Franklin Roy Edward Dummett was born on Feb. 9, 1930 at the Coronation Hospital and was the third of four children born to Frank and Pauline Dummett.
Frank was raised on the family farm northeast of Coronation, Alta. where he attended the Hart School and later moved to the homestead southwest of Coronation and attended both Lucerne and Lake Thelma School up until Grade 9 when he decided to quit school and join the work force.
In 1952 he met his future wife, Peggy Plautz and they were married the following year on Nov. 16, 1953 in Duffield, Alta. and moved into Coronation from the farm.
To this union there were three children born; Bill in 1954, Brian in 1957 and Brenda in 1958.
Frank spent a few years working at the Coronation Seed Cleaning Plant, then at the lumber yard, as well as driving fuel truck for B/A Oil Company.
The family moved to Fort St. John in 1965 where Frank began running grader for a small oilfield construction company. He then began his 20-year career as a grader operator for the B.C. Ministry of Highways.
In March of 1988 he received his achievement plaque from the Ministry of Highways and a gun rack from the Montney District, of which he was very proud.
Frank and Peggy then began their “gypsy years.” They moved back and forth from Coronation to Montney where they lived in the old Montney Store, then onto Drayton Valley where Frank helped his brother-in-law out at his car dealership, Mayhew Motors, while Peggy ran a dayhome.
Following that, Frank spent a few years as a foreman and educator for the B.C. highways department in Prince George.
They then decided to buy a condo in Osoyoos where they enjoyed warmer weather with friends for eight years, spending their winters there and summers back on the farm, before finally retiring from their gypsy days and settling back down in Coronation for good.
Frank spent nearly every day driving back and forth out to the farm, working on anything he could get his hands on, right up until he was nearly 92 years old.
He always found time for a visit and the coffee was always on!
He was also an avid hockey fan and everyone knew not make a peep or walk in front of the TV during good ol’ Hockey Night In Canada!
Frank was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Pauline Dummett; his brother Kenneth, sister Victoria; brothers-in-law Clifford and Melvin, as well as his granddaughter, Larrissa.
Frank is survived by his loving wife Peggy; his children Bill (Karen) Dummett, Brian Dummett, Brenda Gregor (Don); grandchildren Byron (Kirsten) Dummett, Bradley (Lindsey) Dummett, Ryan Dummett, Corey (Kayla) Dummett, Jennifer Dummett, Becky (Stephane) Rocque ; and numerous great-grandchildren, who always brought a smile to his face and kept him young at heart.
He is also survived by his sister, Eva Wadstein, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and other family members whom he treasured.
A social gathering will be held in the Golden Age Drop In Centre, Coronation, Alta. on Sat. May 14, 2022 from 2 – 4 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be made in Frank’s memory to the Stollery Children’s Hospital, 8440 112 St NW, Edmonton, Alta. T6G 2B7.
Those wishing to pay their respects to the Dummett families may do so by visiting www.parkviewfuneralchapels.com
Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium of Coronation, Alta. were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. For further information please call 403-578-3777.