Oliver was born on April 22, 1924, to Ernest Dawdy and Amy Doris (Creek), near Thunder Bay, Ontario and passed away on July 7th, 2021 at the age of 97 years at the Kipnes Centre for Veterans in Edmonton, Alberta.
Oliver is survived by his 3 children; Allan Dawdy, Cheryl (Howard) Edwards, Glenn (Alia Martushev) Dawdy, all of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.
He was grandfather to Shane (Cheryl) Edwards, Chris (Kelly) Edwards, and Dawn Nichols (nee Edwards), Fred (Alix) Martushev, Tanya (Andrew) Kuznetsov. Oliver had many great grandchildren as well, Dylan, Lyndan, Aydan, Dannan, Dayn and Lyan (Edwards). Catherine and Grayson (Edwards) Nova and Berlyn (Nichols), Luka, Izik, and Mila (Martushev), Suzanna and Kilikia (Kuznetsov). He was married twice, to Beatrice (Arnold) in 1947 and to Agnes Grace (Bolton) in 1998.
He was a veteran in WWII in the 1st Canadian Paratroup Battalian. Oliver worked as a master mechanic and welder.
Serenity Funeral Service – Fort Saskatchewan – 780-998-1422