We Remember


September 30, 1924 — December 8, 2016

Otto passed peacefully into the presence of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, on December 8, 2016, surrounded many of his loved ones.


Otto was born in Poland in 1924 to Fredrick and Emma Hemmerling, and immigrated to Canada with his family in 1928. He is survived by Ida, his beloved wife of 68 years, their children Moira (Frank) Ryttersgaard, Donna (Gerald) Newman, and Bob Hemmerling; grandchildren Mark (Sara) Ryttersgaard, Jen and Ryan Newman, and Jeff and Erin Hemmerling, and two great-granddaughters, Sophia and Ellie Ryttersgaard.  Otto is also survived by his brothers: Hellmut (Pat) Hemmerling, Bill Hemerling, and Herb (Shirley) Hemerling, and sister: Betty Ann (Bob) Frost; stepsister Janet(Al) Hait, stepbrother Clary (Lynn) Rode, and many other loving family and friends.


Otto’s family wish to express their profound appreciation to the staff and volunteers of Mountainview Village for the abundant love and care provided during the past 3 years. We also want to express our gratitude to Dr W.R Mackle who Otto viewed not only as his Doctor, but as a caring friend.


Otto leaves a legacy of love and gratitude: first for his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ in whom he placed his trust in his youth; also for his beloved Ida with whom he enthusiastically shared all of life, for better, for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health; then, for his family who he nurtured, supported and faithfully prayed for; and for countless others whose lives were touched by his warmth, generosity, and friendship, always accompanied by his cheerful smile.


A celebration of Otto’s life will be held Friday December 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm at Trinity Baptist Church, 1905 Springfield Rd, Kelowna BC.


In lieu of flowers, donations in honour of Otto’s memory, are encouraged to:


Trinity Church ‘Next Gen Building Project’

1905 Springfield Road

Kelowna, BC

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Freedom’s Door

1279 Centennial Crescent

Kelowna, BC

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Friday December 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm

Trinity Baptist Church

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