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Kurt Rott

September 1, 1930 - October 9, 2014


Passed away peacefully.

Predeceased by his parents Otto and Dolfi.

Kurt is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Edda Rott, daughter Monica Burnett and Dan, and son Michael Rott and Yasmin, grandchildren Madelaine and Hannah, sister Elke Loeschmann and Karlheinz of Heidelberg,  Germany, brother Edgar Rott and Doris of Heidelberg, Germany.

In Germany, Kurt trained in the profession of graphic arts, and worked for 2 ½ years in Sweden.  He then left for Canada to join the Forest Service as a surveyor.  After returning to Germany he met Edda Ohmacht and they married in 1960.  Returning to Canada he went back to graphics, working first in Toronto and later in Vancouver, before starting his own successful silk-screening company out of his home in Tsawwassen.

Kurt loved the outdoors; camping, hiking, kayaking, and he developed a great passion for beekeeping, raising chickens and rabbits, and especially gardening.   Kurt was very creative and enjoyed working with his hands as a carpenter, building fine furniture, and general woodworking.  He was an accomplished artist, photographer and videographer.  

In Tsawwassen he designed and built his dream house where the family lived for 16 years.  At 52 he retired, and together with Edda, moved to Oliver.

His travels took him to Alaska, Mexico, Costa Rica, Panama and Russia, and one of his highlights was the trip he took with his son and daughter traveling by raft and canoe down the Tatshenshini River from the Yukon to Alaska.

Throughout his life he remained politically aware and active using his graphic arts skills to support candidates he believed in, and writing numerous letters to the local newspaper in defense of the people and the environment.

The family would like to thank the staff at Sunnybank, McKinney Place and S.O.G.H., his Dr. James Roberson, Dr. Margaret Myslek, Dr. Tarr and Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service for their compassionate care.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Kurt’s name are gratefully accepted by the Canadian Heart and Stroke Fund.

A private gathering of close friends and family will be held in Kurt’s honour in Oliver on Oct 19, 2014. Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting






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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: joyce marriott
Relation: customer

We are thinking of you Etta. You were an amazing wife .Unfortunately, we never got to know Kurt, but he sounds like an incredibly talented man. May your memories give you comfort. Waldo and Joyce

From: Mark and Audrey Silbernagel
Relation: Friends

Sorry for your loss Edda. Please give our condolence to all the family from the Silbernagel’s. Call anytime if you need anything.

From: Gerry & Ron Shulhan
Relation: Friend

We are deeply saddened to hear of Kurt’s death. He was always a kind and gentle person to us and our thoughts and prayers are always with you Edda. If there is anything we can do to help, please give us a call.
Ron & Gerry

From: Lynda & Rick Chester
Relation: Once neighbour

Edna, so very sorry to hear of Kurt’s passing. Loved the produce from the garden!

From: Rita and Dave Richardson
Relation: friend

Edda – our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. We truly love the unique ‘dream house’ you and Kurt built and feel lucky to have it these past 25 years. Keep in touch Edda.

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