Marvin Neil O’Shea (January 25, 1945-August 25, 2018)

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Marvin after the struggle with a lung disease – he left us much too soon. Marvin leaves behind his loving and devoted wife of 8 years, Gigi (Frias). He is survived by his precious daughter Lori Kristensen (Darcey) of Grande Prairie and two grandchildren Kyle and Amber along with two great grandchildren Connor and Kenzie.

Marvin was born to William and Mary (Quinlan) O’Shea in Springbrook Ontario. He leaves behind his siblings – Bill (Judy), Helene Finch (late Gordon), Leo (Sharon), Sister Sharon, Terry (Kim), Keith of Edmonton, Kathie, Kim Reid (Al), and Sherry Jones (Dave) all of Ontario, along with nephews and nieces.

Predeceased by – two beloved sons, Daniel (4 months) and John of Spirit River, Alberta (24 years), along with 5 brothers, Fred, Jimmy, David, Frank, Reg.

In Marvin’s earlier years was known as a competitive baseball/ hockey player. He grew up chumming with the “Four Amigos”. He loved horses and cowboy boots. He moved west to Saskatchewan, Prince George. B.C. Lacombe AB and attended Canadian Union College, Spirit River and Grande Prairie. He trucked for 50 years and retired from Linde Company Grande Prairie in 2014; moved to Enderby, BC. Soon Marvin became unwell; 2017 moved to Rimbey.

Marvin had a generous heart, was an avid reader and known by his passion to know the Lord. He was on his third bible after wearing out two. After a visit with Marvin you came away loving God more. He met his loving wife online and then in person on his trip with Faith Works Ministry sharing the gospel through evangelistic crusades, health lectures and free medical and dental clinics in the Philippines. He witnessed 100s giving their hearts to the Lord and being baptised.

Marvin passed away in the Rimbey Hospital. Much appreciation to the supportive staff during his last few weeks along with the loving members of the Rimbey Seventh Day Adventist church, family and friends.

He will be greatly missed, but his wife, family and friends are comforted and confident that Marvin will hear the words – “Well done thou good and faithful servant;” on the resurrection morning.