Oswald Arnold Zepik

Beloved Husband & Father

Oswald (Ozzie) Arnold


The three sons of Ozzie and Taimi Zepik and their families are saddened to announce the passing of our beloved father Ozzie.

Ozzie was born on February 18th, 1914 in Nokomis, Saskatchewan and died Sunday, October 24th, 2004 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Comox, B.C.

Ozzie is predeceased by his father William and his mother Ernestine Zepik; as well as brothers: Fred, Ernie, William; and sisters: Helen, Julia, Isabelle and Olive. Ozzie joins his loving wife of 58 years Taimi who sadly passed away on April 12, 2004. Ozzie is survived by their three sons: William (Susanne), John (Arja), and Korry (Linda); and grandchildren: Amy (Mark), Tobbi (Tim), Nicole (Shawn), Christopher, Keith and Zane. Ozzie is also survived by brothers: Hugo and Reuben; and sisters: Freda and Estella; loving niece Susan Ryynanen (Raymond); and many other nieces and nephews.

In his youth, Ozzie worked on the family farm in Nokomis, Saskatchewan. His family raised hogs, horses and grain and provided custom grain threshing throughout the region. Ozzie stayed on at the farm to help his parents but then as the 2nd World War broke out, he served as a Corporal in the Canadian Army. During the war, he was responsible for improving the maintenance and reliability of the tanks of the “F Echelon”. We share his pride in the contribution he made.

Ozzie and Taimi were married on Dominion Day, 1946 and raised a family of three boys. Ozzie finished his working career as “Export Service Manager” for Hawker Siddley Corp. and as such travelled to many out of the way places in the world. He would come home with the most amazing photos and stories. Also, for many years, Taimi and Ozzie owned & operated the Edgewater Motel on the north shore of Lake Superior.

It is with great pride, we share with you that Ozzie was a loyal and dedicated champion to his family. This is the honorable legacy that he leaves. A Memorial Service will be conducted by Reverend Ray Brandon (retired) of the United Church on Saturday, October 30th at 12 noon at Piercy’s Funeral Chapel in Courtenay, B.C. Ozzie’s ashes will be interred with his father at the Cemetery in Nokomis, Saskatchewan at a time to be announced.

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