June 6, 1922 – April 27, 2016
Wilson, Orval Walter – Passed away peacefully at the Brantford General Hospital on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in his 94th year. Predeceased by his beloved wife Anna in 2013. Predeceased by his brothers and sisters. Sadly missed by his many nieces and nephews, family and friends. Friends will be received by the family on Friday morning from 10:30 a.m. until the time of Orval’s Service at 11:30 a.m. at the Turner Family Funeral Home, 53 Main Street, Dundas. Interment Mt. Zion Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to a charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family.
Sincere condolences to the remaining family of my Uncle Orval Wilson. Ann Wilson was my aunt and my dad Fred’s sister. (Fred Kozlof was the oldest of the Kozlof family and really looked after his sisters a lot. He passed away over 3 years ago, age 97)) My mom, Julia Kozlof is still in Blenheim at the age of 93 living on her own.
Aunty Ann and Uncle Orval are fondly remembered, right from my youth to adulthood. Uncle Orval was always the “jokester” and Aunty Ann was always saying “oh, Orval, you are so bad!” I remember the bright colours in their house and dress both. I too, enjoy bright colours. Uncle Orval always seemed happy and always talked to us kids at parties. Several years ago (approx. 5-10yrs), I visited and interviewed them for a bit of a family history/story. I asked all my Aunts and Uncles questions like….how did you meet, your first date, first car, first job, how you celebrated holidays , etc….she gave me some photos also. It was quite fun.
When people age and sort of fade away, it doesn’t mean they are forgotten. Rest in Peace, Uncle Orval.
I have many fond memories of Uncle Orval and Aunty Ann from my childhood. Ann was my Mom Helen’s sister. As kids my brother Sandy and I spent many fun filled days running around at their house in Dundas and later at their farm. Yes Orval was definitely the jokester with his devilish laugh. Orval and Ann loved their animals. I’m remembering Orval with his giant horses and the beautiful horse buggy he was so proud of. He loved the farm life.
rest in peace Uncle Orval
I was sorry to hear that Uncle Orval had passed away. I had not seen him in years, but remembered the times when younger of all the family gatherings on Grandpa Kozlof’s farm in Blenheim. Aunt Anna was my dad’s sister (Mike Kozlof, he passed away in November 1981). May Uncle Orval rest in peace.