It is with regret we announce the passing of Orval Sydney Sletten on April 29th, 2020. Orval passed away peacefully due to complications related to congestive heart failure. Orval was born on August 26, 1926 in the Village of Hazlet Saskatchewan to Sever and Tillie Sletten. He had a total of nine siblings and leaves behind his sister Ardis Wall (Dalyce, Marc and Brad) and sister-in-law Lynne Sletten. Orval was married to Joyce Abraham (deceased in 2015) in 1949 and had four children he was all very proud of; Kim (Sarah and Nathan), Debbie (Jennifer and Matthew), Nan (Shane Beswick) and Martin (Tara), and numerous nieces and nephews, who are now living throughout Alberta and British Columbia. He was predeceased by Verdell Wall, Opal (Leonel) Sand, Milo Sletten, Ervin (Elaine) Sletten, Arnold (Jean) Sletten, Lorraine (Art Anderson, Chris Sluth), Raymond (Elaine) Sletten, Lyle (Mavis) Sletten, and Joyce (Tilson) Andrews. Orval embraced his family dearly, applying a strong sense of spirituality and positive thinking to overcoming life's various challenges. Orval travelled throughout Canada in his early 20's working as a welder for Mobil Oil and eventually operating his own pipeline with his younger brother-in-law Terry Abraham in Southwestern Saskatchewan. Having an unmatched work ethic, Orval never fully retired, working at the RCMP holding cells as a commissioner in the 1990's and most recently, operating his company Ghost Security. Orval was an integral figure in the Alcoholics Anonymous community in Swift Current and throughout Saskatchewan. Orval proudly sponsored countless individuals, lending a selfless hand and ear while chairing meetings at the Swift Current clubhouse for close to 60 years. The family is grateful to the staff at Swift Current Regional Hospital who demonstrated a great deal of compassion and care. In lieu of flowers, the family requests a donation be made to the Swift Current Regional Hospital. Due to current circumstances, a celebration of Orval's life will take place later in the year. Warren's Funeral Home were entrusted with the arrangements. For further information call 306-773-8831 or 1-800-267-6606 or visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy on the family tribute wall.
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