Charles Oyer

Obituary of Charles Walker Oyer

January 20, 1936 – New York, USA

July 3, 2024 – Calgary, Alberta


Charles Oyer of Calgary, AB, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, at the age of 88 years.


Dr. Oyer was born in Auburn, New York, USA, on January 20, 1936. Later, he attended the University of North Carolina where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree.


He graduated with a degree in Dentistry from McGill University. Charles interned in the Department of Oral Surgery at Bellevue Hospital New York City. In 1964, Dr. Oyer qualified to practice Oral Surgery in Canada.


Dr. Oyer later opened his practice at Palliser Square in Calgary, AB, and was on staff at the Calgary General and Rockyview hospitals. He also travelled regularly to Brooks, AB, to perform surgery.


He enjoyed travelling the world and his favourite memories include when he went on an African Safari. He loved fly fishing, especially on the Bow River where his home overlooked, and held the world record for the largest Tarpon caught in the Florida Keys.


Dr. Oyer had a passion for Country, Latin and Ballroom dancing, attending and participating in dance shows, and was often found on the dance floor at formal dental events. He had a passion for classical music, art, and Turner Classic movies.


In 2000 he retired, focusing on his numerous interests which included fly fishing, big game and bird hunting, tennis, and dancing.


Charles was an only child and has no surviving family. He was predeceased by his mother Ruth Walker Oyer and father Dr. Demont Oyer.


Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5) on Friday, July 12, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. 


Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Dr. Oyer’s service streamed live (see link below) on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. 


Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared and viewed with Charles’ family here.


In living memory of Dr. Charles Oyer, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.


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Funeral Service

10:30 am
Friday, July 12, 2024
McInnis & Holloway Park Memorial
5008 Elbow Drive SW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
(403) 243-8200


Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at McInnis & Holloway, Park Memorial
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