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Frank Herbst

November 8, 1929 - February 18, 2010


On Thursday February 18, 2010, Mr. Frank William Herbst of Oliver left the world gently and peacefully at home with his family by his side at the age of 80 years.
He was predeceased by his parents John & Claudia and sisters Magdalena and Delores.
Frank will be fondly remembered by his loving wife Melody; daughter Subrina (Gord) Monteith, son Dustin Herbst and three granddaughters Saphyre (9), Jocelyn (2) and Madalyn (5 months) all his precious gems; siblings Agnes Heringer, Edward (Janet) Herbst, Aubry Herbst, Charles (Lyla) Herbst and Robert (Charlotte) Herbst. He also leaves behind aunts, uncles; numerous nieces, nephews, godchildren and cousins.
He was born and raised in southern Alberta where he had a mechanic shop, owned a 1000 acre farm overlooking the sweet grass hills of Montana, U.S.A.
Frank and Melody were married on June 30th, 1976 and he was an Oliver resident starting in 1993. Over the years, Frank was self-employed as a farmer, heavy duty/automotive mechanic and he worked for many years at Inkameep Vineyards. He was also a pilot for 42 years from 1958 to 2000 and loved to restore airplanes and tractors. He had the opportunity to showcase his last project in the 2009 Oliver Parade. Frank co-owned the Falls Jade Shop with his wife Melody in Okanagan Falls from 1986 – 1993.
Frank also enjoyed painting like Bob Ross and he was a rock hound always looking to the ground for his next treasure.
A celebration of Frank’s life will be at 11:00 A.M. Saturday February 27, 2010 at the Inkameep Community Hall.
Condolences may be directed to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Jan and Blake Kennedy
Relation: Friend-employer

Our sympathy goes out to your family for the loss of Frank. He was always such a great help from fixing our irrigation pipes to repairing the John Deere tractor! While repairing these items we always enjoyed his many stories. We will greatly miss him. Blake and Jan Kennedy
@McIntryre Bluff Ranch

From: Glen & Kalvin Herbst-MacKay
Relation: Uncle

My fondest memory of Uncle Frank will always be of him taking me flying. As a little boy I remember waiting for him to drive past the house to the airplane hanger, and I would take off running following behind him. He always took me up with him, I never remember him leaving me behind……and he never did. All of our thoughts and love are with you now.

From: Jason & Linsay Houweling
Relation: He was my Great Uncle

Uncle Frank was such an amazing man. His endless story telling and wonderful sense of humor were always enjoyed by those around him. We send our thoughts, prayers and love to you all. You will be missed, Uncle Frank.

From: The Watermans
Relation: Friend of Subrina and Gord Montieth

Our deepest prayers and sympathies for your family during this difficult time.

From: Carmen, Matthew & Lucas Gareau
Relation: a great uncle

Uncle Frank was a wonderful, caring man. He will always be remembered and loved! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family! We will miss Uncle Frank – you were all blessed with such a great man in your lives!

From: Robert & Charlotte Herbst
Relation: Brother

Mel,& families,
We are all going to miss Frank very much,he was a great brother,always had lots to talk about,we have many good memories.
Glad we got to spend time with him,when we flew in from Arizona.
Condolences,love and prayers to you all.
Robert & Charlotte

From: Theresa Harty Plouffe
Relation: cousin

To All Of Franks Family Our Deepest Sympathy To All Of You,I will never forget when i was just little growing up on the farm Frank would fly his crop duster down it was so awesome to watch, I used to think he was magic because no one else I knew could fly an airplane.He will be missed,

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
February 27, 2010
Beginning at 11:00am

Nk''Mip Community Hall
101 Sandpoint Drive
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 A.M. at the Inkameep Community Hall. A memorial service will also be held at 3:00 P.M. Saturday April 17, 2010 at the Sevens Person Hall, Seven Persons, Alberta.

101 Sandpoint Drive
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

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