Curt passed away peacefully with Adri, his loving wife of 57 years, at his side. Curt was born in Ostersund, Sweden where he was raised, and educated as an interior designer. In 1952 he came to Canada. A year later while skiing on Hollyburn Mountain he met Adri Collier. They married in 1955, settled in Coquitlam and raised their three children. In 1958 Curt opened C.L.Otterstrom Ltd., a Scandinavian furniture store and Interior Design studio. He retired after 25 years and moved with Adri to their lakeside cottage at Eagle Bay. Always industrious, his days were filled with projects such as building a massive rock wall, log cabin, totem pole and numerous carved trolls. Nature and daily exercise (running, rowing, kayaking, cross-country skiing) were essentials in his life. Well known on cross country ski trails, Curt competed successfully for many years in local, national and international ski loppets. True to himself and his principles he was an inspiration to many, especially his family and friends. In keeping with his strong spirit he faced the challenges of his latter years with courage.
He is predeceased by his brother Svante and sister Eva. He is survived by his wife, Adri and their children Erik (Lin), Christina (Mitch), Marianne (Gary), and 10 grandchildren, Leif, Andrew (Alyssa), Adrianah (Jeremy), Ernst (Tasia), Jane, Isaac, Ellen, Ocean, Noah, Emma.
On July 12th at Eagle Bay, family and friends gathered for a celebration of his life,
He was loved and will be deeply missed.
Email condolences may be sent through Curt’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com