Orville Elsworth Stowell
July 11, 1932 ~ Dec. 14, 2011
Orville Elsworth Stowell passed away on December 14, 2011 at his home in Williams Lake, B.C. He is survived by his four children; Jesse, Jim, Rick and Lisa, nine grandchildren; O.J. and Sheshawna, Marlon, Rylan and Aimee, Geneva and Crystal and Sheldon and Jade, and fifteen great grandchildren. He is also survived by several cousins and nieces and nephews, too numerous to mention by name.
Orville was born on July 11, 1932 in Williams Lake, B.C. and lived his whole life in the Cariboo-Chilcotin except for a few years in Port Alberni, B.C. He grew up on various ranches and in his younger years he owned a trap line and a Big Game Guiding business but spent the majority of his working life as a truck driver and heavy equipment operator. At the age of 61 he started a Pawn Shop/New and Used store in Port Alberni and operated that until 2004, when he sold out and returned to the Chilcotin.
Orville was a life-long hunter and outdoorsman and enjoyed competitive target shooting. He organized and entered his last shooting event in September, 2011. Orville leaves behind many friends, male and female, who enjoyed his hobbies and pursuits with him. Known as a first class raconteur (storyteller), with a ready smile and happy demeanor, the big man will be missed by friends and family alike. And, as he would have said, “Well there you go.”
There will be a celebratory tea held in Orville Stowell’s memory at the Legion Hall in Williams Lake, B.C. on January 14, 2012 at 1:00 P.M.