His other hobbies were working with wood and curling.
In his retirement years, he took up fishing and loved to travel.
They discussed the "astounding support and love" he got during the period leading up to his ultimate departure. Those devoted fans sent Reckell dozens of goodbye gifts to commemorate and thank him for his portrayal of Bo, a character that catapulted Reckell to daytime fame when he joined the soap in 1983.
“There were bottles of wine and cakes and chocolates, all kinds of celebratory stuff,” he recalls.
Peacefully, on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at the Dauphin Regional Health Centre, Orville Recknell passed away at the age of 90 years with his family by his side.