Obituary for Frank Libner
Frank was born on September 12, 1926, in Mokoszyce, Poland. At the age of 24, he journeyed across the Atlantic to a land unknown in search of a new and better life. Frank’s adventure started in Liverpool, England, when he boarded the steamship S.S. Franconia destined for Canada. After weeks at sea, the ship arrived in May 1950 in Quebec City. With his ultimate destination a sponsor family on the prairies, Frank finally settled in the Ituna area working as a hired farm hand and henceforth as a section man with the Canadian National Railways, where he enjoyed a 30- year career. He retired on July 9, 1982.
On September 4, 1965, Frank married Helen and her family of five beautiful children. They welcomed a son, Richard, to the family in 1966. As a devoted and dedicated husband, father and grandfather, Frank’s unwavering love and commitment to family continued to be a central focus throughout his life. He shared his love of the outdoors and enjoyed gardening, farming, fishing and the great game of hockey.
Frank was predeceased by his father Frank, mother Maria, brothers Alphonse, Edward and Bernard, son-in-law Les Popiuk and grandson Scott Broshko. He will be deeply missed by his loving wife Helen; sister Gertrude; children Cecile, David (Donna), Dennis (Lorece), Cindy (Tim), Yvonne (Dave) and Richard (Kim); twelve grandchildren Cory, Krista (Chris), Nicole (Mike), Kari (Troy), Claire (Ayal), Spencer, Brittany, Jessica, Morgan, Brendan, Cole and Ethan, as well as eight great-grandchildren Ryker, Ashton, Terin, Ryder, Ruby, Ethan, Sofia and Keaton. Frank will be missed by all, and his memory will live with us forever.