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We, the family of Frank Izzard of Quesnel, B.C., regret to announce his passing on Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011.

Frank was an avid fisherman and hunter, and loved spending time outdoors. He always was willing to share his stories and tall tales of his many adventures with anyone who would listen.

Frank always could be counted on to lend a helping hand and often was able to get a job done when nobody else could.

Frank was born in Mulvihill, Man. on Aug. 30, 1937 to Arthur George and Abelone Izzard.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Mavis (nee Orme), and their children, Donna, Kandice, and Rick (wife, Shannon); grandchildren, Kyla, Julie-Ann, Kurtis, and Janelle; and great-grandchildren, Aleaha, Anya, and James.

Frank also is survived by his brother, William of Carstairs, Alta.; and sisters, Winnifred Rousseau, Irene Huntley, Viola Plumridge, and Ethel (Howard) Raper of Brechin, Ont.

 He was predeceased by his parents, Arthur and Abelone Izzard; and brother, Richard Izzard.

At Frank’s request, no service will be held. Cremation entrusted with Clayton’s Funeral Directors.

In lieu of flowers, in memoriam donations may be made to the Quesnel Division of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.