud (Ingrid) Lynch, Shelley Lynch, and Cathy (Craig) Follett; 12 grandchildren: Amber (Chuck), Jeromy (Samantha), Brandon, Brett (Kellie), Dalton (Jordyn), Alisha, Amanda (Craig), Dusty (Alex), Charlie, Sadi (Stan), Dwight and Carter; 3 step grandchildren: Lilly, Lewis and Jenna and 7 great grandchildren: Ava, Abby, Mikaela (Raven), Mikel, Remington, Mackenzie and baby Rogers. He is also survived by his sister Donna Woodall and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation was held on Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at Cherished Memories “Serenity” Chapel with Funeral Mass following on Wednesday, July 15th at the Holy Family Catholic Church.

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