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- Peter John Fuchs
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5 Feb 1914 - 12 Jun 1993
Fr. Oswald Fuchs was born Peter John Fuchs in Sedley, SK, on 5 Feb 1914 to Adam Fuchs and Katherine Bast. He attended St. Anthony's College in Edmonton from 1926-1931, then studied to receive a Bachelor's degree in Laval in 1932-1935. On 18 Aug 1935, Fr. Oswald made his solemn profession. He then began his studies in Theology at the Franciscan seminary in Montreal and was ordained to the priesthood on 2 Jul 1939 in Regina.
Fr. Oswald continued his studies, receiving a Bachelor of Education from the University of Alberta, 1945; a MA in Education from the Catholic University of America, 1947; and a PhD in Philosophy from St. Bonaventure University in New York, 1950.
Fr. Oswald had an extensive teaching career. He taught at St. Anthony's College until 1960 and was the principal of SAC from 1960-1967. Fr. Oswald was also the Assistant Pastor at St. Francis of Assisi Parish in Edmonton in 1965-1967. From 1968-1969, Fr. Oswald took a position teaching Philosophy in Grande Prairie and again in 1971-1972. He also served as the first principal of Newman Theological College, which opened in 1969, for a year until 1970.
In 1974-1978, Fr. Oswald was the assistant and Pastor of St. Francis Parish in Vancouver. He then served as the Guardian of St. Francis Friary in Winnipeg from 1978-1986. From 1986-1989, Fr. Oswald was the Pastor of St. Francis Parish in Calgary. Then in 1989 until his death in 1993, Fr. Oswald resided at Mount St. Francis in Cochrane and worked as the archivist.
Fr. Oswald Fuchs passed away on 12 Jun 1993. He is buried in the Franciscan cemetery at Mount St. Francis, Cochrane.
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