We regret to announce the passing of Frederick “Fred” Wilhelm Osha on Monday, August 1, 2005, in Salmon Arm Hospital after a long illness. Aged 87 years. He is survived by his loving wife and friend of 64 years, Gertrude Karoline Osha of Armstrong; daughters Heidi (Alvin) Potrie of Enderby and Marianne “Merk” (Norman) Braybrook of Airdrie, Ab.; sons Hans (Lona Mae) of Drayton Valley, Ab., Peter (Anna) of Quesnel, Ralph (September) of Campbell River and Fred (Glen) of Calgary; son-in-law Rudy Timm of Quesnel; grandchildren Terry (Murray) Jackson of Salmon Arm, John (Debbie) Timm of Quesnel, David (Jackie) Timm of Quesnel, Karri (Harry) Naus of Enderby, Jody (Trudy) Potrie of Enderby, Norman Osha of Medicine Hat, Ab., John Osha of Quesnel, Paul (Michelle) Osha of Ottawa, Nick (Carrie) Osha of Ft. St. John, Jessica Osha of Nanaimo, Sara Osha of Campbell River, Nathaniel and Jeremy Osha of Wetaskawin, Ab., Candice Osha of Enderby, Diana “Dinie” (Todd) Winger of Airdrie, Jack Braybrook of Nanaimo and Roy (Melissa) Braybrook of Airdrie; great-grandchildren Gregory, Bradley and Shayne Jackson, Brandi and Kyle Timm, Travis and Danielle Timm, Caitlyn “Litka”, Zoe “Oop-pik”, and Johanna “Jellybean” Naus, Leslie “Tiny” and Megan “Tiny Doodle” Potrie, Ariana Stevens Osha, Kayla Osha, Daynin and Ty Osha, Braydon “No Trouble” and Dallas Winger and Taya “Kleina” Braybrook; sisters Gerta Ossa of Spain and Hilda Cocks of England; numerous nieces and nephews. Fred was predeceased by infant son Hans Dieter in 1950, son Harvey in 1985 and daughter Helga Timm in 1998, father Gustaf in 1971, mother Augusta in 1956, brothers Richard — M.I.A. in 1940, Heinrich in 1952, Otto in 1957 and Wilhelm in 1990, sisters Marta in 1930, Anna in 1958 and Amelia in 1990. Fred was born in Buer Erle, Germany on May 14, 1918, the seventh child of ten children. Fred and Gertrud were married in Borghalzhauzen, Germany on April 16, 1941 and immigrated to Canada in 1954 with four children and four more were born in Canada. They had resided in Enderby from 1968 to 2004 when they moved to Armstrong. Fred will always be remembered for his love of fishing and the joy brought to him by his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. “Happy Fishing, Grandpa!”
A Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, August 13, 2005, at the Crossroads Free Methodist Church, 121 Shuswap Street S.W., Salmon Arm. Reverend Sheldon Carlson officiating. Arrangements in the care of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Armstrong, 546-7237.