Oscar Schwab of Calgary passed away peacefully at the Agape Hospice on June 5, 2009, at the age of 83 years.
Oscar was born in Neu-Sarata, Romania, and came to Canada in 1950. He worked at the CPR as a Yard Foreman for twenty-eight years and retired in 1990. Since retiring, Oscar and his wife Vivian enjoyed traveling until he was diagnosed with COPD and placed on oxygen in 2003. His family was his pride and joy. His greatest enjoyment was his grandchildren and involvement in their activities. He loved watching sports, especially the Edmonton Oilers.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Vivian; daughter and son-in-law, Lorrie and Ron (Autumn and Marc); sons Del (Michael, Kellen and Sean) and Ron (Aaron and Matthew); son and daughter-in-law, Darrell and Judy (Jordan and Ashley); and daughters-in-law, Brenda (Craig and Trevor) and Diane (Ryan and Kyle). He is also survived by a brother, Gus (Ella); sister Hilda (Emanuel); and sisters-in-law, Helga and Gisela; and nieces and nephews. He is also survived by brothers-in law, Len, Mel (Janet) and Gene (Rosemary); sisters-in-law, Dorrie (Ernie), Marje (David), Marion, June and Dot; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter-in-law Lynne in 1992.
A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, June 8, 2009 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association, P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864. www.ab.lung.ca or Agapé Hospice, 1302 – 8 Avenue N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1B8 Telephone: (403) 282-6588. or to S.T.A.R.S. (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society), Box 570, 1441 Aviation Park N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 8M7 Telephone: (403) 295-1811, www.stars.ca or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca
In living memory of Oscar Schwab, a tree will be planted at Fletcher Park, Airdrie by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences