Nelson Samuel Ovilla Caron

March 5, 1940 - July 2, 2024
July 10, 2024 3 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Nelson Samuel Ovilla Caron, born March 5, 1940, in Batoche, Saskatchewan, passed away on July 2, 2024, in Sherwood Park, Alberta. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work, dedication, and love that will be remembered by all who knew him.

From a young age, Nelson displayed a strong work ethic, spending his early years helping with the farm animals and taking on part-time jobs to support his family. His commitment to his family and his business ventures was unwavering, and he poured his heart and soul into everything he did.

Nelson's educational journey took him from St. Louis Convent in Saskatchewan to the University of Alberta, where he pursued his passion for Business and Commerce. His career path led him to fulfill his lifelong dream of serving as an RCMP officer before venturing into entrepreneurship, founding four companies, the last Nelro Services Limited from 1979 to present.

In addition to his professional achievements, Nelson was a man of many talents and passions. He excelled in the sport of curling, winning the Seniors Curling Championship and showcasing his competitive spirit as a long driver in the World Long Drive Competition for seven years.

Above all, Nelson cherished his family and the time spent with his beloved wife, Beatrice, whom he met in Saskatchewan at the convent they both attended. Together, they raised their two children, Robin and Cheryl, who brought them immeasurable joy. Robin and Cheryl went on to start their own families, and Nelson took great pride in his 6 grandchildren, Mathew (Lynette), Michael (Megan), Nicholas (Christina), Jessica, Daniel and Jason and 4 great-grandchildren Bethany, Nathan, Evan and Dezmond who brought light and love into his life. Nelson also leaves behind 4 brothers – Sylvio, Clarence, Brian and Mervin and 3 sisters – Brenda, Joylene and Francis.

Nelson leaves behind a rich tapestry of memories and accomplishments that will be forever treasured by his family and friends. His kindness, generosity, and zest for life will be dearly missed, but his spirit will live on in the hearts of those who had the privilege of knowing him. Rest in peace, Nelson Samuel Ovilla Caron.

The funeral will be on July 16th, 11:30 am at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 13 Brower Dr, Sherwood Park, AB, followed by lunch at the same location. The burial will be at 3 pm at Our Lady of Peace Cemetery, 4814 Meridian St NW, Edmonton, AB. All are welcome.

  1. I am so overwhelmed hearing about the passing of an amazing individual Nelson and I spent time working together over the years it was always enjoyable and interesting l respected Nelson because he was always positive and very fair in his business associations he was a business associate but even more than that he was a great friend my wife and I had the privilege of spending time with Nelson and Beatrice on many social events over the years always enjoyable I extend my condolences to his family for their loss Nelson will always be my friend heaven is where he belongs

  2. So sorry to hear this. He was a great Golfer and Friend. The week before he was so proud he beat his age shooting 83. I will be ever grateful for the guidance and help he provided my son. May you RIP Nelson. A life well lived, you will be remembered.

    The Haliburton Family

  3. Nelson Samuel Ovilla Caron on July 11, 2024 at 4:05 pm
    So very sorry to hear about the passing of Nelson. He was a great friend, kind, and a loving man. I knew him since the 80’s when I was living in Edmonton, he was Godfather to my daughter Sabrina whom he and Beatrice always remembered on Christmas. He will be truly missed. RIP Nelson.
    Love you.
    The Geracitano Family

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