July 11, 1937 ~ October 8, 2012
Oscar Courchaine, a resident of Erickson, BC, passed away at the age of 75 years, while on a hunting trip in Vanderhoof, BC.
Oscar was born to parents Rosanna and Lorenzo Courchaine in St. Germain, MB on July 11, 1937. He attended school in St. Germain, MB and St. Norbert, MB.
Oscar married his childhood sweetheart, Annette Combot, on June 29, 1957 and they were happily married for 55 years. At that time he was a master plasterer but in 1964 he joined the boilermakers and worked across Canada building power plants, pulp mills and pelletizine plants. In 1977, upon moving to Creston, he was an orchardist for a brief time.
Oscar was also a member of the Knights of Columbus and served on the Parish Council at the Holy Cross Catholic Church. He loved music, playing the violin and guitar, and he was a square dance caller and loved to dance as well. He was an avid sportsman, who loved fishing on the ocean in Port McNeill and Port Mandy. Most of all, he loved hunting moose, elk and deer.
Oscar was predeceased by his parents, Roseanne and Lorenzo Courchaine and his brother Leonel.
He will be dearly missed by his wife Annette; sons Leonel (Bobby), Danny (Debbie) and Claude (Fantine); daughters Jackie (Bill) and Cheryl (Ken); fourteen grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; eight siblings and numerous nieces and nephews.
Prayers were held Sunday October 14, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. at the Holy Cross Catholic Church. A Funeral Mass was Monday October 15, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at the Holy Cross Catholic Church with Father Tom Kakkaniyil officiating.
Friends wishing to make a memorial contribution may do so to the Creston Valley Gleaners Too 807 Canyon St, Creston, BC, V0B 1G0.