Coward, Frank

Force: Canadian Air Force

Frank Coward was born on November 5, 1914 in Grouard AB to parents William and Elizabeth (Judd) Coward. The family moved to Dreau (near Girouxville) where Frank and his brothers, Bill and Fred, attended school in Falher where they resided in a convent. In 1927 the family moved to a homestead (in Dreau). After leaving school, Frank worked on farms, and the railroad in Dreau. From 1939 to 1943 he was a grain buyer for Alberta Pacific Grain Co. Frank married Mary Jane Gamble on June 20, 1939. They had two children: Terry and Joan. Enlisting with the Canadian Air Force in 1943 in Edmonton, Frank served during the war in India, and he was discharged in Vancouver. (His two brothers also served in WW II.) After the war he held several different jobs, and in 1949 he started work for the Board of Grain Commissioners in Vancouver, Montreal, and Calgary. Frank retired in Calgary in 1976. For a number of years, he suffered from Alzheimer’s Disease, and he died on May 6, 1989 in Calgary.

Source: Reflexions p. 455-456