On June 7th, Austein Odebust pulled in his fishing lines for the last time and retired into eternal rest where he joins his father Olaf, his mother Johanna, sister Nell and niece Colleen.
Austein was born in Comox on Christmas Day, 1930. He worked as a faller and later as a fisher on his boat the Northern Star. Austein was a shy, generous, compassionate man with a large heart, wide smile and sparkling eyes.
He was much loved and will be greatly missed by his sister Christina (Jake) McLoughlin; nieces: Leslie (Steve) Pratt and Lori (Peter) Hamilton; nephews: Wayne (Michele) McLoughlin, Brad McLoughlin (Jennifer Wade) and Daryl McLoughlin; his great nieces: Sarah and Laura Brandon, Samantha and Cassidy Hamilton, Ashley and Hilary McLoughlin; great nephews: Christopher Pratt (Kari Simpkins), Alexander Hamilton, Tyler, Lucas, Austein and Tristan McLoughlin; as well as his great grand niece Tenley.
Cremation has taken place. A private ceremony will be held in July.
The family wish to thank the staff at Glacier View Lodge for the extraordinary care Austein received there. Donations in lieu of flowers to a children’s charity in Austein’s name would be appreciated.
It’s not how long you live, but how you live,
that matters the most.