Augustin, Otto


Otto passed away peacefully at the age of 85 years, surrounded by family at the Grey Nuns hospital. He was predeceased by his parents Johann and Maria, along with his two brothers Rudy and Herbert, and his three sisters Zitta, Anna, and Erna.  He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Elisabeth, son Peter (Tracy), daughter Christina (Tim), five grandchildren: Theo, Erich, David, Adam, and Mathew; along with many nieces and nephews in Germany.

Otto was born in Romania, and shortly thereafter his family moved to Germany.  During the war years, they moved throughout Germany and Poland.  Otto will be most remembered for saving his baby sister Erna. He was only 10, and they had a special sibling bond ever since.  Erna passed away only 3 days before Otto.

In 1960 at the age of 26, desiring a “new life”, Otto travelled by ship to Canada knowing no English and having only $1 in his wallet.  He settled in Edmonton where he made many friends in the German community, eventually meeting his future wife Elisabeth.  They were married in 1966.

Otto loved music, dancing, and socializing.  He always had a good joke to tell.  He played accordion for the Bavarian Schuhplattlers, and the Edelweiss Club.  He was the life of the party.  He truly enjoyed watching hockey and spending his weekends at “the farm” or at the Lake Cabin with family and friends.

Otto retired at the age of 63 from Petro Canada refinery. In his retirement, Otto developed a passion for golf, and shortly into retirement his 5 grandsons were born, providing new excitement and fulfillment to his days.

Due to public health concerns (Covid-19), Otto’s service will be private.  As a final wish, Otto would love for you to pour yourself a beer and raise your glass.  Prost!

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Hartmut Jerathe (Son of your Sister Zitta)

“In der Dunkelheit der Trauer leuchten die Sterne der Erinnerung”

Liebe Elisabeth, Christina, Peter & Family,
es ist ein sehr sehr schöner Nachruf, voller Liebe und Wahrheit.
Wir haben hier geweint und wir mussten auch lachen, weil er diese lustige “Augustin-Art” an sich hatte, dieses unvergleichliche Lachen, daran haben wir uns gerne erinnert. Auch an die kurze aber sehr schöne Zeit, die wir zusammen verbracht haben.
Wir haben ein Bier aufgemacht, Onkel Otto und uns zugeprostet und seiner gedacht, so wie er es wollte.
Fühlt Euch gedrückt und wir senden Euch Liebe und Grüße ♥️
Hartmut, Sylvia und Marie Enya Jerathe aus Witten / Germany

Guenther and Lore Breymann

Dear Elisabeth, thinking of you at this dificult time and sending you our deepest sympaty to you and your family.
Guenther and Lore.

Konrad Tucker

Dear Augustin Family:

We are very sorry to hear, that Otto, your husband, father, grandfather, has passed away. We would like to extend our sincere condolences to you Elisabeth, Christina, Peter and
children. We will endeavor to remember Otto, also in our prayers. The Tucker’s Thea, Konrad and boys.

Guenther and Lore Breymann

Dear Elisabeth, thinking of you at this difficult time and sending our deepest sympaty to you and your family.
Guenther and Lore.

The Kozicki’s

We are so sorry for your loss and are sending all our love Christina, Tim, Theo, David and family. May the many great memories bring you comfort and peace during this time. Big hugs to all Xoxo. David, Bobbi, Ethan & Hudson

Gulzar (pharmacist)

My deepest condolences to Elisabeth and family. We will be thinking of you, and praying for you, through this difficult time.


Peter and family: Sorry for hear of your loss. Remember the good times and stay close to the others around you.
Take care


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