September 29, 1929 – June 10, 2017

Boswell, Walter Edward “Ozzie” – With heavy hearts, the family of Walter Edward “Ozzie” Boswell announce his peaceful passing on June 10, 2017 in his 88th year. Ozzie, a dedicated and proud family man, is survived by his loving wife Nancy Elizabeth nee Fleischer of Ingersoll, Ontario; his dear sister Mary Elizabeth Frances and brother-in-law Claude Cornu of Park City, Utah; his seven children David (Kathi), John, Caroline (Dave), Jennifer, Mary (Allen), Judy (Mark) and Christopher (Karen); 19 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.  Raised in Seaforth, Ontario, Ozzie entered the workforce at an early age at London Life Insurance. Ozzie retired as a loved and respected teacher at Mohawk College, Hamilton. He will be remembered as a true gentleman with a kind and generous soul.  The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the wonderful staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton for their compassion and care. We are forever thankful. Donations can be made in Ozzie’s memory to St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation. Cremation has taken place. A celebration of Ozzie’s life will take place on Sunday, July 16 at 2:00 at The Dundas Museum and Archives ,139 Park St W, Dundas , Ontario L9H 1X8

14 Messages to Boswell, Walter Edward “Ozzie”

  • Sandra & Fred Tharme

    Thinking of you all at this very sad time. He was truly a Great Man.

  • Doug Reeves

    Dear Boswell Family,

    Mr. Boswell was a wonderful teacher at Mohawk College and I learned “COBOL” programming from him in the early 1980’s. He had a great sense of humour in the classroom… I recall one day when someone turned on a traffic display at the back of his class while he was teaching; he commented it was “pretty”, laughed, and continued with the lesson! He was very intelligent, worked hard at his job, and I feel privileged to have been one of his students.

    Please know that I am thinking of you at this sad time.

    With my sincere sympathy.

  • The Rao Family

    From the Rao Family, God Bless you all on this journey.
    He was a remarkable man. Thank you for sharing him with us all.
    Huggss and prayers. 💖

  • Annette Paiement

    Dear Judy,

    Sending loving thoughts to you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Sandy Ozols

    Judy and family…Those we love, don’t go away. They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near still loved, still missed and very dear. You all have wonderful memories of your dad. Keep them close. My condolences.

  • Jennifer Kaye

    Sending loving thoughts to Judy and the many other Boswells. I remember Ozzie fondly, although it has been a long time since I last saw him. I cannot attend the Celebration of Life Service, but will be sure to think of you all that day.

  • Karen Cosier

    Dear Judy…I am so sorry for your loss. The DNA is surely living on in your family. Daughters and Daddy’s I think become particularly close as your kind and loving personality will attest to. My thoughts and prayers go out to you, Mark and your family.

  • The Cathcart Family

    Dear Nancy and Family
    So sorry to hear of the sad news regarding cousin Oz, he will be missed by us all. We are left with some fond memories and good times. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Nance and all the members of your wonderful family.

  • Anne Bermingham

    Dear Judy and all of your lovely family:

    So sorry to hear the news. Your Dad sure produced an amazing family (along with your mom). These are hard times ahead as you laugh and cry. Gabriel and I are thinking of you and shedding a tear for you. Virtual hugs for now. Real hugs when we see you Sunday! Love Anne and Gabriel

  • Charlene Watson

    All of you are in my thoughts. Truly he was the best.

  • Susan Jasper

    Dearest Judy, Mark, Nancy and family,
    Your friends at Telling Tales send their deepest condolences. We are thinking of you big time and sending our love. Ozzie had to be a champion and we can only imagine how very proud he must have been of you and your lovely family.
    So sad. Sending much love on behalf of the Telling Tales Team.

  • Chantal Boisvert

    Always a gentleman, so sorry for your loss.
    Chantal Boisvert

  • Kristin Bolstad

    Ozzie was a beloved professor and colleaugue at Mohawk College – to me he was both …. my prof first and later my colleaugue and mentor. He was a very caring, compassionate and fun guy. Thinking of your family at this very sad time.

  • Penny Inkster

    Dear Nancy and family,
    May your memories of the good time get you through the next year and beyond. Losing a loved one is never easy but knowing what a wonderful life you shared will bring tears of joy and sadness. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you cope as best you can.

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