Oswald Meier Throness

24/08/1926 - 01/02/2024


Obituary For Oswald Meier Throness

August 24, 1926 – February 1, 2024

Oswald Meier Throness passed away peacefully on February 1, 2024 at age 97.

It is with sadness but also gratitude for a life well lived that we say goodbye to a dear husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.

Oswald/Ozzie/Ost is survived by his loving wife of 71 years, Marjorie Ruth as well as children Dale (Linda), Karen (Darrell), Lynn (Carman) and Elaine, 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren plus 2 buns in the oven, brothers Lloyd (Hazel) and Dean and countless other relatives and dear friends. Oswald was predeceased by son-in-law Raymond and great-grandson Dalton.

Oswald was born in Niobe near Buffalo Lakes, between La Glace and Sexsmith, to father, Bjarne Throness and mother, Olava (nee Forberg). He was the 5th of 9 children, his brothers and sisters, Olive, Mary, Hazel, Chester, Harold, Myrtle, Lloyd and Dean.

Oswald was a farmer most of his life. Even near the end, he always wanted an update on the crops from his nephew, especially how harvest was going. He also kept very busy with a life of volunteerism, most notably with over 50 years of service to the Gideons and to Peace River Bible Institute.

Next to his Heavenly Father, relationships were always the most important thing to Oswald. His pride in his family always shone through and he always made each of us feel very special.

A funeral service will be held for Oswald at Christian Fellowship Assembly on Saturday, February 24, 2024 at 2:00pm. A private family viewing will be held at 6:30pm on Friday, February 23, 2024, followed by a public viewing at 7:00pm.

Memorial donations in memory of Oswald can be made to the Peace River Bible Institute (PRBI) by mail to P.O. Box 99, Sexsmith, AB, T0H 3C0 or online at

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742

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23 Feb


07:00 PM - 08:00 PM

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24 Feb

Funeral Service

02:00 PM

Christian Fellowship Assembly 11449 92 Street Grande Prairie, Alberta T8X 1P4 Get Directions »
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  • 24/02/2024

    Ruth, my dear cousin. M6 love and deepest sympathy to you and your family. I attended the service online. What a beautiful remembrance of Oswalds life of faith and such a clear message for all who heard it to put their faith in our Savior. I can truly say that God cares for us widows in special ways. My prayers are with you. Love you dearly, Your cousin, Stella

  • 22/02/2024

    Ruth and family, Our hearts reach out to you in sympathy and with love. Oswald was kind, gentle, caring and a real gentleman. He took time for others and was so considerate. We will miss him and we thank him for contributing to our community in such a positive way. Lance and Trudy Edgar and Joan White

  • 20/02/2024

    Sincere condolences are extended on behalf of Judy Strand and family. Many wonderful memories of music and family get-togethers. Lila and Fred Meen

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