KACHANOSKI, Francis Ellis

Kachanoski, Francis Ellis

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Ellis passed away peacefully in the early morning of Sunday, 08 November 2015. Beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and Brother, he leaves to mourn his wife of 48 years, Rosemary; sons Steven (Angela) and Christopher; grandchildren, Aidan and Jamie, Noah Eto, Natasha and Anika; sisters Judi, Lorraine, Wendy (Ross), Vicki (Ray); brother Wally (Marg); brothers-in-law Ray Louttit; Henry Westle (Ruth) and sister-in-law Ellen McGregor; along with numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Ellis was pre-deceased by his father and mother (Frank and Bernice) and sister Bea. Ellis was born and grew up on the family farm in Souris Manitoba and, following a brief stint in the Air Force, he moved west to Prince George, B.C., where he met and married Rosemary and where his sons were born. He soon got into the construction business, where he worked as a Drywall Taper. That work led him to Victoria in 1986, where he continued working until illness forced him to retire in 2007. He happily spent many hours in his garden and his family reaped the rewards of that work. As recently as the day before his passing he was in the garden, bringing in more vegetables for the table. He will be sorely missed.

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