KOROL, Orville Bruce

July 18, 1936 – September 6, 2020

The nightmare that is 2020 gets even worse.  After suffering a major stroke August 31, our precious Orville peacefully went home to be with his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ Sunday, September 6, surrounded by his wife Eunice and his two children Bruce and Rosalyn.

Orville Bruce Korol was born in Mannville, Alberta to Joseph and Helen on July 18, 1936. A self-made man, Orville went from farming to working at Shell for over 25 years which he followed up with a successful consulting business. In the midst of that he married the love of his life, Eunice, in Edmonton in 1971. They went on to have two children, Bruce and Rosalyn, makIng cherished memories for several decades.  Among other things, Orville will be lovingly remembered for his stoic and calm demeanor, his unwavering faith, and his love for his garden, playing the stock market and the Toronto Blue Jays. 

Left behind are his wife Eunice, his two kids Bruce and Rosalyn (Jeff),  his greatly adored grandchildren – Cora, Josie, Callum, Larissa, Henrietta and Lydia – as well as brothers Allen (Lorena)(Costa Rica) and Kenneth (Maghnild) (Norway) and his sister Margaret (Waslow) Waldowski (Spruce Grove) and a countless number of friends and family.  

A special thank you to the Foothills staff and in particular, Orville’s nurses in his final days, Scott and Carlos, who provided such excellent and attentive care.

In lieu of flowers, gifts in Orville’s honour may be made to the Mustard Seed.

Given current Covid restrictions, a scaled-back celebration of life will be held for family and friends at RockPointe Church -Bearspaw, on Sunday, September 20. Registration required  https://rockpointecalgary.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/539268

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  1. On 16/09/2020 at 11:03 pm Jack Stefanyk Said:

    All my memories of Orville are good ones. I remember that he always had a smile on his face and of course who could forget that wonderful unique laugh. Unfortunately we connected mostly at funerals but it was always good to visit with him. One time, many years ago, my family and I stayed overnight at their place in Calgary. I have a special needs boy Tyler who loves to ride on anything mechanical. In the morning, Orville got his quad out and took Tyler for a spin. Many years later, Tyler still remembers that morning. God bless you Korol family as you grieve the loss of Orville but also rejoice that he is at home with his Lord and Saviour!!

  2. On 17/09/2020 at 9:54 am Shirley Longpre Said:

    Dear Eunice, Bruce, Rosalyn (Jeff), Cora, Josie, Callum, Larissa, Henrietta, Lydia ❤️

    We were so saddened to hear of Orville’s sudden illness and passing. He was a kind man with a warm smile and along side his wife Eunice, always welcomed people and made them feel like family.
    I know he will be much missed and loving remembered by all whose lives’ he has touched.
    May God’s Loving hand be upon you, may you feel his loving Holy Spirit with you, giving you strength, and solace.

    With Love,
    Shirley and Brian

  3. On 17/09/2020 at 10:31 am Linda Klym Said:

    I wish to send my condolences to the Korol family on the loss of their husband, father and grandfather. I did not know Orville, but I knew about him through his daughter, Rosie, and his son-in-law, Jeff. Through them I knew he was a loving family man with a huge faith.
    I knew that Rosie loved her father dearly and will miss him terribly.
    Death does not end a relationship. As long as someone lives on in the hearts and memories of their loved ones, they are still with us. And always will be.
    My deepest sympathy to Eunice, Rosie and Bruce and all other family.
    I hope that Orville’s celebration of life will bring peace to the family and start the process of healing.
    Sincerely, Linda Klym (Aunt of Jeff and Rosie)

  4. On 17/09/2020 at 9:44 pm Brian and Carol Klammer Said:

    We will miss Orville’s gentle smile and warm demeanour. His love for God and family was so evident. We will miss seeing Orville in church on Sundays. Praying the God of all comfort would hold you Eunice, Bruce, Rosalyn, Jeff and all you precious grandkids close. You are in our thoughts and prayers, Brian and Carol.

  5. On 18/09/2020 at 7:07 am Roger & Margaret Scothern ( Radcliffe-on-Trent, U.K. Said:

    . A Very Special, Kind, Generous, Quiet, Loving, Caring Husband, Father, Father in Law, Grandfather and Friend !!

    ” We are so very grateful to be able to say that Orville was ‘ OUR FRIEND ‘ ! ”

    We met Orville through his family…Eunice, Bruce and Rosebud, whom we had the delightful pleasure of meeting on a Meditteranean Cruise, some 20 years ago ! Some six months later, we flew to Calgary, ( on our 1st visit ) was met and welcomed by the gentle, devout Christian man that was Orville, and spent two wonderful weeks with the Korol family. As we stepped from the car, Orville was there to greet us, saying…” Any friend of my family’s is a friend of mine…you are both VERY Welcome to our Homestead ” …and we WERE welcomed, loved and embraced wholeheartedly!!

    Although we seldom see each other, we have never lost the strong bond of love and friendship, shown by ALL of the Korol family; ours is a Life long friendship, and we know, without a doubt, that Orville will be held closely in his Loving Lord’s arms, cherished and made well and whole once more. Orville was a constant and willing servant of the Lord, and a TRUE Christian man, an adoring Husband for Eunice and a gentle Father with a heart of PURE GOLD’ for Bruce and Rose!!
    We have not experienced the joy of his being a Grandparent, but from e-mails and photographs, we are able to see for ourselves, the depth of his love, and the deep contentment he felt for his six ” Little Darlings “…..

    We Love you Eunice, and feel so desperately sorry that you have lost your Loving Soulmate, and send you our sincere condolences and heartfelt sympathy in your huge loss. We pray that our loving Lord will draw close to you, enfold you in His loving arms, ease your heartache and desolation, and give you peace in your heart, mind and soul, for all that you have meant to each other over the years! You will have many beautiful ” Life ” memories so allow these thoughts to fill your very soul, uphold you and ease you through the coming difficult days, and please know that we will be by your side in the church, as you celebrate Orville’s life, even thought we are so very far apart!

    Rose, Bruce and Jeff… thank you for all our memories of Orville….. ‘ S’mors’ prepared over an open fire in the copse, Edmonton, Jasper and Cora Mae, long, long journeys, fun in the hot spa in Banff, Beautiful Spirit Island !!!, fun times, laughs, playing cards and cuddles…….We loved your Father, he was a Wonderful individual, with a BIG HEART, warm smile and mischevous way…..Your VERY PRECIOUS and Much Loved Parent!!

    Cora, Josie, Callum, Larissa, Henrietta, and Lydia….one day you will realise just how VERY Special, and what a wonderful Role Model your Grandad has been for each of you !!! You will never forget him, even though he has only been a part of your life for a short time… your parents, Nana and Uncle Bruce will keep his memory alive in your hearts and minds for EVERMORE !

    May God bless each of Orville’s loved ones, and never forget….HE IS ALWAYS….ONLY A THOUGHT or a WHISPER AWAY !!

    Love you all, miss you all, and sharing your sorrow and heartache….for one so greatly loved and Treasured.

    Holding each of you close in our hearts and minds, and praying that God will uphold you and give you the strength to walk this unknown journey…

    All our Love Dear Friends…..Roger & Margaret Scothern xxx

  6. On 18/09/2020 at 5:46 pm Garry and Bonnie Gillard Said:

    We have known the Korols for over 30 years.
    Orville was a calm, gentle, man of God. It is reflected in his children, Bruce and Rosalyn.
    He and his wonderful, caring wife Eunice, always made us feel welcome in their home, and made our family feel loved. We consider Korols to be the best of friends.
    Orville always had a smile, and when you spoke to him, he listened with all his attention, and made everyone feel important.
    He will be missed so much by his beautiful family and all his friends.
    We rejoice in the knowledge that he is with the Lord.
    We pray that all of the family will feel the Lords loving arms around them during this time.
    We are sharing your heartache. With our deepest sympathy. Garry and Bonnie Gillard

  7. On 19/09/2020 at 1:56 am Christian Kielland Said:

    Dear Eunice, Bruce, Rosalyn (Jeff), Cora, Josie, Callum, Larissa, Henrietta, Lydia!

    I had the privilege to meet Orville in 2018 in Sweden during his brother (Kenneth) birthday! His calm and gentle personality made an impression on me. He was kind and interested in people around him, and often I saw him with a content smile on his face! Dear Orville – I believe you are finally home with our almighty, merciful and eternal loving Father in Heaven, Jesus Christ our savior! My thoughts and prayers goes to your loves ones, who are missing you much these days!

    My condolences
    Christian Korol Kielland

  8. On 19/09/2020 at 1:51 pm Joyce and Brian Anderson Said:

    Dear Eunice, Bruce, Roslyn, Jeff, and those precious little ones.

    With Orville’s sudden passing the shock is more real and I can understand how difficult it is to process. When our sister Joan died so suddenly it was so difficult to handle, but knowledge of seeing her again was so comforting.

    We are so glad that we had that wonderful weekend together, Eunice, on your 80th birthday. Orville was so welcoming and warm to us. I can still hear his hearty laugh watching the game with David, Curtis, and Brian.

    I love the verse my sister Carolyn used, Isaiah 26.3, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”. The song, “What a Day that will be” rings in my mind as I anticipate seeing Jesus and all our loved ones waiting for us.

    Orville, has had many accomplishments but the greatest accomplishment was not only raising an incredible family but also graduating with top honours to be with his Heavenly Father. The wonderful memories you have of your husband, father, and grandfather will sustain you in the coming years. Our love and our prayers are with you.

    Your cousins, Joyce and Brian.

  9. On 19/09/2020 at 6:30 pm Kathy Weller Said:

    Orville this gentle giant. When I stayed with Rosie’s family for 5 weeks for my 40th it was a joy to get to know Orville his sense of humour his dedication to firstly his God and his beautiful family. Loved games time with him. Then Eunice abs Orville came to Australia and stayed with me and that was such fun going to the outback spectacular together with the cowboy hats and then when my folks visited you we all said Orville is a beautiful soul who loved lived and laughed much.
    Eunice, Rosie (Jeff) and Bruce Orville left a beautiful legacy I’m praying daily for each of you as you grief love you all so much


  10. On 20/09/2020 at 12:25 pm Brenda Arseneault & Peter Ciavarella Said:

    Dear Eunice and Family

    Our deepest condolences to you all. We are sorry for you loss.
    When your heart is empty, filling it with happy memories can help you find your smiles….Orville had such a zest for life and wonderful smile.

    God bless and carry you through this difficult time.

  11. On 20/09/2020 at 10:00 pm Eric and Patty Diggins Said:

    There aren’t many people in this world as gentle and compassionate as Orville was. Whether it was working together at Shell 35 years ago or at Rockpointe church, it was always a pleasure to have a conversation with him. He left an impression and we’ll always remember him by his glorious smile and warm laughter.

    Eunice, our deepest condolences to you and the family. You can take comfort in the fact that he was a wonderful man of God who was thought the world of by many family and friends. Orville definitely left the world better than he found it.

    Best regards Eric and Patty Diggins

  12. On 20/09/2020 at 11:16 pm Michael Robbins Said:

    Dear Eunice, Bruce, and Rosalyn,
    Please accept my most sincere condolences on the sudden passing of Orville.
    I met Orville when I started working at Shell. We worked on a number of projects together, and he lightened up many a difficult moment with great humor. He also showed me how valuable a soft spoken approach can be can be for solving people problems.
    Your husband and father was a very inspiring man, and he, and you, are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Michael Robbins

  13. On 21/09/2020 at 9:36 am Betty Wood Said:

    Dear Eunice, Bruce, Rosie, Jeff, Cora, Josie, Callum, Larissa, Henrietta, Lydia

    May God bestow upon you knowing that Orville is at peace with His Heavenly Father.
    His faith in God was a big part in his life and this he passed on to his loving family.
    The love and respect for his family showed in his face – Eunice, his soulmate and loving wife;
    his children who loved him with all their hearts and souls; and his grandchildren who ran up
    to him and hugged him whenever they saw him.

    I pray The Lord helps you to find a path of light in this sorrowful time.
    May all the beautiful and cherished moments of your lives be forever etched in your hearts
    and souls and bring a smile to your face and comfort you.
    For this I pray.

    God Bless you all, now and forever
    Betty and Gary

  14. On 25/09/2020 at 12:22 pm Judy Taylor Said:

    To the Korol family: Our condolences on the recent loss of your dear husband, father and grandfather. Although we only met Orville once (Rosie & Jeff’s wedding), we were very sad to learn of his illness and sudden passing.
    Best wishes during this trying time.
    Judy (Wood) Taylor. (Aunt of Jeff & Rosie)