Andrew “Andy” Ostensen


“A Man of Good Deeds”

It is with a sad heart that we announce the passing of Andrew Ostensen at Noric House on February, 28th, 2013. Andy was a longtime resident of Lumby.   He was predeceased by his loving wife, Lorna, and three siblings, Carl, Sigrid and Ole.  He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Suzan (Bob), Lorne (Sharon) and Merri, five grandsons, two granddaughters, numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and many, many friends. Andy worked in the forestry industry and when he retired he kept busy as a lifetime member of the O.A.P.O. Hall in Lumby where he held many positions over the years and never said no when asked to help and he was especially happy when he could use his carpentry and general handyman skills. He was also the “Meals on Wheels” delivery man for many years and he made the best pancakes for all the pancake breakfasts he helped with. Andy was a quiet, gentle man who touched the lives of everyone he came in contact with.  He loved people, his dogs and he loved to play crib and played countless games with friends and family even letting them win once in a while, but it wasn’t often!  He held a special place in the hearts of many people.  His humor, smile, the sparkle in his eyes and his kind and gentle ways will be sadly missed. Andy’s family would like to thank the caring staff at Noric House, Dr. Wright, Dr. Rankin and Dr. Hardy and everyone involved in the care of Andy over the last few years. His family invites his many friends to join in a “Celebration of Andy’s Life” at the O.A.P.O. Hall, Lumby, Saturday, March 9th, 2013 from 1pm – 3pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Andy’s memory to Noric House (1400 Mission Road, Vernon, BC V1T 9C3) or North Okanagan Hospice Society (3506, 27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at Cremation arrangements entrusted to


Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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