Orville Lorene Movold passed away at the Chilliwack General Hospital on December 11, 2004 at approximately 4:10 a.m. He was 83 years old.
Orville was born on a farm in Hay Lakes, Alberta on June 27, 1921. After leaving home, he worked on his uncle’s farm for a few years, drove truck and then worked for the Edmonton Transit system after moving to Edmonton. Six months later, in January 1943, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy. Discharged form the navy in 1946, he returned to work with the Edmonton Transit System. On May 26, 1947 he married Thelma Lorene Radcliffe. He drove bus for 22 years and was a supervisor for 12 years.
Orville was a very kind and loving father of two children. He loved sports and children and was the Sports Director of Eastwood Community League in Edmonton for 25 years. This involved directing hockey, baseball, softball and soccer for both boys and girls. His recreation room is filled with trophies and certificates from the sports community in Edmonton. He was also an avid curler and got an eight ender in his first year.
On October 10, 1977 we moved from Edmonton to BC. where he built a house and landscaped it the first year. Here Orville got a job job at the Chilliwack Opportunity Society, curled, became the president of The Sons of Norway, and was an active member in both the Royal Canadian Legion and the Kinsmen Golden K’s. He had a strong faith in Christ and was an active member of St.Paul’s Lutheran Church and a very proud Norwegian.
He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Lorene, son Darryl, daughter in-law June, daughter Debbie her husband Rick Denton, grandchildren Tanya Biederman and husband Jason, Shaun Denton, Rebekah, Jefferson, Nathan Movold and great-grandchildren Callie and Kaden Beaderman. Orville was also survived by his brother Cliff and wife Lydia Movold, sisters Judy Sanders, Vera Woodthorpe and Thelma Birce, brother-in-law Lawerence Radcliffe, many nieces, nephews and cousins.
The funeral will be held at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 8871 School St., Chilliwack, B.C. at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004. Interment at Chilliwack Cemetery with Reverend Lundrby as celebrant. Lunch to be served in the Church hall following the internment at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Scholarship Fund of St. Paul’s Church.