Thomas Opitz

Obituary of Thomas Joseph Richard Opitz

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Thomas (Tom) Joseph Richard Opitz on February 17, 2021, after a short battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Rose Opitz; sister, Pat Silzer; brothers-in-law, Jerry Baumgartner, Erwin Fuhrmann, and Lewis Connell; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sandra and Gerry Runtz; nephew, Michael Runtz; and greatnephew, Kenton Baptiste. Tom is survived by his wife, Marlene; daughters, Rosemarie and Michelle; son-in-law, Drew; grandsons, Connor, Joseph, and James; brother, sisters, sisters-in-law, and brothers-in-law: Ray and Marilyn Opitz, Betty Fuhrmann, Judy and Ron Heck, Mary Baumgartner, Jake Silzer, Darlene Connell, Bev and Rob Nelson, and Bev and Rob Hodgson; as well as many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.


Flowers are gratefully declined. Family and friends so wishing may make memorial donations in Tom's name to the Allan Blair Cancer Clinic, 4101 Dewdney Ave, Regina, SK S4T 7T1. 


After the COVID crisis is over, family and friends will be invited to a backyard celebration of food, fun, story-telling, and laughter to celebrate his life. If you would like to be notified when this celebration will take place, please email


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