Oshawa Funeral Home


Wilhelm "Willi" Kolar

December 12, 1934November 11, 2020

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Willi at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 at 85 years of age. Beloved husband of the late Maria. Loving father of Anita and her husband John Oortwyn. Lovingly remembered by his grandchildren Jeremy (Michelle), Daniel (Beka), Tyler (Nichole) and great grandchildren Addison, Makenna and Parker. Time spent with family was his greatest pleasure. He will also be missed by his many loving friends and all those who knew him as “Pa”. Willi’s family would like to extend their warm thanks to the amazing staff of C7 at Oshawa Lakeridge Hospital for all the care and compassion they provided during these difficult times. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, November 19th at 1:30 pm (attendance by invitation only). Service will be recorded and uploaded for viewing at Memorial donations to the Lakeridge Health Foundation – Cancer Care or SickKids Foundation would be appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to the OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234)

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Wilhelm "Willi" Kolar

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Tony Atkins

November 23, 2020

As a member of the tennis community playing at the Oshawa Civic, and with the seniors at north Oshawa, Willi will be remembered for his hard hitting style of play and cheerful disposition. There are several previous tennis partners already waiting in the here after to enjoy future games with Willi.
My sincere condolences to the family.
Tony Atkins

Frank & Lynda Vanderzwet

November 18, 2020

Dear Anita and family

We are so sad for your loss. We’ve lost a very good friend and Frank has lost his good skiing buddy. He is thankful for the many great days at Kirby and the many ski trips away with Willi. He will cherish those memories. Willi is now back in the arms of the love of his life. Marie will be so happy to be with him again. We will miss that wonderful smile and kind nature.
Our sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

Love Frank and Lynda.

Nicole Cote

November 18, 2020

I have not known Willi very long but he and Maria wecomed me so warmly from the minute I met them. They were always happy to see Ed and I. Willi laughed easily, was lively and easy going and I will always remember that warm smile and those laughing eyes . I only had a short time with Willi and Maria; I am sorry I didn't meet them earlier in my life.

Rhonda Dompierre

November 17, 2020

My fondest memories of Willi is the his incredible smile and joyous attitude always. I will truly miss Marie and Willi. And I feel honoured to have known them.
Rest In Peace

George and Helga Schmidlechner

November 16, 2020

Dear Anita, John and Family!
Our deepest sympathies on the loss of your beloved Papa and Opa!
Für den lieben Willi!
liebevolle Erinnerungen
von der Familie Schmidlechner

Leanne Smith

November 16, 2020

My sincere condolences go out to Anita and family for the loss of your dad, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a very dear friend of my parents for many many years and we also enjoyed visits with both Maria and Willie They also loved to talk about the grandchildren and great grandchildren. Willie is now at peace and back with the love of his life. May the many wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. Big Hugs. Ross and Leanne Smith

Barbara and Kurt Mayer

November 15, 2020

We had many favourite memories, one was our ski trip to Snowmass with Willi and family. Another was of course the trips to the cottage which they opened their arms to everyone and we always had to see how Maria got the pork roast ready for Pa to put on the Bbq. This was something to remember. It was always done with loving care and absolutely delicious. We will miss both Omi and Pa, but will never forget our wonderful friends. R.I.P. dear friend! Will always keep you in our hearts! Love from Barb and Kurt

Christina Coghlan

November 15, 2020

Sorry for the loss of your Father, Anita. I remember, when we were kids, listening to the grown-ups conversations, and your Father was the most entertaining storyteller.

Helen Scott

November 14, 2020

Anita & Family

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad, I worked with your mom,and would often see your mom & dad at giant tiger. We live just around the corner on Thorncliffe St.

Take care
Darrell & Helen Scott