ORTH­NER Oswald

The Drumheller Mail - - AROUND TOWN - 44p

July 15, 1922 - Oc­to­ber 21, 2018 A man of few words, great in­tegrity, abil­ity to re­pair any­thing, a will­ing­ness to help any­one, and a pos­i­tive in­flu­ence on those whose lives he touched, our beloved hus­band, fa­ther, papa/grandpa lived a good, long life. He had a heart for God and never feared the day he would go to meet Him. Al­though it is a time for sor­row, it is also a time for us to give thanks and be grate­ful that he was part of our lives for so many years and that we will see him again. Born in Serath, Saskatchewan, he was a WWII vet­eran, spend­ing most of his time in Canada and, near the end of the war, serv­ing in the Nether­lands where he made life­long friends. He be­gan work as a farmer; be­came a beloved teacher/ prin­ci­pal at Ver­dant Val­ley School near Drumheller; was a Com­mis­sion­aire at the Royal Tyrrell Mu­seum; and spent his later years vol­un­teer­ing at his church and the MCC Thrift Store in Kelowna. His pastimes in­cluded cross­word, su­doku, and jig­saw puz­zles and he spent years re­search­ing the Orth­ner, Huber, and Hu­bick fam­ily trees. He was pre­de­ceased by his par­ents - Ja­cob and El­iz­a­beth; in­fant son - Glen; broth­ers and their wives - Sieg & Vi­ola, Al­fred & Verna; and broth­ers-in-law - Ed­win Huber and Ja­cob Lang. Oswald is sur­vived by Ethel, his lov­ing wife of 64 years; chil­dren - Elaine Lewis (Dar­ren, Meghan & fi­ancé, Michael), Mar­lene Joachim (David, Andy & Brady), Collin (Laura Lee, Thomas & Alexan­der), and Brad (Al­li­son, Justin & Lind­sey); sis­ters- and broth­ers-in-law - Ruth Lang, Myr­tle & Herb Bach­ler, Elmer & Eleanor Huber; neph­ews and nieces. A me­mo­rial ser­vice was held at the church build­ing at West­bourne Place, 823 - 64 Av­enue NW, Cal­gary, Satur­day, Oc­to­ber 27 at 3:30 p.m. There will also be an in­for­mal gath­er­ing held at Trin­ity Bap­tist Church in Kelowna on Novem­ber 17 at 1:30 p.m. Do­na­tions in lieu of flow­ers may be sent to Sa­mar­i­tan’s Purse.

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