1951 – 2019
Frank was born on the family farm on November 5, 1951. He attended the Jackson Lake school until it closed and then went to Debden school. Frank played defense on the Debden Comets juvenile hockey team, but his real love was playing guitar. He started a band playing with many different local musicians. He was a perfectionist and wouldn’t quit trying until the tune sounded crystal clear.
Frank was a man of many talents and skills he worked in several different bush camps throughout the north. He was also a gifted welder, dry waller and construction worker. Frank was working as a logger in the Nipawin area where he met and married Jane Wiebe in 1974. This union produced two beautiful sons Jason and Blair. A lot of his adult life he spent entertaining wherever his work took him. His guitar playing, singing, and entertaining prowess was known by many.
Frank was an avid sports fan and never missed the Blue Jays games or his beloved Maple Leaf’s. He always said « maybe next year ». For the last nine years of his life, he enjoyed the constant caring and compassionate friendship of Laverne. Very much appreciated by the family.
Frank will be lovingly remembered by his special friend, Laverne Michel of Big River, SK; his son , Jason (Robyn) Arcand of Saskatoon, SK; his siblings: Lillian (Orville) Hinson of Debden, SK; Ann (Richard) Bezdietny of Gimli, MB; Ida (Garnet) Stene of Shellbrook, SK; Marcel (Ann) Arcand of Prince Albert, SK; Simone (Emil) Handfield of New Sarepta, AB; Fred (Karen) Arcand of Christopher Lake, SK; his grandson, Bryn Hilldebrand; his son Blair’s partner, Bodie Elliott; mother of his children, Jane Quennelle; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. Frank is predeceased by: his parents, Bella and Damas Arcand; his son, Blair Arcand; his brothers, Joseph Bruno Arcand, and Edward Arcand; and his parents-in-law Abe and Tina Wiebe.
There will be a Graveside Service held for Frank on Friday, July 26, 2019, at 2:00 pm, from the Park Valley Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of tributes, memorial donations may be made in memory of Frank to the Big River Christmas Organization or to the Lakewood Lodge Auxiliary (Box 846 Big River, SK S0J 0E0). Family and friends wishing to send online condolences are welcome to visit www.beaulacfuneralhome.com Arrangements have been entrusted to Beau “Lac” Funeral Home, Shellbrook 306-747-2828.
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Frank Patrick Arcand November 5 1951 July 17 2019 (age 67)..
Décès pour la Ville: Spiritwood, Province: Saskatchewan