Passed away on September 20, 2014 in Comox, B.C., aged 94. Oscar was predeceased by his wife Doreen Mae Knutson (1991) and 2 infant sons, 3 sisters, and 5 brothers. He is survived by his special friend Maureen Eby, son Brian Knutson of Thailand, daughters Brenda Gurney of Qualicum, B.C. and Beverly (Lester) of Port McNeill, B.C., grandchildren Paula (Chris) Smith, Bardie Knutson, Graham (Cate) Knutson, Nathan Gurney, Nolan Gurney, Mitchell Gurney, Tomina (Andrew) Wilson, Ginny (Nate) Rutherford and Shane Wilson; great-grandchildren Xander, Hailey-Mae, Jaxson, Zoey and Alli, Noah and Skyla as well as many nephews and nieces.
Oscar was a Canadian Air Force Veteran serving overseas during World War II. Later he re-enlisted, serving as a military fire fighter and following his retirement from the forces worked at 19 Wing Comox refueling aircraft. He also had a talent for operating various types of machinery and equipment. In his younger years, he loved travel and a good game of golf. Oscar was proud of his many years as a member of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Masonic Lodge for whom he often drove their cancer car to Victoria. He was loved by many friends and will be remembered as a true gentleman.
For those wishing, donations in his memory to Ronald McDonald House would be appreciated.
A gathering in celebration of Oscar’s life will take place at 12 noon on Monday, November 3rd, 2014 at Branch 160, Royal Canadian Legion Comox.