Zwicker, Owen Albert, 68, of Charleston, passed away on Monday, May 21st, 2012, in the Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, surrounded by his loving family.
Born on Charleston, Queens County, he was a son of the late Guy and Areatha (Rhyno) Zwicker.
Owen spent most of his working life in the construction business, spending over 38 years at Aberdeen Paving, in Bedford, before moving to Edmonton, where he worked for 6 years at G&J Paving. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved spending time at his cottage in Vaughn, Hants County. Owen enjoyed watching sports and was a fan of the Montreal Canadiens.
He is survived by his loving wife Marie; daughters Malinda (Gilbert) Oickle, of Milton, Karla Zwicker, of Brooklyn; sons Loren (Jennifer), of Vegreville, Alberta, Dwayne (Rowena), of St. John’s, Newfoundland; granddaughters MacKenzie, Kelly Anne; step-granddaughter Amber; sisters Barbara Smith, of Liverpool, Isabel (Bernie) Lawlor, of Fairview, Marie (Amos) Wamboldt, of West Berlin, Deborah (Allen) Conrad, of West Berlin; brother Milton (Anna), of Orillia, Ontario.
He was predeceased by a son Stacy; sister Serena and a brother Merrill.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. A Celebration of Owen’s life will be held on Friday, May 25th, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., from Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel, Liverpool. Reverend Corey Pickens officiating. Burial will be in the New Charleston Community Cemetery, Charleston. No flowers by request, donations may be made to the Queens General Hospital Foundation or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chandlersfuneral.com
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Curtis & Linda Leslie Maillett
We are so very sorry to hear of Owens passing. To Marie & all your family , may you find comfort in knowing you are in our prayers and thoughts. Remember the happy times of a wonderful life together. Sincerely, Curtis & Linda
Dear Marie & Family
Thoughts & Prayers and with you at this difficult time Hugs
Love Aunt Myrtle & Joanne
Marie and family,
I was very surprised to read of Owen’s passing. Please accept my sincere condolences and know that I am thinking of you. You and Owen were a team, especially when all of the children were little. I know you have lots of great memories which hopefully will bring you comfort in the days ahead. Take care,
Doug & Sylvia Zwicker and Brian & Kim Mansfield
We are so sorry to hear of Owens passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Rest in peace Owen.
Barry & Connie Cole
Marie & family -our hearts go out to you at this very sad time. Keep all of your good memories of Owen in your hearts always. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
Kevin & Bonnie Wambolt
Sorry to hear about Owen, glad we got to see him, and he got to talk to Kevin and the boys. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Marie
Judith (Zwicker) & Roger Blais
Dear Marie and Family. Please accept our sincere sympathy for your great loss. I know we did not spend much time with Owen but we know he was a wonderful man. At this very difficult, keep all the good memories of your time together and those memories will assist you in moving on in your life. Keep your your children close to you and let them support you as this most difficult time. Love Judith & Roger
Hugh &Pat Dixon
Marie ,Malinda &Family.
We are so sorry to hear of your husband,father’s passing.
Thinking of you all at this very difficult time.
Beverley & Betty-Jean Colp
Our deepest sympathy to all of Owen’s family in your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Marie and Family:
We were so sorry to hear of Owen’s passing, he was a great person and lots of fun to be around. Our condolences go out to you all and our thoughts are with you at this sad time.
Ted and Carol Whynot
Sorry to hear of Owen’s passing, our deepest sympathy. He was a great “buddy” of of mine. We will miss him dearly.
Marie & family thinking of you at this difficult time.
So very sorry to hear of Owen’s passing. You have a lot of love in your family that will help you all to get through this terrible loss.
To Marie and family, my deepest condolences on your loss. Always keep your memories close to your heart and remember all the good times you’ve shared together as a family.
Marie and all members of the family: I am so sorry to hear of Owen’s passing. One just never knows when the time will come. So glad I had the visit with the both of you a few weeks ago. I am truly thinking of all of you and wishing God’s love to sustain you during this time and always. Love, Doris
Deborah, Kayleigh, Brandon Smith
Marie and family,
Sorry to hear of Owen’s passing, and thinking of you at this time.
Noweta, Ron, Vincent , Ivan and Mitchell
Marie, Malinda, Karla and all the family
We were saddened to hear the news today of such a sweet , devoted , loving man who passed away.
We all have such great memories over the years of the Zwicker Family..
Ivan and Mitchell always liked Owen , he would always joke and had alot of chats and good laughs with my boys…they thought alot of Owen, and were sad to hear this today….
Just know we are all thinking of you at this sad time……we all have the great memories to keep Owen in our hearts….
as you go through this difficult week……hold on to his memory , that smile and that laugh….Hugs to all
Dear Marie & family,
I was so sorry to hear about your loss. I am so glad I had the privalege of meeting Owen. I will remember him as even though he was so sick himself his main concern wasn’t for himself but for his loving ,caring wife Marie. Owen will be your Angel and I am sure he is watching over all of you. Thinking of you all.
Sally Lake Belding
Debbie so sorry to hear your brother Owen passed away,I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers…God Bless
Stephen & Sally Lake Belding
Deb and Chuck Taylor
Marie and Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you . What you have been going through has been so hard. Please hold tight and keep as strong as you can with the help of so many People who care and Love you . Keep well Marie, Owen would want you to fight hard and be well again for your wonderful Family.
You are in many hearts and minds at this very sad time.
God Bless you
Deb and Chuck
Todd J Hannam
Marie And Family
Sending My Deepest Condolences During This Most Difficult Time
Todd J Hannam
Thinking of you all during this difficult time. May God’s blessings bring you comfort and your faith sustain you as you carry on with your lives
Marie and girls,
Saddened to hear the news of Owens passing. Thinking of you in this difficult time.R.I.P, Owen
Irving @ Vida McKinnon
Marie and family we are so sorry to hear about your loss, know that we are thinking of you and your family at this time , we have known each other for a long time we won`t forget those carefree years……………..
Marie and family: My sincere sympathy in the loss of Owen, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Nancy
Linda & Robert Trainor
Dear Deborah & Allen & Families,
So sorry to hear that your brother Owen passed away. My thoughts & prayers are with you all at this time of sorrow.
For my cousin Owen’s family. A great man that we shall remember from our time spent with you, when we were in Canada.
God Bless you all at this very difficult time.
We may be in England but our hearts and thoughts are with you all. xx
Diane, Aubrey Coombs & Karen Thompson
Marie and family,
We are so sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. Take care.
Diane, Aubrey Coombs & Karen Thompson
Dear karla and Family
Thought and Prayers are with you at this difficult time God Bless you all Donald Zwicker
Philip & Rosalie Croft
Dear Marie & family,
We were very sad to hear of Owen’s passing. Take comfort in all your memories of the goodtimes and find strength in your family and friends at this most difficult time in your lives.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Philip & Rosalie Croft
Rev Jennifer Garbin
Dear Marie, Malinda, Karla and family – Just got the call from Malinda telling of Owen’s passing. My heart breaks for you all…knowing that such a great family man is now gone. Know that my love and prayers are with you all and the rest of the family. This was a long, hard road to travel through his illness, but you did it together with love and good spirit. May Owen rest in God’s arms now, and may God’s peace and strength be yours through the days that lie ahead. While I can’t be with you in person, I am with you in spirit. Thank you, Owen, for the many laughs, good talks, tears and for sharing your family with me. peace, Jen
I am so sorry to hear about Owen. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.May all your memories keep you strong.Chester and Owen shared some very good times.
joyce &b yron turner
so sorry to hear of Owens passing are prayers are with you
Gloria Aulenback & Gary Conrad
For Marie & Girls
We are so sorry to hear of Owens passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
MARIE AND FAMILY . SINCERE SYMPATHY TO ALL OF YOU. OWEN IS NOW PAIN FREE . I AM SURE YOU HAVE LOTS OF MEMORIES TO HOLD ONTO . OWEN WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON . HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED BY YOU MARIE ANDTHE FAMILY . TAKE CARE . BRENDA LAWRENCE
Marie and family
Please accept my deepest regrets in the passing of Owen. As a young teacher, I would have been lost without the support of those families that served Mill Village school.
Your family was a big part of my acceptance in that community.
Owen’s smile was genuine and appreciated.
Loren, Malinda, Karla, Dwayne and Marie…you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Dear Marie and Family,So sorry to hear of Owens Passing,My heart breaks for you ,But He Is Pain Free Now..May God Be With You All At This Sad Time..
Dear Karla / Marie and family i’m so sorry to hear about Owens passing may god be with you. take care David Harlow
Geraldine Stevens Williams
To Marie and family, Debbie and family, Marie and Amos and family: So sorry to hear of Owen`s passing. I know he will be greatly missed by all of his family. May God surround you with His presence and the comfort that only He can give you at this sad time. Sincerely, Geraldine Williams
Marie and Family… I am so sorry to hear of Owen’s passing. I am thinking of you and praying for you at this sad time. God Bless.
Helen and David Whynacht
Marie and family…We were so sorry to hear of Owen’s passing. We are thinking of you all at this very sad time. May God be with you to help you get through these next days and months. You are in our thoughts and prayers………
Karla and Family,
I am sorry to hear of Owens passing, may God be with you and your family at this sad time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take Care. God Bless ….
Wendy Zwicker Marshall
Marie and Family
Sad to hear of Owen’s passing.God bless you.Your in my thoughts and prayers.
Sincerely Wendy Sherwood Park AB
June & Charlie CARD
Dear Marie & family
Our sincere condolences at thie sad time.
Although we hadn’t known each other for a great length
of time, we became good friends.
Owen was one of a kind.
We’re thinking of you all.
Your hospital roomie.
June & Charlie CARD
Bob and Brenda Lohnes
Marie and Family: Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the passing of your loved one. May his memory live on in your hearts forever.
Colin and Sue (Vaughan) Swales
My thoughts are in the Maritiimes with my cuz’ns family. Owen you passed away way too young, but you are in a much better place now, free of cancer and pain.
You will be sadly missed by all who knew you, were a loving, caring, nurturing family man.
My love, thoughts are prayers go out to Marie and the rest of the family. God bless!!!
Colin & Sue (Vaughan) Swales
My thoughts are in the Maritimes with my cuz’ns family. Owen you passed away, way too young, but you are in a much better place now, free of cancer and pain.
You will be sadly missed by all who knew you, you were a loving, caring, nurturing family man.
Our love, thoughts are prayers go out to Marie and the rest of the family. God bless!!
Steve Whynot / D.O.T
From all the Employees at the Dept. of Transportation / Queens I pass on our condolences for your loss. I worked with Owen for several years while working with D.O.T Construction and got to know him very well – he will be missed.
Dear Marie &Family;
so sorry to hear of Owen passing, please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Norma & Bob Swim
Marie & Family. Our hearts are sad and our prayers go out to you. Stay strong and take comfort knowing he is with God now, and free from pain. He was a wonderful man. All our love.
Dennis & Sherri Harrington
To Marie and the Family,
So sorry to hear of Owen’s passing. Dennis and I are sending
our most sincere condolences to all of the family. Take care Marie and know that others are sharing your sorrow.
Love Sherri & Dennis
Marie and Family, I am saddened to hear of Owen’s passing. My thoughts are with you in this time of great loss.
Pat, Nancy, Debby and Sherri ( Anthony girls)
To The Family,
We all are sending are love and heartfelt sympathy to all of you.
Dear Marie & Family:
Sorry to hear of Owen’s passing. You are in my thoughts at this most difficult time. May you find comfort with your many happy memories. Take care.
Marie and family, am saddened by the passing of Owen, such a great loss,he was a wonderful man and will be missed by all who knew him . Take comfort in knowing you are all surrounded by your beautiful family and friends who care for you at this sad time ,please except our sincere condolance for you and your family in the days to come ,lots of hugs
It is at a great loss that i am here writing this note to all who has touched our hearts and souls through the endless days of relativity to the Zwicker clan.we have shared many greta moments and memories of Owen whether its at work ,at home , on a picnic, or in the great white north to which i am grateful he had the chance to experience .He never got to see the giant moose he so badly wnated to see , but atleast he can say he had some sweet young ladies adorn his neckline with their smooth thighs.He did play the slots , and won , but like a fool , he put it all back into the machine and got nothin in return.He has touched many people , in heart mind and soul.But the proudest one of them all is myself ,, for he made me the man i am. He taught me to take pride in myself, dat by day , at school and work, Work, an onamous word , for that is what he knew best , as i too , follow in his same footsteps, to provide the best life i can for my family as he did for his, no matter the sacrifice.For many years, alot of attention was toward the healing of our brother Stacy,but as a man he made sure we all were loved as equals.the trials and tribulations during that time were very difficult not only for us , but the entire community.the families Rafuse and Zwicker years ago were joined in holy matrimony and in everlasting love, and still to this day revive and live that love each and every day.As the days pass by, we dwell upon what life was and has been like for all of us, do we question our decisions,no.Owen was a man of great passion, integrity,pride,showed the love to whom it required, stepped in only when asked to help, andalways willing to give a man a fighting chance no matter how insufficient that man thought of himself , He was a teacher, and a mentor.He too had his own mentor being that of his own father who taught him the meaning of an honest days work.To that note once again , i give that attribute and accept it in full knowledge , to that of which he taught me to honour, and be proud of who i am. I am Zwicker, rpoud to carry his name though time ,and pass it to those so dear to me . My loving wife , and my children, to which i am so very proud to have addorned him with his first grandchild. My loss is at great pain, but alass, we must all say goodbye to you Owen, my father , my friend, my teacher, my mentor. May you travel in godspeed and look upon us now and then, with an approving nod of your head, seeing that your loving family is all in good health and your loving wife Marie misses you so dearly…..I’LL MISS YOU DAD…
TO MARIE AND FAMILY -MY THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU ALL AT THIS SAD AND DIFFICULT TIME .
Sorry to here of your loss . He was a good personand I will miss him. Iwiil keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. You know where I am if you need anything at all . Take care and GOD BLESS.
To all of the Zwicker Family,
I am so so sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Find peace and comfort in the memories you have.
My condolences to you Marie and family , May our prayers help you through this difficult time. I have fond memories of Owen. Sincerely Philip
Gwen & Sam Jenkin (Canyon Point. Vaughan)
Our thoughts and prayers are with you . We are in Ottawa and learned of Owen’s passing away. Our prayers are with you Marie and the rest of the family. We will miss Owen very much.
Sheila and Peter Hannam
Even though we can’t be by your side at this time, remember that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will miss his loving smile. Take care Marie and family
Love Sheila and Pete
Jack & Linda Lawlor
Dear Marie & Family
Our prayers and thoughts at this sorrowful time
Bless you & yours,
Jack & Linda
Marilyn Smith Chetwynd
Dear Marie and family
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I know the pain you are going through. My deepest sympathy goes out to you. Will keep you in my prayers.
Travis Vaughn, Angela Dagely-Vaughn
Marie, Malinda, Karla, Loren, and Duane:
Our deepest sympathies on the passing of Owen. I (Travis) have many fond memories of going to your home in Charleston, listening to Owen tell jokes, and make us laugh for hours. He was an incredible family man and as evident by other comments a stong member of every community he lived. Wishing you all the best in this difficult time.
Travis, Angela, and our boys (Leyton and Hanley)
Marie and family: So sorry to hear of Owen’s passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Marie and family, so sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Please know that you are not alone, others care.