Franz  passed away on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, just before his 94th birthday. It is with great sadness that we say our goodbyes to our beloved Franz, Dad and Opa, who will always be remembered as a gentle, generous, and kindest of souls.  Franz was born and raised in Austria where he became a Master Carpenter and furniture designer and married the love of his life, Maria.

Looking for a better life, they immigrated with their daughter Heidi to Regina, Saskatchewan in 1953 and made their permanent home in Victoria in 1957.  Franz and Maria came from very humble beginnings, but with hard work and a desire to succeed they started a residential construction company building family homes.

His legacy can be seen throughout Victoria to this day.  As Franz continued to build homes, the family welcomed the arrival of their daughter Rosemarie.  Franz had several hobbies and shared these with his family and friends.  He loved dancing and music.  He enjoyed barbequing, smoking salmon, making jams, baking, and cooking with friends.

Franz was called by the angels and passed away surrounded by family.  He is predeceased by his wife Maria and leaves his sister Elfrieda, daughters Heidi and Rosemarie (Mark), granddaughters, Carmen (David), Claudia, and Gisella (Rosario), great grandson, Matteo, and his loyal feline companion Herman.  Franz will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life (John 3:15).

A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 3:00pm in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens with immediate family and invited guests only in attendance.  All others are invited to attend virtually via Zoom by clicking the following link.  Please use your video camera when joining so that family in attendance can see you and feel your support.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens



  • Katy & Mauro

    Heidi, Rosemarie and Family,
    Our sincere sympathy goes out to you all on the passing of Frank.
    He was an awesome, gracious and generous person. We will truly miss him.
    Love, Mauro & Katy.

  • Linda Watson-elmi

    Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
    All our love across the miles
    Linda,Abbe,Asha,Yasmine and Adan xoxo

  • Linda Watson-elmi

    Our deepest sympathies to you all

    Betty and Bob Watson

  • Walt and Pat Ryan

    We would like to offer our condolences to both of you. We met Frank about 53 years ago and talked to your mother and him about building a house for us. We had the property but couldn’t get a mortgage. Frank said leave it with me. A couple of days later we had a mortgage, thanks to your dad. We are still in the same house he built. He was an amazing craftsman and a fine gentleman. His word was his bond. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Kathy and Gary Konishi

    Dear Heidi

    Our warmest thoughts are with you and your family. Cherish those beautiful memories and wonderful times and his spirit and love will be always with you.

    Thinking of YOU and sending love and prayers!

  • Yatza Djurkovic

    Dear Heidi,
    Our deep condolences to you and your family.
    Your father will truly be missed, and cherished in your memory forever.
    Love Yatza with family

  • Claire Vessey

    I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved father. Best wishes to the family at this sad time.

  • Harry Mueller

    Dear Heidi and Rosemary. I remember Frank fondly as a kind and gentle man. Frank’s passing causes me to remember family visits and your Mother’s excellent baking.

    Please know that you both are in my thoughts and prayers.

    Harry Mueller

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