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In loving memory of Kenneth Wayne Orwald, age 82 years, who died in the Dryden Regional Health Centre on Friday, May 29th following a lengthy illness.
Ken was born on the farm in the Foam Lake-Sheho area of Saskatchewan, December 25, 1926.
An electrician by trade he worked as a lineman with Ontario Hydro in many northern communities, for many years with Winnipeg Hydro, as a salesman for heavy motor equipment for a number of years and a foreman for a subcontractor for Alberta Power in the Edmonton area, where he retired in 1986. He moved back to Dryden in 1987 to be closer to family and worked for a few more years with Cheyne Refrigeration until final retirement around 1990.
He will be sadly missed by his family and friends that knew him well. His strong will and determination for life will always be remembered and admired.
Ken is survived by his daughter Gayle Saindon and partner Craig Sterling; son Richard and wife Pat Orwald of Ear Falls; by 5 grandchildren, Justin and Jordan Saindon, Melanie Stastook (Darryl), Derek Orwald (Erica), and Darren Orwald; by 4 great-grandchildren, Emma and Cydnee Stastook, Kendall and Justine Orwald.
He was predeceased by his mother Emma Orwald (Hanson), father Alfred Orwald, brother Bernard Orwald, sisters Lylene and Myrtle, and his first wife Bertha Smith from Ear Falls.
A memorial funeral service was held Wednesday, June 3, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in the Stevens Funeral Homes “Moffat Chapel” with Pastor Greg McKee officiating. Interment of ashes will be held in Fort Frances Cemetery at a later date.
If friends desire, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation through the Stevens Funeral Homes “Moffat Chapel” P.O. Box 412, Dryden ON P8N 2Z1. Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org subject: Orwald.