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Dr. Victor Ovens

Dr. Victor Ovens

July 11, 2006

Dr. Victor Ovens
Victor Albert Ovens, D.D.S.

Passed way July 11, 2006, at Royal Terrace, Palmerston, after a lengthy illness. He had reached his 87th birthday in May. During the Second World War, he served as a member of the Canadian Dental Corps. Later, he worked at his dental office on Danforth Avenue in Toronto for many years. During this time, he taught part time at the Dental College, University of Toronto. While still teaching, he moved his practice to the farm where his parents had begun their married life back in 1909 on Concession 4, Normanby Township. Visits from many of his former students attest to their appreciation of him as a fine teacher and good friend. Left to mourn his death are his wife Beatrice (Moll) and her family as well as his sister Annie (MacDonald) and her family. He was predeceased by his parents Albert Hugh Ovens (1973) and Rosalie Gray (1971); by his brother Edmund (1983) and sister-in-law Sadie Wilkinson (1980); by his brother-in-law Glenn MacDonald (1997) and by Beatrice?s daughter May (Crosby) in 1998. Beatrice?s surviving family are: daughter Joann and husband Gordon Daly, granddaughter?s Kaaren Brooks and Christine Brandes, grandson Geoffrey Brooks and great granddaughter Laurel Brandes. Victor?s survivors are: his sister Annie MacDonald and her daughter Anita Stewart and family; his niece Glenna (Ovens) Dungey and her husband Stan and their family. As well, he leaves behind many cousins and close friends to mourn their loss. Friends called at the Hendrick Funeral Home, Mount Forest on Thursday July 13th from 12noon till 1:45p.m. The funeral service followed at St. Paul?s Anglican Church, Mount Forest at 2:00p.m. Interment at Mount Forest Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or St. Paul?s Anglican Church would be appreciated by the family. On line condolences may be made at www.hendrickfuneralhome.com


I was sorry to hear about the passing of your loved one. I didn't know Dr. Vic., but I think I'm related. My mother was Edith Kathleen Ovens. Daughter of Duncan Ovens. I was born in Toronto on the 29th., of October 1939. I was adopted by Fred & Orphie Eplett when I was six months old, and have just recently discovered my "Birth Mother's name". I have been researching the Ovens family tree and I'd sure appreciate any information on my birth Family. Again, my condolences to Dr. Victor Ovens's family. Warmest Regards, Lucky (Ovens) Eplett Parksville (Vancouver Island) B.C.

— Lucky R. (Ovens) Eplett, January 26, 2010

To the friends and family of Dr. Ovens, I was sorry to see Vic's obituary in the Toronto Star. I am travelling in Eastern Ontario, and unfortunately will not be able to attend the visitation or funeral service. Vic was a wonderful teacher at the University of Toronto, and a fine colleague when he relocated to Normanby. His work, especially in prosthetics, was exceptional. It was a pleasure to have known him. Please accept my sincerest condolences. Dr. James Milne, Durham Class 7T0

— Dr. James Milne, January 1, 2010

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294 Main Street South
P.O. Box 38, Mount Forest
Ontario, Canada N0G 2L0
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