1927 ~ 2012
On July 29th 2012, Otto Graf passed peacefully at the age of
84. He was born in Kelowna
General Hospital and lived in
Rutland his entire life. Before
retiring he had been a logger,
orchardist, and real estate
Married to Theresa for 63
years, he was the proud father
of Odette (Greg), Daryl (Carolyn), Kim (Pam), Blaine (Laura), and
Brent (Lone); grandfather of Janaya (Eric), Jordan (Carolyn), Jaryn (Steve), Jarrod, Joel (Ashley), Kaitlin, Ariana, and Austyn; and great grandfather to Dayton, Delylah,
Mackinnley, Traecen, and Parker.
Otto was an active member of the Knights of Columbus
and served many years with the Rutland Volunteer Fire
Department. He brought Rutland’s first new fire truck back
to Rutland from Montreal. He was also active in sports,
playing fastball with Club 13, and the Rutland Rovers.
Otto enjoyed the outdoors and was an avid fisherman and
hunter. He loved to travel with his wife Theresa, in their
motor home, throughout North America and enjoyed the sights of other international destinations. Recently, he
especially looked forward to taking his scooter to have
coffee with friends in Rutland.
Prayers will be recited at 7:00 p.m. Thursday August 2,
2012 at St Theresa’s Catholic Church, 750 Rutland Road N.,
Kelowna, BC. The Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday August 3, 2012, also at St. Theresa’s Catholic Church with Father Otto Rollheiser OMI officiating.
The family extends a special “Thank you!” to Dr. Brown, the Hospice Centre staff, and Interior Health care givers for their outstanding care and assistance.
In Otto’s memory, donations may be made to The Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9
Condolences may be sent to the family
Arrangements entrusted to Valleyview
Kelowna, BC 250-765-3147.