It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Rolf Otto Werner Ott on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 in his 88th year. Rolf spent his final days surrounded by the love of his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and his siblings.
Rolf was the eldest son of Werner and Carola Ott, born in Hamburg, Germany on August 27th, 1933.
He was the loving husband of Christa (Wegert) (predeceased April 17, 2012) for 59 years.
He was the dear and devoted father of Jack (Bev) Ott; Regina (Alan) Brown; Dick (Cindy - predeceased) Ott; and Tom (Ruth) Ott. Kind and loving grandfather “” to Shayla (Jason) Emery, Natalie (Carlo) Raponi, Nolan (Jordanna) Ott; Ian (Kelli) Brown, Andraea (Steve) Linton, Darren (Julie) Brown; Loretta (Michael) Nanninga, Chance (Michelle) Ott; Brandon (Stephanie) Ott, Tyrell (Melissa) Ott, Dana (Hayley) Ott; Neil and Kevin Ott; and his 18 great-grandchildren. Christa, Fiona & Elijah Emery; Valerie & Jack Raponi; Owen, Rory & Colt Linton; Addison & Jacob Brown; Cecelia Brown; Seth & Paul Nanninga; Harper & Walker Ott; Jude & Dash Ott; & Quincy Ott.
Rolf was dearly loved by his sister Margrit (Ted - predeceased) Gould, his brothers John (Katie), Roy (Sue), Werner (Julia), and his sister Ingrun (predeceased) (Heinz - predeceased) Daams; his cousin Rudi (Ursel) Sacha; and his brother-in-law Wolfgang (Gertrud) Wegert. He is fondly remembered by his many nieces and nephews, extended family members and friends, both in Canada and in Germany.
He came to know Jesus as his Lord and Saviour in his teenage years when he befriended members of a local Baptist youth group. It was at this same Baptist church where he met the love of his life: Christa Wegert. They were married April 10th, 1955.
Rolf and Christa immigrated to Canada in 1961 and raised their family in Toronto and later in North York. They attended Melrose Baptist Church for many years where Rolf served on the Deacons Board. Upon moving to Uxbridge, they attended Uxbridge Baptist Church, where Rolf was actively involved on the Missions Committee for many years.
Rolf began his career in Germany with British Petroleum and continued on in Canada with Bata Shoes, IBM, and then a long career with Consumers Glass. In later years, he joined Christa and his daughter Regina at the family business: Alltrex China and Decorating Inc. in Aurora.
Rolf and Christa built a cottage/home on Wagner’s Lake north of Uxbridge in 1985. It was a wonderful, magical place for the clan and all his friends who had become family.
Dear to Rolf’s heart was his involvement with the building of Shobrook Gardens in Uxbridge, Ontario. Alongside David S. Simmonds, Rolf was co-founder of this wonderful community where he lived and served as the President for the past 17 years. He loved his Shobrook Gardens Family.
“And now these three remain: Faith, Hope and Love. But the greatest of these is Love."
A Celebration of Life service for the Ott family will be held at Uxbridge Baptist Church on Saturday, April 10th, 2021 at 10 am. It may be viewed via the Uxbridge Baptist Church website on YouTube at: https://www.youtube.com/c/UxbridgeBaptistChurch
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Low & Low Funeral Home, 23 Main Street South, Box 388, Uxbridge L9P 1M8 (905-852-3073).
Remembrance donations may be made to the Oak Ridges Hospice of Durham in Port Perry;
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Oak Ridges Hospice of Durham Ltd.
1722 Scugog Street, Port Perry ON L9L1E2