Francis (Frank) Charles McCusker

July 14, 1922 ~ December 31, 2021 (age 99)


Francis Charles (Frank) McCusker went peaceably to be with his Lord and Saviour on December 31, 2021, in Fairview (Gage) Alberta at the age of 99 ½. He was born July 14, 1922, in Onaway, Alberta. 

At the age of 8, he moved to Edmonton. He had a job as a cook in the Royal Alex Hospital before joining the army in 1942, where he went to England for training in May and in July was shipped off to France for the invasion where he spent his 21st birthday. July 25 he was wounded and sent back to England. In October he went back with the Calgary Highlanders to Holland. 

After the war, he married Phyllis Elizabeth Dow on May 17, 1947, and honeymooned in BC at a little cottage his aunt gave them in Ioco. 

With his 2 children and mother-in-law, he moved to BC in 1957, where he continued in his own business as a plumber and gas fitter in the lower mainland.
He was very active in Baptist Church planting in many communities throughout his life and used his plumbing skills there. 

In 1966 he moved to 100 Mile House where he continued plumbing on the Red Coach Inn, then his wife and son joined him in 1968. 

At the age of 55, he officially retired. A few years later he became a caretaker for West Coast Energy in 100 Mile House, then at the site on Coldwater Road in Merritt. They lived in this area from then on.
Frank leaves behind many wonderful friends in the town of Merritt that contributed to his ability to live on his own.

He was predeceased by his parents, Stewart Charles and Louisa McCusker, His step-brother Tom Baskerville, his wife Phyllis McCusker (Dow), his Son Chuck, his nephew Donald Dow and brother-in-law Bob Dow, grandson Jeff Alexander.

Surviving family, daughter, Lois Alexander (Dave), grandson’s wife (Nyree), Mindi Forsyth (Shawn), Jody Hostetler (Josh), great-grandchildren, Haley Bings (Liam), Mackenna Morey(Keegan), Ethan Alexander, Jordana and Madison Forsyth, Macgregor, Faith, Kianna, Quinn, Brielle and Anya Hostetler, Great great-grandchildren, Leeland and Maren Bings, sister-in-law Sylvia Dow, nieces Sue Dow-Walhood (Dan) and Elaine Wilson and great-nephew Torin Dow-Walhood. 

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