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Oscar Nathaniel Hintzen

February 10, 1945December 13, 2018
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HINTZEN, Oscar Nathaniel Passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 13th, 2018. Loving husband to Vivette Hintzen of 51 years. Devoted father to Richardo (Corinna) and Laurie-Ann (Paul). Doting grandfather to Yazmin and Ellis, and his grand dogs Riley, Max, Flash, Tyai and Tratts. Loving brother to Vincent, Carmen, Una, Wavney, Sandra, Brian, Andy and Daniel. Cherished uncle to many nieces and nephews. A loyal friend to many. Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Tuesday, December 18th from 2 – 4 and 6 – 8 p.m. Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Wednesday, December 19th at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Resurrection Cemetery. Memorial donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. Online condolences may be made at www.oshawafuneralhome.com

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Elaine Forde

December 18, 2018

My deepest condolences to the Hintzen family although I only know Oscar in the last two years, I have fond memories and will cherish those moments.

To Vivette and the rest of the family, please be still during these fragile time. God called him home to permanent rest. RIP Oscar

Gail Archer

December 17, 2018

To Laurie and the entire Hintzen family I send my thoughts and prayers to you in this time of grief. I am so very sorry for your loss. May God hold and keep you strong as you go through this process. Laurie I am here if you need anything, don’t be hesitate to ask.

Gail

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Biography

Many things can be said about Oscar Nathaniel Hintzen. Known to friends and acquaintances as a friendly, energetic, empathic and decisive man, his compassionate nature would always shine through, revealing his charm, warmth and conscientious demeanor. He was warmhearted, gentle and organized in all the things he sought to accomplish. Oscar was a mentor, a natural “teacher” capable of seeing things clearly, leading others and bringing out the best in all of those around him. He generally had a focus on harmony and peace.

      Oscar was born on February 10, 1945 in Guyana, South America. His parents were David and Janet. When he was young, Oscar's friends and family found that “straightforward” and “honest” were perfect words to describe him. Even as a child, Oscar demonstrated strong qualities of self-confidence, perceptive ability and a disposition that was enjoyable to those around him.

      Oscar grew up with eight siblings. He had four sisters Carmen, Una, Wavney and Sandra, and four brothers Andy, Brian, Daniel and Vincent. Oscar was constantly involved in all sorts of activities with his family. He was even-tempered, taking care not to get involved in too many family conflicts. This quality served him well, in perpetually bringing harmony, understanding and a sense of peace to the family. Oscar carried these traits into his adult life and served as one of many reasons why family and friends found him pleasurable and delightful to be around. Oscar was a person who genuinely understood and cared for others, making powerful connections with those he knew.

      As a young boy, Oscar was imaginative, ingenious, clever and a “novel” thinker. Regardless of whether his peers were older or younger, or came from different backgrounds, Oscar could easily relate to other kids. He was an active child who took part in soccer and cricket. However, to Oscar, the most fun to be had was simply playing and spending time with his many friends.

      During his high school years, Oscar had a natural flair for cheering on and applauding just about everyone. He was constantly offering his support and encouragement to fellow members of the groups and activities in which he participated. He graduated from Central High School. He did well in school and genuinely enjoyed telling stories in a way that drew people to him. In this way, Oscar had a talent for becoming the center of attention, a kind of social catalyst. Oscar was often found to be the lead person facilitating a group activity, frequently filling the role of being “the life of the party.” Teachers and classmates knew Oscar as an excellent listener. He placed a high value on learning and always understood that there was a new lesson to be grasped waiting for him just around the corner.

      Oscar did well in college, as a result of his being intuitive and finely organized. He attended "CUC" Caribbean Union College in Trinidad for 2 years. The skill of being a good communicator helped Oscar immensely during his college days. He was comfortable with abstract information and theories and tended to thrive on the subjects that forced him to think. No matter what class it was, Oscar was always very perceptive and embraced the mental challenges that his college experience provided.

      On October 28, 1967 Oscar married Vivette Dowding in Toronto, Ontario. Compassionate and devoted, Oscar worked hard to make his new family happy. He was always generous with his time and this meant that Vivette came first in Oscar’s book. He was always caring and made certain that he considered Vivette’s feelings. By trusting his emotions, Oscar did his best to make sure that both the marriage and home life ran smoothly. This is just one more example of how Oscar was truly a person of empathy.

      Oscar’s quality of being a caring and tolerant person who was very accepting of others translated to being a good father to his children. Oscar shared these values with his two children, Richardo and Laurie-Ann. Oscar was also blessed with two grandchildren, Yasmin and Ellis. He related well to children of all ages and was able to connect to them on their level. The children always loved him and he was completely and totally devoted to them.

      Oscar experienced success in his work life over and over again. His primary occupations were as a Maintenance Technician and an Airport Limousine Taxi Driver. He was employed for 19 years with Fiberglass Canada and 25 - 30 years as a Taxi Driver. Oscar always made the effort to understand what was needed at work, and was well known by his colleagues as a team player. Oscar took pride in managing his professional responsibilities and seemed to always know what was necessary to successfully complete a project. Oscar was one to take the initiative and his skills at working cooperatively were highly valued. Oscar continually sought to learn what his co-workers did well and how they were most effective, a talent that enabled him to help them develop their own potential.

      Because he was organized and methodical, Oscar took great pleasure in his various hobbies. His favourite pursuits were reading - religion, biographies and politics. Oscar enjoyed sharing his passions with others and could singularly focus on one hobby at a time.

      Oscar derived much satisfaction from sports. Because he was so instinctive and could always grasp the big picture, Oscar delighted in the strategy and inner workings of a competition. In high school, Oscar played soccer and cricket. Recreational sports included soccer, cricket and basketball. Oscar was also something of a sports fan and enjoyed watching his favourite teams' events whenever he got the opportunity.

      Oscar’s faith was important to him. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in his childhood and teenage years. He was compassionate and warm hearted, someone who truly cared for others and that was clearly demonstrated in his work with the congregation.

      Oscar enjoyed travelling, and because he was so well organized, he would take on the responsibility of planning and scheduling all of the family vacations. His gift for keeping things lively meant that vacations with Oscar were always enjoyable. Favourite vacations included going back home yearly to Guyana.

      Oscar was a lover of animals and cherished his dogs, Smoogee and Starsky, they were best friends for many years. His family was rounded out by his granddogs Tyai, Tratts, Max and Flash.

      Oscar passed away on December 13, 2018 at Markham Stouffville Hospital due to a Heart Attack. He is survived by his wife Vivette his children Richardo and Laurie-Ann, and grandchildren Yasmin and Ellis. Services were held at the Oshawa Funeral Home. Oscar was laid to rest in Resurrection Catholic Cemetery in Whitby, Ontario.

      Throughout his life, Oscar was a gregarious and enthusiastic man. He was generous in sharing his personal attributes, giving and helping those he knew and loved. He would often fill the role of coach, bringing out the best in everyone. He was imaginative, original, tender hearted and easy to get along with. Oscar leaves behind him a legacy of life-long friendships and cherished memories. Everyone whose lives he touched will dearly remember Oscar Nathaniel Hintzen.

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