Oswald Herbert Gustafson

March 12, 1950 - October 02, 2021


Obituary For Oswald Herbert Gustafson

Oswald Herbert Gustafson, resident of Bezanson, AB, formerly of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away on Saturday, October 2, 2021, in Bezanson, at the age of 71 years.

Oswald was born on March 12, 1950, in Berwyn, AB. He grew up on the farm with his family. He started out as a welder, truck driver, and then owned several businesses in the oilfield (Boyson, Micro-Kleen, Taz Total, and Thirfty Trader), as well as Consultant for Alliance Pipelines, Encana and CNRL. He also owned the pool hall in Fairview, AB.

Oswald was helpful, honest, kind, firm, loving, a jokester, and a storyteller. He was a father to his children, but a dad to many others, and a life coach.

Oswald enjoyed working, fishing, camping, family time, grandkids, woodworking, quadding, country drives, hunting in his early years, fly tying, and nature.

Oswald will be sadly missed by partner Marilyn; children: Brendan, Jackie (Dan), and Dori (Bernie); as well as grandchildren: Yvonne, Clara, Sarah, Chase, and Cole.

Oswald was predeceased by his wife Yvonne

A Viewing will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021, from 12:00 - 1:00pm, at Oliver’s Funeral Home in Grande Prairie (10005 107 Ave).

A Graveside Service will be held on Friday, October 15, 2021, at 1:30pm, at Grande Prairie Cemetery (84th Ave and 112 St).

Memorial Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association (10001 101 Ave., Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 0X9), or to an Animal Shelter of your choice.

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  • Please accept our most sincere condolences. I worked with Ozzie and Yvonne from 1980 to 86 which was a crazy wild time as Ozzie and crew worked night and day setting pump jacks and helping us at Dome Petroleum to get entire oil and gas fields up and running. He always positive and uplifting with a great laugh. When we left Grande Prairie he presented me with a Browning lever action 22 engraved with "In appreciation from Boyson Oilfield Services". It was totally unexpected and a real treasure that I will prize forever. He was a great guy who will be missed. Ron and Mary Lynn Baker

  • Brendan and Jackie, I don't think you will ever tire of hearing what a great guy your dad was, so I'll say it again ! Ozzie and I go back to about 1980, and he never changed through all those years! Great guy, full of laughs and pranks, you know, stuff that never gets old! Maybe that is the secret of eternal youth! Kept him and those around him young as well! We will miss him for sure, and are grateful for the years we knew him. Henry and Becky Biendarra

  • Deepest condolences to Ozzie's family. I got to know him about 8 years ago while working at an Oilfield construction company in Grande Prairie. On slower days we would go for breakfast and I would learn something new after every visit. He was a great man, I will miss him.

  • Sending Love & Heartfelt Condolences to the Entire Family❣️ I Know He Will be Missed but May All the Happy Memories Carry You Through. 🤗 xo

  • Sincere condolences to Ozzie's family. 🙏 Dave and Corrine Schmidt

  • Condolences to all of Ozzie family , he was a mentor to a lot of people and led by example and character. RIP guy and you will be missed . John and Denise Fenske

  • Deepest condolences to you Marilyn. Going to miss our visits at the Jackpot with Ozzie.

  • Your dad Ozzie , as we all called him was a great man. He always had great advice for us your bucks as he called us. I will miss him. He was a great friend. He always said. We have lots of acquaintances and a few good friends. I like to think Ozzie Was a good friend. I will miss him.

  • Brendan & Jackie...Loved your dad, and thought of him as a wonderful kind and gentle man. Talk with him often and will sure miss those times. May he rest with your Mom in ever lasting peace...Hugs to the family.....Mabel Racicot

  • We miss him already. His bear hugs, teasing and his texts. Loved bantering with him, always made me smile. Sue and Dennis

  • Brendan & Jackie your dad was a very kind person and very funny. He also loved to tease. He will be missed by so many. He would do anything for anyone. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this difficult time but remember you still have all your memories. He is now your guardian angel sent to heave to watch over you now..❤️❤️ Philip & Carol Montour.

  • Our sincere condolences to All of Oswald's family. Prayers be with you 🙏

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