Dec 7 1914 – October 15 2008
It is with sadness but in full appreciation of a life well lived that we announce the passing of Frank Edward Mould. He is survived by wife Alice, sons John (and Barb) Mould of Edmonton) and Ken (and Sharon) Mould of Winnipeg. Son Richard Alan Mould of Saskatoon predeceased him. He will be sorely missed by grandchildren Jennifer, Tara, Alison and Heather and great grandchildren Danika and Jorja.
Dad was born in Edmonton Alberta in 1914 the youngest of five siblings. He was raised and educated in Edmonton and maintained a love for that city and near by Wabamun Lake where he spent many summers at the family cabin.
He joined the Canadian Air Force at the outbreak of the Second World War and led his class in pilot training. He was stationed in Virden Manitoba and Abbotsford B.C. where he trained pilots for overseas action. It was while attending a dance in Chilliwack that he met schoolteacher Alice Richardson with whom he became engaged and subsequently married in 1943.
Following the war, Dad was offered a position as dispensing optician and manager of Optical Prescription Company in Saskatoon. Saskatoon became home for the next twenty-seven years during which time three boys were born, raised and educated. In 1972 Frank and Alice moved to Edmonton where dad spent the last 8 years of his working life with Optical Prescription. He was active in the Saskatoon Kiwanis Club and served as it’s president in 1965. Dad was an accomplished photographer and a member of the Saskatoon Camera Club. He worked professionally photographing cattle for sales catalogues and combined that with his interest in flying as he visited farms in rural Saskatchewan by light aircraft. Frank also had a gift for music. He learned the piano and used his talents to help finance his adult education. There was never a time when our house was not full of music provided by our father on the piano or organ. Dad loved the out of doors and instilled in us a sense of the greatness of Canada by virtue of camping trips during our summer vacations.
In 1980 Frank and Alice retired to Qualicum Beach B.C. and spent many enjoyable years making new friends, gardening, golfing and volunteering in the community.