Otto Alexander OLAH


Otto Alexander

Sept. 24, 1943 – Jan. 15, 2014

With great sadness we announce the passing of Otto Alexander Olah of Red Deer, AB on January 15, 2014. After a long courageous battle with Cancer, Dad passed away in his sleep with his children and loving companion Dianne McKlusky at his side. Otto was born in Calgary, and spent his childhood growing up on a farm in Genesee, AB. Otto was an honour roll student, which he then took to post secondary in the field of accounting. Otto graduated as a Professional Charted Accountant in 1966, receiving the Governor General’s Medal as the top student in Alberta that year. Otto established his own practice in Fort Saskatchewan in 1979, and continued with his profession for over 40 years. Otto’s desire for adventure led him to the Northwest Territories in 1988, working for the Federal and Provincial Governments where he stayed until his retirement in 2008. Otto’s decision to settle in Red Deer was a guidance of fate; he met and was truly blessed with his companion Dianne. A wonderful, loving person who provided Otto with a true sense of happiness in his final years. Their adventuring spirit and Otto’s misguided sense of direction led them on many adventures over the years with trips to Atlantic Canada, Maine, Hawaii and Las Vegas. Otto is survived by his three children; Michelle,Tracy, and Greg (Susan). His legacy lives on in the ten grandchildren he had: Brody, Richard (Michelle), Kylie, Kelsey, Brittany, Brianna (Tracy), Blaine, Alesia, Michael, Kristina (Greg), and the only great grandchild, Jackson Alexander (Alesia). A Celebration of Otto’s life will occur at the Parkland Funeral Home, 6287 – 67A Street, Red Deer on Monday January 20th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Memorial Society of Red Deer.

Arrangements in care of Maryann Hansen,

Funeral Director at


6287 – 67 A Street (Taylor Drive), Red Deer.

403.340.4040 or 1.800.481.7421.

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