Obituary for Frank Marsh Sr.

By Snodgrass Funeral Homes
April 28, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Marsh Sr. at his home on April 21, 2021, surrounded by his beloved wife of 68 years, Leona, and his loving family.

He will be greatly missed by his five children: Randy Marsh (Verna), Leona Morwood (Claire), Sharal Bonertz (late Len Bailer), Frank Marsh Jr. (Jackie), Karen Neufeld (Randy); his 13 grandchildren: Leann Shade (Jerry), Alan Marsh (Heather), Nathan Morwood (Teresa), Michelle Seaton (Quinn), Christa Toles (Greg), Elisha Weaver (Tony), Aaron Bonertz (Amanda), Jerett Marsh (Kathryn), Nicole Prout (Dylan), Kelsey Green (Adam), Jamey Neufeld, Marcy Neufeld, Kevin Neufeld (Jandy); and his 31 great-grandkids: Kennedi, Seth, Piper, Alexandra, Emily, Isobel, Oliver, Morgan, Eli, Tyson, Callie, Peyton, Zach, Austin, Logan, Hayley, Hadley, Benjamin, Evelyn, Maddox, Ava, Owen, Harvey, Duncan, Connor, Carter, Caydence, Jake, Clay, Presley and Remi.

Frank was born and raised in Medicine Hat, Alta., where he met and married the love of his life, Leona Kramer, in 1952.

After working several years for Eaton’s of Canada, in 1966 he moved with his family to purchase and operate Mountview Esso in Pincher Creek. Frank also worked as shop foreman for Rancher’s Auto for several years. Frank continued to work at Marsh Mechanical and OK Tire with his son Frank Jr., never officially retiring until he was 85 years old.

Frank was a multi-talented man: from building boats and trailers to kitchen cabinets, stonework and so much more. There was never a project he wouldn’t tackle and he was meticulous at his work.

His kids and grandkids fondly remember Grampa and his candy floss machine at many family gatherings. Frank and Leona enjoyed fishing and golfing together as well as numerous trips, including several trips to Hawaii with Randy and Verna. They took great pride in making their home and yard a beautiful place to share many family gatherings.

Frank was predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Olive Marsh, and by his brother Hugh Marsh, son-in-law Len Bailer and brother-in-law Don Olson. He is survived by his sister Dawn Barnes and her husband, Cliff; sisters-in-law Marilyn Marsh, Dagney Vermunt (Gordon), Dolores Olson and Audrey Bennett (Keith); brother-in-law Garry Kramer (Lucy); and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions for the late Frank Marsh may be made to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, 1620 29th St. N.W., Suite 300, Calgary, AB, T2N 4L7.

A memorial service will be held at a later date with Frank’s family and friends.


Funeral arrangements entrusted to Snodgrass Funeral Homes


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