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HOLTORF, Otto Johann

April 1, 1932 – August 30, 2011

Otto Johann Holtorf beloved husband of Ingrid of Calgary, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at the age of 79 years.

Otto was born on April 1, 1932 in Gluckstadt, Germany, the eldest child of Kathe and Heinrich Holtorf. It was in Gluckstadt that he met and married Ingrid (Rauchel), the love of his life. In March of 1957 they sailed on the M.S. Welheim from Hamburg to Halifax, final destination Calgary. Otto worked for CP Rail as a switchman until he retired in 1992.

Besides his loving wife Ingrid, Otto will be greatly missed by his daughter Connie Bennett and husband Scott and granddaughters, Lainey Kate and Sierra of Okotoks; son Ron Holtorf and wife Jackie of Calgary; sister Gerda and husband Gunther Braack; and sister-in-law Lotti Holtorf of Germany. He was predeceased by his parents Kathe and Heinrich Holtorf and brother Rudy Holtorf.

A Celebration of Otto’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Friday, September 9, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Please forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. E, Smuts, R.N. Debbie Hoey of Palliative Home Care Team and nurses, Liz, Jessica, Pansy, Daelin and Linda.

In living memory of Otto Holtorf, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Ron and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family at this time. We are thinking of you and hope that you can find comfort in the wonderful memories you shared together.

    Don & LaVonne Keal

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  2. Pat Evans and Leanne Neal :

    Dear Ingrid, Connie and Ron – We were saddened to learn of Otto’s passing. He was a fine man and will be missed. Ingrid, you are fortunate to have the wonderful support your children have given you, and our hearts go out to you all.
    Your neighbors,
    Pat Evans and Leanne Neal

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  3. Suzanne de Courville Nicol :

    Dear Connie

    I am so sorry to hear of your dad`s passing. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.

    “Those we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us everyday,
    Unseen, unheard, but always near,
    Still loved, still missed and very dear.”

    Suzanne
    Suzanne de Courville Nicol
    Calgary, AB

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  4. Bill Laurie Haley & Hillary Cooling :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

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