October 19, 1939 – March 14, 2010
On March 14, 2010 Mr. Hubert Johann Oitzl passed away peacefully in Merritt, B.C. at the age of 70 years old. He is survived by his brother Hansi (Bridgitta) and his sister Hilda (Gerhard); his 3 daughters, Shanon Archibald of Nova Scotia, Acacia Oitzl (Matt) of Knutsford, Catalina Oitzl of Hat Creek and his son Miha Oitzl of Knutsford. Hubert is predeceased by his father Johan Oitzl and mother Hilda Oitzl.
Hubert was born on October 19, 1030 in Ferlach, Austria. When he was 26 he moved to Canada where he taught skiing at Todd Mountain in Kamloops, B.C. and cowboyed for the Whitecroft Ranch. Hubert moved to Banff and ran the Banff Springs Ski School and was a member of the Canadian Ski Alliance. He skied in Banff and Lake Louise during the winter and in Australia in the summer. Hubert enjoyed the cowboy lifestyle and worked on ranches in Australia, the US and Canada. He taught Horsemanship clinics in B.C., Alberta, Germany and Austria and seemed to have a steady stream of horses and riders around wherever he was.
A Celebration of Hubert’s life will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Calvary Community Church, 1205 Rogers Way, Kamloops, B.C.
On line condolences may be expressed at www.schoenings.com
Cremation arrangements entrusted to Schoening Funeral Service Ltd. 513 Seymour Street, telephone 250-374-1454.