Wilfred Ottenbrite

June 18, 1928January 22, 2014
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OTTENBRITE, Wilfred A. After a brief illness at Lakeridge Health Oshawa on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014 at 85 years of age. He was born in Bayard, Saskatchewan on June 18th, 1928 to the late Teresa and Joseph Ottenbrite. Beloved husband of Olga for 58 years. Loving father of Gary, Steven, Bruce and Leanne. Very proud Grandpa of Troy (predeceased), Kelly, Barron, Marie and Paige. He was one of ten children and is survived by his brothers Joseph, Jamie and Ray and predeceased by brothers George, Peter and Clem and sisters Trudy, Jean and Josie. Wilf was retired from the Parts Department of General Motors. His joy was visiting his children and travelling the world. Visitation will be held at OSHAWA FUNERAL HOME, 847 King Street West (905-721-1234) on Monday, January 27th from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary of the People (570 Marion Avenue, Oshawa) on Tuesday, January 28th at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation, SickKids Foundation or Charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Monday, January 27, 2014
  • Visitation Monday, January 27, 2014
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Wilfred Ottenbrite

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February 1, 2014

Regret to hear that Wilf has gone to greener pastures. I was a very young immigrant and Wilf opened his house and his low key friendship to this new Canadian.

One can never forget an act of kindness by a kind intelligent man


January 29, 2014

Dear Gary and Family.....Im so sorry to hear about the passing of your father Gary. My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time.
Paula Kelly

January 28, 2014

Dear Gary, Teta Nina and Ottenbright family,

Our deepest condolences are with you and you family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.
With all our love,
Tanya and Marty Zablocki

Carmen Gimblett

January 27, 2014

Dear Olga, Gary, Steven, Bruce, Leanne and family,

May the memories of Wilf be in your heart forever. Thinking of you in this time of sorrow. I am sorry that I cannot attend the Funeral Mass but my thoughts and prayers are with you as are Richard's and Michael's.

In deepest aympathy,

Carmen Gimblett - Port Hope

January 27, 2014

Our sincere condolences go to Gary, Nina and the Ottenbrite family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Danny Kalymon and Jessica Ferreira

Joyce Sitarski

January 27, 2014

Dear Olga,
Wilf was the closest I ever had to a big brother. I shall miss him!
Having experienced the loss of a loving husband, my prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Cousin Joyce Sitarski

Jim Crosby

January 27, 2014

Bruce, My deepest sympathies and support to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers will be with you. Your friends are here for you.

Christine Frechette

January 27, 2014

Mrs. Ottenbrite, Leanne, Gary, Steven & Bruce - so sorry for your loss. Thinking of all of you during this difficult time and sending big hugs your way!

Shelley Ottenbrite

January 27, 2014

Aunt Olga, Steven, Bruce, Gary and Leanne, Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. I have so many wonderful memories of Uncle Wilf -- from Christmas and summer visits as a child, to dancing with him the last time I saw him. He was one of a kind -- smooth, elegant, sure-footed, kind, and great fun. He will be deeply missed.

Robert Parsons Jr

January 26, 2014

Hi Gary and Nina. So sorry to hear about your Dad Gary, are prayers are going out to you and your family in this time of need. The Parsons Family