ORICH, William

Posted: January 30th, 2020


WILLIAM MATTRU ORICH, beloved husband of Barbara Orich of Lethbridge, passed away at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at the age of 77 years.

Besides his loving wife, William is survived by his sons, Billy (friend Rhona) Orich of Lethbridge, Harold (Cynthia) Orich of Lethbridge, and Donald (Treena) Orich of Picture Butte, as well as seven grandchildren, Alicia, Nathan, Caley, Jordon, Brady, Maddy, and Ciara, and four great-grandchildren, Gavin, Lennyx, Austin, and Shavana. He is also survived by his sisters, Bev (Marvin) Ruttan of Campbell River, BC and Bernice (Tom) Thompson, both of Picture Butte, and his brothers, Butch (Marlene) of Jasper and Ivan (Linda) Orich of Lethbridge.

He was predeceased by his parents, Mike & Aino Orich, two brothers, Larry Orich and Ken Orich, two sisters, Connie Orich and Diane Orich, and one grandson, Christopher.

William was an accomplished man, having worked as a long distance truck driver for 25 years, a qualified plumber for 18 years, and a deliveryman for Marquis Flowers for eight years. He loved camping and fishing, and enjoyed spending time working on his garden and other personal projects. He would always help his friends and family whenever they needed.

Thanks to the doctors and nurses at St. Michael’s Palliative Care Unit—God bless you for taking care of our loving husband and us when we needed support.

A Celebration of William’s Life will be held at CORNERSTONE FUNERAL HOME, 2825 – 32 Street South, Lethbridge, AB on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 1:00 P.M.

In memory of William Mattru Orich, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society at www.cancer.ca/donate.

To send a condolence, please visit www.cornerstonefuneralhome.com

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