Monday, September 22, 2008

We lost our dear Uncle Otto due to Alzheimer's and a subsequent stroke at 9:20am this past Friday.

September 25, 1929 - September 19, 2008

Through out our lives Otto was more than anybody could want in an Uncle. His passion for the outdoors, planting trees and long drives on the family farm, fishing, photography, and all things related to nature including the changing of seasons. He had a great sense of humour. We would laugh about the phone calls we would get from him, on June 21 (first day of summer), reminding us that we're heading back to winter and the days are getting shorter. It was inspiring his obsession for details, and keeping care of things (neat and tidy), and documenting events (writing in his journal). More than once we heard him say, 'There's a place for everything, and everything in it's place'. Even though he didn't have children I know that he held his nieces, and nephew close in his heart. The same can be said of his faith in God and his Church. Through out it all there was nothing greater than his love and dedication that he showed to all of us.
We love you Otto.


Jody said...

So sorry for your family's loss Charlene.

~ Phyllis ~ said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.
I know this is a very difficult time for you. My prayers are with you.

Mae said...

Sorry for your loss Charlene.