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Orville Block

December 3, 1930 ~ September 16, 2020 (age 89)

Mr. Orville Block of Gainsborough, SK. passed away peacefully at the Gainsborough Health Centre on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at the age of 89.

Orville Lyle Block was born in Gainsborough to Adolph and Laura Block on December 3rd, 1930. He devoted his life to the family farm where he actively worked right up to his 80th year. A dedicated community volunteer - he served for several decades on both School Boards, the Agriculture Society and the Rural Municipality. In 2006, he was honoured with the Governor General’s medal for community service.

He leaves to mourn sons, Wayne (Sue) and Ron (Betty-Ann); daughters, Darlene and Jo-Anne (Garth); daughter-in-law, Carol Block; several grand and great-grandchildren and his cherished companion, Joyce Neff.

He was predeceased by his grandson, Chad; wife, Dorothy; son, Delbert; sister, Vivian Redpath.

A public graveside service was held on Saturday, September 19th, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at the Gainsborough Cemetery. 

Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Orville Block can do so to the Gainsborough Community Hall, Box 59, Gainsborough, SK. S0C 0Z0.

 Service Information

Public Graveside Service
September 19, 2020

2:00 PM
Gainsborough Cemetery

Gainsborough, Saskatchewan S0C 0Z0

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