April 16, 1930 – August 19, 2013
Horst Stotzer was born in Jena, Germany in 1930. Dad apprenticed as a carriage maker, and after the hardships of war, looking for the outdoor life and opportunities abroad, Dad chose to come to Canada in 1952. While living in Toronto for the first two years, he met his wife, Dora. Travels took the two of them west to Alaska, then down to Vancouver Island where he felt he was in “God’s Country”.
After a short stay in Forbes Landing and the next two years in Campbell River, Horst and Dora decided to settle at Miracle Beach where he would spend the rest of his life. Dad had a great love for the outdoors, from hunting crocodiles in Australia to “food fishing” with his native friends out of Alert Bay, to spending time with locals in Rankin Inlet. He enjoyed all walks of life and encouraged people to live life to the fullest. Dad will be sadly missed. He is survived by wife, Dora, daughter Karin (Gavin), son, Rolf (Veronica), grandson, Blake and daughter Monica.
A special thank you to the staff at Comox Valley Senior’s Village for all of their care giving, kindness and warmth.
A tea will be held at #5742, Island Hwy North (across from Island Truss) on Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 1:00pm- 4:00pm.