Orville Gleason
Orville Gleason
Orville Gleason
Orville Gleason
Orville Gleason
Orville Gleason

Obituary of Orville Ross Gleason



GLEASON, Orville Ross (Bud)


Our Dad, Orville Ross Gleason, went peacefully home to be with his Lord on January 9, 2024, at Leamington Sun Parlor Home at the age of 94. 


Orv was the son of the late Thomas and Stella Gleason (Dool) of Windsor and pre-deceased by his beloved wife Ruth of 47 years. Loving father of David Gleason (Dr. Dory Abosh), Paul Gleason (Diane Omar), and Karen Loney (Dan), grandfather to Nicole Gleason, John Gleason (Merissa Tannous), Jeffrey Loney (Delaney Bell), Rachael Loney, Coleman and Ryan Gleason, great-grandfather to Emmett Loney.


Orv attended Assumption College in Windsor and Huron College in London, receiving a B.A. in Business from the University of Western Ontario. He worked as programme director for the YMCA in Quebec City and then in industry as an accountant and auditor for nine years in Toronto and Calgary. He then moved to Chatham to teach at the Chatham Vocational School, CKSS, John McGregor, Blenheim District High School, and St. Clair College. He was a business studies director for 24 years. Orv was involved with setting up the Bibles for Missions Thrift Store on King St. W. and was very active at Emmanuel Baptist Church, particularly involving Missions with trips to Ukraine to establish other churches. He also assisted in establishing the local Christian Radio Station UCB 89.3


Special thanks to his 4E Sun Parlor Home caregivers in his final years.


The family will receive friends at McKinlay Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair St, Thursday, January 18, from 5-8 pm.  A Funeral Service will take place at Emmanuel Baptist Church, on Friday, January 19, at 11 am. Donations made in memory of Orville Gleason to Emmanuel Baptist Church (Missions), ShareWorld (Gideons), or Muskoka Bible Centre Foundation would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences can be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com.


McKinlay Funeral Home

459 St. Clair Street, Chatham




5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday, January 18, 2024
McKinlay Funeral Home - Chatham
459 St. Clair Street
Chatham, Ontario, Canada

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Friday, January 19, 2024
Emmanuel Baptist Church
100 McNaughton Ave W.
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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