George Erwin Kurt Ottkowitz

George Erwin Kurt Ottkowitz

April 29, 1929 – April 26, 2019
Peacefully passed, with his beloved devoted wife of 64 years, Susanna, and beloved daughter Sonja Gaiser (Guy) by his side, at Kelowna General Hospital.

George has gone on to join his parents, all his siblings and so very many beloved family from Germany, and friends from Ottawa, and Kelowna.

Those left behind to mourn and celebrate George, span the globe, including from Germany, brother in law Peter (Maria), nieces and nephews, especially Angela and Norbert. And so very many lives he touched everywhere he went, with his genuine smile, twinkling blue eyes and love of life. George and Susan’s favorite vacations were Wardair to Hawaii, where so many friends were made, and many cruises along the Pacific Coast from Alaska to Mexico.

Immigrated to Ottawa, Canada in 1953, and then Susan in 1954, they both worked at the Civic Hospital, until 1989 and then retired to their beloved Sandpointe community in Kelowna in 1993.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Steinruck and ALL the devoted staff at Kelowna General Hospital, emergency department, 3 west and 4 east for their incredible compassion and caring.

No service by request.


As a living legacy to George…., be the first to say hello in an elevator, smile at a stranger, find a reason to share a laugh, and love life, make a friend, be a friend.

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