Obituary of Orville Zwack
Edwin "Orville" Mike Zwack
Born: October 23, 1925 – Died: November 6, 2020
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Orville Zwack on Friday, November 6th, 2020 in Camrose, Alberta at the age of 95 years. He was a loving husband and father of eight children.
Orville was born on October 23, 1925 in Daysland, Alberta to John and Margaret (Kascht) Zwack. On November 14th, 1951, he married Virginia (Virgie) Frances Kueber and together they raised eight children: Barb, Dan, Ed (Debby), Thomas (Colette), Richard (Donna), Calvin (Elaine), Marilyn (Robert) Hyde and Sharon (Ward) Baskett. He lived, farmed and raised his family in the Daysland area. He took great pride in his involvement with the Knights of Columbus, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and the Alberta Association of Co-op Seeding Cleaning Plants Ltd.
Orville was predeceased by his father, John, and his mother Margaret; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Marjorie and Raymond Senn, Shirley and Orest Wasiuta; and one great-grandson, Bergen Feddema.
He is survived by: his wife Virgie; eight children; nineteen grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Audrey and Elmer McDonough; Ernie Kueber, Eddie and Evelyn Kueber, Eileen Kueber, Betty Jenkins, Sister Marilyn Kueber, and numerous cousins, nephews, nieces, great-nephews and great-nieces.
Our many thanks to the teams of health professionals from Camrose Home Care, St. Mary’s Hospital, and the staff at Seasons Camrose that took such good care of our Dad – your kindness, compassion, professionalism, expert care, and friendship allowed him to live an exceptional life and to conquer cancer multiple times. His positive outlook on life and his fighting spirit were strengthened by all of you.
The fields of heaven will be well taken care of with this crafty farmer on the team. In honour of Orville, please pour yourself a Texas Tea (Crown Royal on ice with a splash of water), raise your glass to the heavens and enjoy one last drink with him.
A private family ceremony will be held, followed by a celebration of Dad’s life when circumstances permit.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Orville’s memory to the Alberta Cancer Foundation or the Camrose Foodbank.