Otto passed away at home in his 89th year on the morning of November 5, 2020 following a brief illness.
He was predeceased by his parents Georg Schack von Staffeldt and Karen Simonsen, his brother Ernst, his beloved Heidi (2018) and Mary (1970).
Family in Denmark will dearly miss him, including his daughter Vibeke (Nikolaj), first wife Inge Poulsen, Granddaughter Mie (Martin) his sister, Anna, nephews Christian (Lene) and Richard
In Europe he will be missed by the Terassi family.
In Canada, he is lost to the Elliot family, the Addison family, his good friends Gail Jackson, Moira Higgins, and Irene Puddicombe – his three Amiga’s. Many friends at Six Mile Lake and around the world as well as those who make up the Air Canada family.
Otto chose Canada as his home in 1957 and over the years built a career with Trans Canada Airlines soon to become Air Canada.
He forged friendships that have stood the test of time. He will be remembered by all who knew him with the respect and love he earned during his kind and gentle life.
Please raise a glass to him. A fine single malt scotch was one of his special pleasures.
At his request, cremation has taken place and he will be laid to rest with Heidi at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Farewell to THE GREAT DANE!! As he was known to his Air Canada friends and colleagues.