Born in Poland. Son of Jacob and Elizabeth Hack. He emigrated to Canada at the age of 3 and became a proud naturalized Canadian citizen on December 29, 1932. He passed away peacefully in Enderby, British Columbia in the comforting arms of his two loving daughters.
Otto was predeceased by his daughter Cynthia Elizabeth in 1989 and son-in-law Lawrence Schaufele in 1973.
Otto was survived by his wife of 68 years, Matilda; children Douglas, Marlene, Roger, Ken and Melanie; 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.
Otto enjoyed a distinguished 30-year Canadian military career as an education officer including 5 years with NATO (Metz, France), retiring in 1975. Afterwards he moved to the Okanagan and began a successful real estate career, including owning his own company, DAK Realty. He also dabbled in politics at the Federal level and worked for the Housing Board of Assessment.
A world traveler and avid outdoor enthusiast, his hobbies included hunting, fishing and camping.
A private family viewing and cremation was held at Bowers Funeral Home on June 28, 2010 in Salmon Arm, British Columbia.