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Melvin Harold Oja

Oct 2, 1931 - Oct 13, 2021

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  No Service will be held at Melvin’s request.

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Oja, Melvin Harold

1931-2021

It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Melvin Oja on Oct 13, 2021 at the age of 90.

Melvin was born Oct 2, 1931 to Tekla and John Oja at their homestead in the Beaver Flats District. His childhood was spent helping out on the farm and attending the Beaver Flats country school. In his early adult years Mel worked rigs and logged all over Alberta, he loved sharing his stories of being in the bush fighting off grizzly bears and wolves.

In 1958, he married his wife Alma and the two spent 57 years together until Alma's passing in 2016. They traveled for Mel's work and eventually settled on their own homestead farm in Rocky Mtn House where they raised their two sons Dwayne and Randy.

Mel was a kind and giving man, which everyone enjoyed spending time with. Mel took pride in his and Alma's beautiful farm and caring for their livestock. He spent many hours in his shop building, fixing and creating new gadgets. He was a good neighbor and participated in many community activities.

Mel will be missed dearly by his family and friends.

Melvin is survived by his son Dwayne (Regina), granddaughter Megan (Justin) great granddaughter Ali, granddaughter Kim, sister in-law Louise, sister in-law Irene (Brian) and many nieces and nephews.

Melvin was predeceased by his loving wife Alma, son Randy, parents Tekla and John, 5 sisters and 3 brothers.

No Service will be held at Melvin’s request.

Cremation entrusted to Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, AB.

Rocky and Sylvan Lake Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 845 2626

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