Oz passed away peacefully after years of living with Alzheimer’s. Oz grew up in Moose Jaw, SK, until he joined the navy on his 17th birthday. He spent three years escorting convoys across the Atlantic as an ASDIC operator on the corvette HMCS Orillia.
After his war service, Oz had a successful and satisfying career with the Corrections Branch of BC in the field of Probation, retiring in 1988 to care for his first wife Verna.
Oz was active in his church and enjoyed singing in the choir. He and his second wife Lucille had several seasons of fun singing on Let’s Sing Again. Golfing and travelling were great hobbies, and he enjoyed being part of Probus and the Broadmead Men’s Coffee Club.
Oz dealt with his illness for 16 years with acceptance, courage and humour. His love for his family was evident to the very end and he will be missed by everyone.
Oz was predeceased by his first wife Verna. He leaves his children Deb (Ken) and Steve; grandchildren Ryan (Donna) and Erin (Ben). Also mourning his loss, his wife Lucille, step-children Carolyn, Steve (Denise), Colleen (Kerry); and grandchildren Brennan (Heather), Leland, Sarah, Sophia, Daniel, Lauren, Kelsey, and Ben.
Thanks to Dr. P. Kelly and the staff on A2 at Broadmead Care Centre for their loving care of Oz and Lucille.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute to Victoria John Howard Society or Broadmead Care Centre.
A Memorial Service with a reception to follow will be held on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC.
Condolences may be offered to the family below.
David & Rachel WiensApril 19, 2018
Barb and Dave SquiresApril 16, 2018
Rick and Helen WiebeApril 16, 2018
Blanche JohnsonApril 16, 2018
Linda Knelsen/GodardApril 15, 2018
Rita HolthamApril 15, 2018
Ron and ShirleyApril 14, 2018
Shirley NewsomApril 14, 2018