Spr Oscar T. Carlson (Ret’d)

    • Sapper Oscar T. Carlson (Ret’d)
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    • Sapper Oscar T. Carlson (Ret’d)

    We regret to advise of the death of Sapper Oscar T. Carlson (Ret’d) on 20 October 2016 in Caleb Village in Tisdale, SK at the age of 97.

    Oscar was born in a farm house in Minnesota, USA and moved with his family to the Fosston, SK area in the 1920s. He lost his mother in 1930 and persevered the bleak ‘dirty thirties’ decade raised by his father. Oscar volunteered with the Canadian Army in 1941 and served as Sapper in the Royal Canadian Engineers (RCE) until he was demobilized when he returned home in 1946. He saw action overseas in Northwest Europe and particularly remembered his part in the RCE contribution to the ‘Battle of the Scheldt.’

    Oscar was blessed with amazingly good health for most of his 97 years.  He freely gave his time and his modest resources to his community and special interests such as ‘Ducks Unlimited,’ Saskatchewan Wildlife Habitat Fund, Fosston Club, the Bethel Church and Cemetery maintenance, and the Royal Canadian Legion. His community honoured and showed their respect to Oscar many times when he was the ‘Guest of Honour’ at Ducks and Wildlife Federation events and was granted a Life Member of the Canadian Legion.

    The Funeral will be held on Monday, 7 November 2016 at 2:00 pm at Elim Evangelical Free Church in Fosston, SK. Interment will follow at Bethel Lutheran Church Cemetery in Fosston. On line condolences may be left with the funeral home. {khNov2016}