Orval passed away at Royal Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, BC on April 24th, 2021 in his 85th year after a prolonged illness. He was born in Shaunavon Saskatchewan to Clayton Oppertshauser and Esmay (Fleming) Oppertshauser. He was predeceased by his parents and two stepmothers Margaret (Tindal) Oppertshauser and Winnifred (Barfoot) Oppertshauser.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years Orpha Joan Oppertshauser of Wainfleet Ontario, his sister Verna Hardie and her husband Neil, family of Listowel Ontario, his brother David and wife Connie Oppertshauser and family of Allenford Ontario.

Orval was an avid bird watcher, loved gardening and the great outdoors. He was a kind and loving person who had a vibrant sense of humour, always trying to brighten people’s days with a little joke. He was a long-time employee of the post office in Toronto retiring to Victoria in 1989. He will be sadly missed by his wife and all of his family.

A big thank you to Dr MacKenzie and all the staff at Royal Jubilee Hospital.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Betty & John Hickox

    So sorry to hear of Orval’s passing, Joan. May he Rest In Peace, and may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
    In God’s love,
    Cousin Betty Heitman Hickox and husband John in Virginia USA

  • Jeff Heitman

    So sorry to hear about Uncle Orval’s passing.
    Our deepest condolences Aunt Joan.
    Jeff, Michelle and Lauren

  • Winnifred Chorney

    Winnie Chorney, Shawna Chorney and Mike Chorney.
    Dear Joan, so sorry to here of Orval’s passing.Our deepest condolences from your friends in Wainfleet and Hamilton.

  • Murray and Wilma Gostick

    Dear Dave and Connie:

    Murray and I both identify with you in your loss as we’ve both had
    brothers go on before us.

    “May the LORD bless you and keep you; Make HIS face shine on you and be
    gracious unto you; The LORD lift up HIS countenance on you And give you
    HIS Peace” Numbers 6

    Murray and Wilma

  • April Strauss (Hardie)

    My deepest sympathy to Joan and my mom and dad as well as David and Connie and their families. Sending love, hugs and prayers.

  • Stirling and Lillian Climenhage

    Our deepest condolences. So very sorry to hear of Orval’s passing.

  • Murray and Lynda McArthur

    Dear Dave and Connie, We are so sorry to hear about your brother. Our deepest sympathy. Murray and Lynda McArthur

  • Andi & Andy

    Dave, Praying for you during this time of the loss of you brother. It is hard to lose those we love.

  • Val

    So sorry to hear of your loss! My condolences.

  • doris

    So sorry to hear of Orvals home-going – I pray God will give you and Connie the comfort when needed – we know he is in a better place but he will still be missed by many – love – DJWilson

  • Lois Mainland

    Pastor Dave and Connie
    You are in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. May you feel God’s healing touch upon both of you.

  • Howard & Carol Ramseyer

    Dave – we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. We’ll keep you in our prayers.

  • Kristen WEbb

    Dear Orpha Joan,

    I am so sorry for your lose. We are praying for you and asking God to put His comforting arms around you.

    Kristen & Mark Webb (youth pastor at Dave’s church)

  • Wayne and Donna

    David and Connie we are so sorry to hear of your brothers passing We pray Gods comforting arms wrap around you very tightly at this difficult time

  • martie Dorland

    Pasror Dave

    \\\\\losing a brother is very hard; someone in your family that you grew up with, \please accept my sincere sympathy and know you are in my prayers.

  • \martie Dorland

    Pastor Dave

    I am so sorry for your loss. \you and Connie are in my prayers.

  • Stan & Connie Skipper

    Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your brother.

  • Colleen and Don

    David to you and your family we send our prayers and sympathy.

  • Don Opperthauser

    So sorry to lose a cousin. May the God of all peace comfort you, Joan, and all the family.

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