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Frank Zver Sr.

February 20, 1933 - May 13, 2013

After a courageous battle with cancer the last 2 years, it is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Frank Zver Sr. our dear father, grandfather and friend.

Frank was born in Izakovci, Yugoslavia (Slovenia), and immigrated to Canada in 1957 with his loving partner Mary, who predeceased Dad in April 2011. Their desire was to live on the west coast so Dad could begin a career in the Logging Industry. Logging was his true passion and it was known by all his fellow co-workers and employers. He worked in the industry for over 35 years and retired with his bronzed cork boots.

In retirement Dad worked on a new passion, which was gardening, and grew the best vegetables, which he liked to share with everyone. Another enjoyment was horse racing, where he made some long lasting relationships and good friends. The most enjoyable times were spent with his family and grandchildren making memories. He will be sadly missed by his four children and their spouses: Mary (Mark) Labonte, Frank (Joanne) Zver, Diane (Norm) Bunnah and Rob Zver; six grandchildren: Camille, Blake, Kyle, Tonia, Samantha, and Jake.

“In our hearts we will find comfort in the memories and there you and Mom will always be.”

We would love to give special thanks to all the nurses, doctors and staff in the Palliative Care unit at NRGH, who provided Dad with exceptional care and loving words of encouragement each day. You are a group of true angels.

There will be no service held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made, on behalf of Frank Zver Sr., to the Palliative Care unit at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. The family will hold a private Celebration of Life at a later date.

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