More than 60 years after his first glimpse of ‘the Cariboo’ Orville Williams has now passed beyond and is headed for the great hunting ground in the sky. He was gone in a second, without pain and in the presence of a longtime friend, Joe.
At the age of seven Orv became driven with the thought of becoming a real cowboy and residing in the Williams Lake area.
Upon graduation in his then hometown of North Vancouver, he chose to become a psychiatric nurse and carried on as such for a few years – then back to the books – final destination Williams Lake, with a teaching degree in hand. He elected to reside in the 140 Mile House area and spent his professional life educating those in junior high.
He was a dedicated, genuine teacher who put forth the supreme effort in contributing to their education. At one point he spent a few years as the principal at Alexis Creek. Upon his return he took a few years off and diversified into the meat shop and butcher profession but soon returned to his love of teaching and eventually retired in 1997.
Over the years Orv worked with the RCMP as an auxiliary member and went on to assist in setting up the rural Crime Watch program and was instrumental in creating the computer package for the Community Policing.
He was always in the mode of caring for others, giving a hand at whatever – surely a person of true substance. His elder sister Eleanor (Willy) and kid brother Cam, along with his two children Courtney and Adam will miss him greatly and his presence of mind as he has been a true tower of strength during this life.
“ORV WILLIAMS HAS NOW LEFT THE ROOM”
Safe journey dear one.
At the direction of Orv there will be no celebration of life to take place. Remember him as he was and should you wish to give a donation to his memory, please do so to your choice of charity on his behalf.
Compassionate Care Funerals entrusted with all arrangements.