Otto Unsinn was born January 21, 1946, in Oberguenzburg, Germany and passed away suddenly March 4, 2008 while hiking with his wife, Eulalia, in Kalinga Province in the Philippines.
Otto was a butcher by trade but as a lover of the outdoors and adventure, he emigrated from Germany to Canada in 1965. He found work in MacKenzie. It was there he learned to enjoy the forest industry, continuing in that line of work in the North Okanagan. At the time of his death he was employed as a debarker at the Tolko – Armstrong mill.
Otto loved hunting, fishing, hiking and just about anything in the great outdoors. Travel was also a great part of his life. He visited Mexico, Austria, Italy, as well as Germany several times. He toured Canada coast to coast settling finally at his beloved home at Grandview Flats. Otto was a hard worker, always trustworthy, a truly loyal friend, a wonderful husband and will be forever missed.
He was predeceased by his parents Konrad and Theresia and nephew Hans. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife Eulalia, brothers Hans (Anna Marie) and Emil, sisters, Maria, Irmgard and Erika, favorite niece Birgit and family, all of Bavaria, Germany. Also survived by his daughter, Esther, and son Konrad.
A Celebration of Otto’s life will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 3, 2008, at the Oddfellows Hall, Armstrong. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Otto’s memory.