He was a father. That’s what a father does. Eases the burdens of those he loves. Saves the ones he loves from painful last images that might endure for a lifetime.” – George Saunders
Jack Ottenbite, also known as Jamie to family and Tiny to friends passed away peacefully October 2,2020 in Edmonton Alberta at 87 years of age surrounded by family.
Jack was born in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan on December 24, 1932 to Joseph and Theresa Ottenbrite. He attended Whitby High School in Ontario where he met his wife and soulmate Joan. They were married 65 years this October 22, 2020. As a veteran in the Royal Canadian Airforce, Jack joined the service and served for 28 years. His career took his family from Ontario to Germany and back, where they finally settled in Cold Lake Alberta. During his career he was awarded 5 citations. Upon retirement, he started a handyman business and was known by many as the gentle giant in Cold Lake.
Jack is predeceased by his wife Marion Joan Ottenbrite (nee Harris).
Brothers and Sisters: George; Clem; Wilfred; Peter; Joe; Trudy Ruest; Josie Skuce; Jean Angell
Survived by younger brother Ray Ottenbrite.
He will be remembered and missed by his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Survived by children: Gail Milliken-Meier (Colin); Jay Ottenbrite (Cindy); John Ottenbrite (Patrice); and Dawn Ottenbrite-Schmidt (Garth)
Grand children: Jamie Milliken (Mandy); Kimberly Milliken; Alex Meier; Tylor Ottenbrite (Shila); Chelsey Harlotn (Shaun); Christopher Ottenbrite; Tianna Ottenbrite; Cheryl Bennett; James Bennett; David Lefebvre; and Teri Lefebvre (Richard)
Great Grand Children: Ashton Milliken; Jack Christian; Ella Christian; Benjamin Harlton; Ethan Ottenbrite; Riley Pointkowski; Harper Meier.
~ Respectfully the Ottenbrite family