William “Bill” Ossachuk, 77, of Clare Innis Court, Caledonia, Ont., passed away peacefully Friday, Oct. 30, 1998 at McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton, Ont. after a long battle with Parkinson’s, cancer, and diabetes.
He was born Nov. 19, 1920 in Canora, Sask. but moved to Fort Frances, Ont. with his family in 1922, where he resided until May of this year.
On May 15, 1957, he was united in marriage to the former Doris Spicer.
He was employed by Boise Cascade in 1941 until his retirement in 1985, and was a member of United Paperworkers Union Local 92.
He also served in the Canadian Army from 1942-46, being involved in action in Belgium, Holland, and Germany, and was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. #29 in Fort Frances.
He was predeceased by his parents, Polly and Thomas Ossachuk; brother, George; and nephews, Rae Sockolotuk and Freddie Wihnan.
Bill is survived by his wife, Doris; and son, Michael and wife, Karen, and grandchildren, Matthew and Nicole, of Caledonia.
Also surviving are three sisters, Mary (Walter) Andrusco, Olga (Nick) Wihnan, and Jennie (Stan) Sockolotuk; sister-in-law, Elva Ossachuk of Fort Frances; mother-in-law, Emma Spicer; sister-in-law, Elaine Spicer of Caledonia; brother-in-law, Calvin (Judy) Spicer of Fort Frances; sister-in-law, Betty (Jerry) Zajac of Atikokan, Ont.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Following cremation, a memorial service was held Monday, Nov. 2, 1998 at the Miller Funeral Chapel in Caledonia.
In memoriam donations may be made to Friends of Animals, Cancer Society, or charity of your choice.