Olaf died in Kelowna Hospice house on January 8, 2015 with his loving wife Shannon at his side. Predeceased by his parents, Hugo and Margareta Wortmann, brothers Gerhardt and Peter.

Olaf is survived by Shannon (Norris) his loving wife and friend of 45 years, daughter Andrea (Mags), sister Traude, nephew Frank, nieces Susanna and Tanya, sister-in-law Sheilagh (Bob), numerous family members and beloved pets Binky, Ben, Baby and Clarissa.

Olaf was born in Hamburg, Germany on September 20, 1929. Olaf immigrated to Canada in 1956 and lived and worked in Vancouver for 52 years until he and Shannon moved to Kelowna, BC in 2008.

Olaf was a devoted family man. He had a lust for life and will be dearly missed by all who knew him.

A Celebration of Olaf’s life will be at the Cathedral Church of St. Michael and All Angels’, 608 Sutherland Avenue at 11:00 am, January 24th, 2015. Lunch to follow in the Church Hall.  Interment will be at a later date in Hamburg, Germany. Donations in Olaf’s memory can be made to a charity of choice.

Somewhere between yesterday and tomorrow, there is a garden,

Olaf will wait for us there.

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