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Adolf Motz

August 29, 1939 - November 1, 2023


On Wednesday, November 1, 2023, Adolf Motz of Osoyoos, passed away peacefully at home after a long illness at the age of 84. He is predeceased by his parents Heinrich and Maria Motz; brother Fred; sisters Erna Edel and Hulda Banka, and his wife Anne.
He is survived by his daughter Sherry Mallach (George Keller); son Walter Motz; brother Sieghart (MaryAnn) and sister Hildegard Jalovec; granddaughter Jennifer Mallach (Ian March); grandson Aaron Motz; six great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, and his long-time companion Diena.

Adolf was born in Jargara, Bessarabia on August 29, 1939, to parents Heinrich and Maria. In August of 1948, at the age of 9, the family moved to Osoyoos where Adolf chose to live the rest of his life. As an adult, he became a well-respected carpenter and worked in that trade for over 50 years.

Adolf enjoyed woodworking projects in his spare time and was an avid bowler for many years becoming co-owner of the Grand Forks Bowling Alley for 3 years.

There will be a small, immediate family-only, graveside service as requested.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in Adolf’s name to the B.C. Lung Foundation at


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From: Gerry and Sharon Froese
Relation: Long time friend

We are so very sorry to learn of Adolf’s passing. Our thoughts, and prayers are with all his family. Keep your precious memories close to your heart to help you through the dark days ahead.

From: Fay Morgan
Relation: A community’ friend

He always had a smile 🥰

From: Marvin & Brenda Gaertner
Relation: Long time bowling friend and contractor

Dear Sherry, Jennifer, Walter & families,
We are so sorry to hear that Adolf passed away. He always had a kind smile, and special chuckle for you. He will be missed. I am so sorry we never had that chance to go bowling, at the drop in league in Osoyoos, although we bowled in many Interior Playoffs, and in leagues together.

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Private service arrangements have been made.

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