KARWANDY, Frank Brigadier General (retired) Frank Karwandy, LLB, CDQC, was born September 16, 1927 in Neidpath, Saskatchewan. He died on September 26, 2016 in White Rock, B.C. Frank received his LLB in 1952 from the University of British Columbia, whereupon he joined the Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) in Calgary. Frank married the love of his life, Esther Ludwig, in 1954 in her home town of Winnipeg. They had met as students at the University of British Columbia, Frank completing his law degree and Esther her postgraduate nursing degree. In 1956 Frank and Esther returned to B.C. where Frank was called to the B.C. Bar. From May of 1956 until his retirement in 1986, Frank served as a legal officer in Canada's armed forces. His career took Frank and Esther to Edmonton, Halifax, Fredericton, Winnipeg, and Ottawa, as well as to Soest, Germany. In 1982, Frank was appointed to the office of Judge Advocate General and was awarded the CD Queen's Counsel. In 1987, Frank and Esther retired to White Rock, B.C. In 1994, Brigadier General Karwandy was awarded the Special Service Medal in recognition of his service in support of NATO. Frank was predeceased by his parents, Rosina and Frank Karwandy, his brothers John and Walter, sisters-in-law Margaret Karwandy, Ethel Ludwig and Leya Ludwig, brother-in-law Bobby Ludwig, and nieces Leone Karwandy-Hagel and Joanie Ludwig. Frank leaves his beloved wife Esther, siblings Nick (Florence), Rose (Bill), William, Kathy (Archie), brother-in-law Jack Ludwig, many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. Frank will be remembered for his love of family and for his contribution to Canada.
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