Louis Franklin (Frank) Cass II

June 23, 2020 4 Condolences Print Obituary

Louis Franklin (Frank) Cass II passed away peacefully at home in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on June 19, 2020 at the age of 70. He was born on June 25, 1949 in Austin, Minnesota and his family moved to several different parts of the United States and to Fort Smith in the Northwest Territories, before settling in Edmonton.

Frank was predeceased by his parents, Joyce Cleone Anderson and Louis Franklin Cass I. He is survived by his wife Janice and three children, David, Shawna (Gregory) and Sheri (Satpal). He also has four grandchildren, Blake, Thorton, Mason and Sebastian, as well as three step-grandchildren, Alisha, Carla (deceased) and Isaiah. He is also survived by siblings Carol (Bill), Kris (Linda) and Steve (Diane) and predeceased by brothers Greg and Doug.

Frank spent his career in the public service as a building safety code officer and played a key role in writing the Alberta Building Code, for which he was awarded an Alberta Centennial Certificate and Medal from former Premier Stelmach. He was proud to be part of that Code’s development and equally proud of his work to ensure political staff understood the consequences of following the path of least resistance, instead of adherence to the Code and its necessary protections for Albertans.

He was most proud, however, of his family. His first word was “Mom” and among his last were expressions of love to his wife and mother of his children. He was never happier than when he had all of his children and grandchildren together, and he was a natural storyteller and loving grandpa.

Frank asked that there be no service. He would like instead to be remembered as a hard worker who did not bend his basic life values to suit his employers or other people – and for his love for his family, especially his wife, children and grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, we ask you to make a donation to the MS Society of Canada, the charity of your choice or to do something special with your family in his memory.

  1. Jan, Shawna, Sheri and Dave.
    I have many fond memories over the years of Frank. He was a truly devoted husband and father. Our thoughts are with you all. Heaven has another angel to look after you.

    Wendy and Wade Zenchyson

  2. Frank was a wonderful father-in-law. Welcoming, funny, a great storyteller, and very supportive. I loved spending time with him – often while watching football – and appreciated all the time he gave to me. He is very loved and deeply missed.

  3. I always enjoyed talking to Frank, usually in the elevator going to or from work. I remember his love for his convertible mustang! It was one time I actually saw Jan with some sun on her face and arms!
    He truly did believe in doing what was right over what was easy. That is a very admirable trait that is rare these days!
    I hope you get a chance to raise a glass to the wonderful man, husband, father and grandfather Frank was.
    While he may be gone in body, his spirit will forever live in his children and grandchildren.

  4. Janice, I am terribly sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

    Heather Bilodeau

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