DAPPEN, FRANZ RUDOLF
22 August 1929 - 28 February 2016
Sadly, we recently lost our dearly loved father Frank Dappen: Devoted family man, popular local proprietor for 60 years of Modern Done Upholstery in Kitsilano. A hard worker he never complained – always said ‘I’m fine’. Born in the Bernese Alps to Johann & Mina Boss Dappen. Youngest of a large family, he grew up on an idyllic hillside orchard as a boy and helped run his family’s farmland. Frank served in the Swiss Air Force and apprenticed in Geneva; emigrating in 1953 from Bern Switzerland. A Master Craftsman, even at 86 years old Frank came to the Shop daily. Swiss Society Member and an avid skier, Frank & friends hiked the tops of local mountains before the days of ski lifts. A self-made man, Frank was always happy to help anyone & enjoyed travelling with his wife Joy & shared many happy times with our whole extended family who were much loved by him. Frank leaves behind daughters Francesca & Francine, wife Joy step children Ross (Louise) Waters, Kim Jennings -grandchildren Braeden (Norna) & Brittany Waters & Blake Jennings and great-grandchildren Devyn, Cole, & Kara. Fondly remembered by: our Swiss cousins Walter & Werner (Ines) Schnegg & children and English cousins: Julie Jackson, Gail Lauder, Brett Varker, Vanessa Downing & their families. He will be deeply missed.
A Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday March 18 at St. Philip’s Church, 3737 W. 27th Avenue, Vancouver with The Venerable John Stephens presiding. Donations in Frank’s memory may be made to The CH.I.L.D. Foundation, www.child.ca