Oswald (Ozzie) Schier

Mr. Oswald (Ozzie) Schier, a resident of Vernon since 1936, was called Home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, October 18th, 2005, just four months short of his 100th Birthday. He will be lovingly remembered by his two sons and daughters-in-law; Warren & Janet of Kelowna, B.C. and Les & Colleen of Vernon, B.C., seven grandchildren; Terry, Rick, Cheryl, Verne, Alanna, Jason and Terra, three great-grandchildren; Amanda, Hudson and Nelson, one brother, Art Schier and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Leona, two sons; Irwin and Lloyd, an infant grandson, Baby “J”, one brother; Eric Schier, and two sisters; Linda Sampert and Dorothy Krantz. Oswald was born on February 26th, 1906 in Poland and came to Canada at an early age. He married Leona Ikert in 1931 and they ranched in Saskatchewan before coming to B.C. in 1936. Oswald worked in the Fruit Union Packing House in Oyama for a time. He also worked as a carpenter and helped to build the Civic Arena, the Army Camp and was involved in many other construction projects. He built cabins which he rented out and were know as “Schier’s Cabins.” Along with his wife, Leona, they were involved in Evangelistic work for many years and Oswald spent time in Klemath Falls, Oregon as a Minister. They also helped found the German Church of God in Vernon and attended regularly. He was instrumental in bringing other families from the “Old Country” by sponsoring them which was one of the greatest joys in his life. In his retirement years Oswald loved to garden and entered his prized garlic in the Armstrong Fair for which he won many ribbons and was known by everyone as the “Garlic King.” Oswald was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be sadly missed. The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of God, 4312-25th Street, on Monday, October 24th, 2005 at 1:30p.m. with Reverend Art Lange officiating. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Oswald to the Sunnyvale Rest Home, c/o 4312-25th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 4S4. Funeral arrangements have been made with BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD., 5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5 (1-250-542-1187) “Surely mercy and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”

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