Oskar Nock passed away peacefully in his sleep at a care home in Red Deer on Dec. 9, 2017, at the age of 94 years, after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.
A long-time resident of High Prairie and Slave Lake, Oskar came to Canada from Germany in 1953. He initially settled in Marlboro, working at a sawmill and making a home for his wife Maria and son Max, who joined him in 1955. From there they moved to Athabasca where he joined the “power company”, a term he used for the various company names that started as Northland Utilities, and is now Atco.
He soon moved his family to High Prairie where he raised his son, and all too soon, lost his wife Maria to cancer. He was truly blessed when he met his partner, Tyja, in the early 1970s. He and Tyja spent over 35 years together. They moved to Slave Lake to finish his career as a linesman, and where he retired in 1987.
Both of them loved fishing in Slave Lake, and traveled together to Europe to visit family and friends. They were also blessed to have many close friends in Slave Lake and the area.
He leaves behind his son Max and his wife, Mary Ann, and their son, Sebastian.
Tyja’s family welcomed him into their lives and are still part of the Nock/Luttmer family as well, including grandchildren Jill, Kim and Dean and their families, and Tyja’s son, Bernie, and his family.
It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to Oskar, his blue Chevy pickup no longer making its way to the hotel each morning for coffee with the guys, where they worked on solving the world’s problems, or more likely talking about hockey and football.
At Oskar’s request his ashes will be interred with Maria’s in the spring.
In lieu of flowers or cards, donations to the Alzheimer’s society would be appreciated at www.alzheimer.ca/en/ab)
I miss you dad, love you always, rest in peace. – Max.