It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to our beloved husband, father, grandpa, and pastor. He was born on September 7, 1955, and passed away April 15, 2022, at the age of 66 from AML cancer.
O.J. spent twelve years in the Edmonton Police Service followed by many years as a business owner. After serving on the elder board and in various ministry roles for decades, in 2001, he began serving at Calvary Community Church as executive pastor, and a few years later became the lead pastor.
O.J. is survived by his wife Barb, his children Michelle Zerbin, Charlene (Benjamin) VandenBrink, Jason (Jenna) Zerbin, Marc (Kelly) Zerbin, Cherisse Zerbin and Krista Zerbin, his sister Karen Guenther, and his eight grandchildren. He was predeceased by his father, John Zerbin, and his mother Heidi Zerbin of Rollyview, AB.
A viewing will be held on April 24 at 9:15 AM followed by a Celebration of Life at 10:30 AM at Calvary Community Church, 8704 Millwoods Road, Edmonton.
There will be a burial at Rosehill Cemetery at 11:00 AM on April 25.
He will be greatly missed by his family, friends, and congregation.
The family wishes to express their gratitude to the doctors and nurses at the University of Alberta Hospital’s surgery and hematology units for the care shown during his illness.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made directly to missionaries Marc and Kelly Zerbin through www.MEAworldwide.org. Please select their names for designation.
Serenity Funeral Service – South
780 450 0101