Otto Walter Grundmann
July 17, 1920 – September 20, 2009
It is with great sadness we announce the death of Otto W Grundmann. Otto was born to Carl and Maggie (Miller) Grundmann in St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Humboldt, Sakatchewan. Long time friend and “daughter” Donna and her husband Tony were with him in his final hours at Terraceview Lodge.
He is survived by one aunt, Agnes Van Vorst of Oliver, BC, sisters Dora Heidecker of Saskatoon SK, Elsie McDavid of Sudbury ON, Adeline (Otto) Nagy of Gronlid SK, brother Carl (Liz) Grundmann of Middle Lake SK, sisters-in law Joan Jary of Kerrobert SK and Helen (Jack) Ward of Penticton BC.
He was predeceased by his wife Gertie and their two infants, his mother Maggie, father Carl, step-mother Herta, sister Irene Dolezsar, and brother-in laws Walter Heidecker, Elio DeLuca, Bill McDavid, John Nagy, and Joe Dolezsar.
He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Otto served our country during WW2 and was an active Veteran and member of Branch 13 of The Royal Canadian Legion until the last few years. He had a passion for horticulture, including roses and exotic nut trees and many are planted throughout the community and surrounding area. Otto loved to deliver his cut roses to many places in the community including the Visitor’s Bureau. His active involvment in these activities ended when he fell on Good Friday of 2005.
We would like to thank all those people who cared for Otto during the past years, Drs. Jaco Fourie and Greg Linton and their staff, the Home Care and support workers who came to look after Otto at Tuck and MConnell, Bill and others for bringing Meals on Wheels and the nurses and staff of McConnell Estates, Mills Memorial Hospital and Terraceview Lodge for taking such good care of him.
A celebration of Otto’s life is to be held at 2:00 pm on October 14, 2009 at Knox United Church in Terrace. Shirlee Lindsay will be officiating with a reception to follow in the church hall.
In Memoriam donations may be made to the Terrace Beautification Society, c/o Conrad Ganzenberg, 2814 Eby Street, Terrace, BC, V8G 2X5 or a charity of your choice in Otto’s memory.