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B’nai Brith Canada Mourns Former President of Calgary Lodge


By Tevy Pilc
Staff Writer/Researcher
B’nai Brith Canada

B’nai Brith Canada is mourning the passing of Frank Kettner, who served as Calgary Lodge president from 1957 through 1958.

Kettner died on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017. He was 88. He was born in Winnipeg in 1929 and lived most of his life in Calgary.

“I knew him as a very strong Zionist,” said Harold Lipton, Calgary Lodge member. “He fought as a Machalnik (member of the Mahal) in the War of Independence. He was also very active at the Calgary Hebrew School.”

Kettner, who has a large extended family, is survived by his children Carla and Eric, his grandchildren Remy and Sasha, and his brother, Earl Snider. May his memory be a blessing.

An archival photo of the Calgary Hebrew School Picnic in Bowness Park on July 8, 1934. Frank Kettner is in the bottom row circled in red. (Credit: JHSSA)