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Frank Smith dates etc.
Frank Smith
1921-2020
His published obituary, December 7, 2020: 
Frank was born in London, England in 1921 to Frank and Winnifred Smith. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Cymay, Sheila and brothers, Ted and Eric. He is survived by his son Michael (Sharon).
Frank joined the Royal Navy (Air) in 1941 until 1945. After training at the Rolls-Royce Factory in Derby he was sent to Trinidad for 2 years during the war. He was then sent to Scotland to end out the war. He met the love of his life, Eileen, in Crail, Scotland where Eileen was a WREN and they married in 1945. Their son, Michael was born in 1947. Their love affair lasted 65 years until Eileen’s death in 2011.
Frank worked for Otis Elevators in London after the war until 1951 when he went to the Canadian Embassy in London and joined the Royal Canadian Navy (Air) where he served from 1951 – 1971.
The “chief” served at Shearwater in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and onboard the HMCS Bonaventure, a Canadian aircraft carrier patrolling the Atlantic during the Cold War. After retirement he moved to North Vancouver and became plant manager for International Hydrodynamics building miniature submersibles.
In 1975 on a visit to Chilliwack, BC they fell in love with the city, and stayed the remainder of their lives. Their love of music had them entertaining at the Chilliwack Cultural Center and at seniors homes doing British Pub Nights. Frank playing his accordion and Eileen singing.
Frank remained in the home they built until the end, December 7, 2020. Michael (Sharon) would like to thank the caregivers at Heroes Home Care and especially his neighbours in Chilliwack who were so supportive of Frank in his final years.
The Chilliwack Progress

1930s
 Date Show Author Director Producer 1-Ass’t director 2-Musical director 3-Choreographer    Location/Note
1931 11 Chilliwack Little Theatre Association, a.k.a. Chilliwack Valley Little Theatre Association is formed Chilliwack Legion Hall
1932 05 The Ivory Door

 

A.A. Milne Chilliwack Valley Dramatic Festival, High School Auditorium
1932 11 Brothers in Arms S. Corderoy (1-act)
1932 11 The Eligible Mr. Bangs C. R. Hallman Chilliwack Valley 2nd Annual Dramatic Festival, High School Auditorium
1932 11 The Sentence of Death  T. Farias de Isassi, translated by Lilian Saunders Lipton McCutcheon (1-act)
1933 03 The Wedding Present Margaret Cummings Sardis Community Hall
1933 03 Their Husband Mrs. E. Stuart Sardis Community Hall
1933 05 Sentence of Death  T. Farias de Isassi, translated by Lilian Saunders Lipton McCutcheon Dominion Drama Festival, Avenue Theatre, Vancouver
1933 05 A Lady Comes to the ‘Plowshare’ Kathleen Barritt Chilliwack Valley Dramatic Festival, High School Auditorium
1933 05 Wedding Present Alfred Arthur? Chilliwack Valley 2nd Annual Dramatic Festival, 1-act; High School Auditorium
1933 12 Beauty & the Jacobin Booth Tarkington 1-act; High School Auditorium
1933 12 Outclassed Carl Glick 1-act; High School Auditorium
1933 12 Wireless Can’t Lie Olive Morgan Lower FV Little Theatre Competition, 1-act: Langley Prairie; 2nd Place
1936 03 A Woman of Character E. A. Brown?
1936 03 The Purple Doorknob Walter Eaton? Lower FV Little Theatre Competition, 1-act: Langley Prairie; 3rd Place