Orville (Oakie) passed away peacefully in Cottage 1, Hillside Village, on June 17th, 2015, with Pat, Penny and Eileen at his side while he rested his hand on “Little Joe”, the therapy dog. Oakie was born in Salmon Arm on July 27th, 1921 and called the Shuswap his home for his 94 years. In 1950, he took over his father Jake’s trucking business and for the next 32 years managed O.A. KIDNER GENERAL HAULING as well as tended to his family orchard and farm. He and Edie retired to their lakefront home in Canoe in 1977 to pursue their love of camping, fishing, gardening and participating in their grandchildren’s activities.
Oakie was predeceased by his parents Jake and Hilda Kidner; brothers and sisters Rosie, Wilda, Ruby, Myrtle, Ada, Pearl, Arnott and Lila and his beloved wife Edie in 2001. He is survived by daughters Pat (Bud Carlson) Stanley, Penny (Derry) Ogasawara, son James (Richard Foote) Kidner; grandchildren Doug (Lynn) Stanley, Eileen (Tim) Mayner, Dwayne Stanley, Candace Kalke, Kristi (Jeremy) Kalke Osborne; great grandson Bradley Michaud, step great grand children Matthew (Aileen) Landry, Stacey (Vince) Lemire; great-great grandchildren Preston, Evan, Sutton; brothers Murray and Robert Kidner; sisters-in-law Alice Garlock and Colleen Murphy; numerous nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Oakie’s life was held on June 21st at Bowers Funeral Home – Opening remarks and remembrance by Jack Bowers; blessings by Colleen Murphy; tributes by family and friends. Following the service and luncheon Oakie was laid to rest beside Edie in Mount Ida Cemetery. Casket bearers were Doug and Dwayne Stanley, Derry Ogasawara, Jeremy Osborne, Brian Lund and Robin Rebinsky.
Oakie’s family would like to express their gratitude to the Caregivers in Cottage 1 and Wendy Seibel (R.A.) for the devoted TLC they provided Oakie with these past few years.
Memorial donations sent to the BCSPCA in Oakies’ memory would be appreciated, BC SPCA Donor Relations Team, 1245 East 7th avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 1R1
On line condolences may be sent to Oakie’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Funeral arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Service, Salmon Arm, BC