WO Frank Sobkowich, CD (Ret’d)
We regret to advise of the death of Warrant Officer Frank Sobkowich, CD (Ret’d) of Chilliwack BC on 23 November 2020 at age 75. Frank served with the Canadian Military Engineers for twenty three years.
Frank was born in Winnipeg MB and grew up on a farm near Fisher Branch MB. He left home at age 16 and joined the Canadian Army in 1962 with the 11th Intake of the Sapper Apprentice program. After completing his training at the Royal Canadian School of Military Engineering at Camp Chilliwack, BC he proceeded onto a twenty-three year career with the Royal Canadian Engineers. Frank served mostly in Chilliwack with 3 Field Squadron and the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering but also served with 4 Field Squadron in Lahr Germany (1970-73).
Upon retirement, Frank owned and operated a landscape company with his son Frank for many years. He became involved in the community and was elected and served on the board of the Fraser Valley Regional District as a director for the Cultus and Chilliwack Lake area for three terms.