Otakar “Otto” Slavik

November 1, 1942 – January 24, 2020
Otto Slavik, born November 1, 1942 in Czechoslovakia, passed away in Williams Lake BC at home after a long battle with cancer. His wife Olga and sons were by his side. Otto leaves his four children, Otto Jr, Robert (Tricia) Albert, and Olga (Scott) and nine grandchildren: Malcolm, Jacob, Isaac, Rachel, Elijah, Dana, Hannah, Matteo, and Judah. Otto is survived by his brother George in Slovakia.
Otto and Olga immigrated to Canada in 1968 and first settled in Prince George. In 1991 they moved to Williams Lake. Otto worked as a Registered Professional Forester until he retired in 2003. He was a life-long naturalist, an avid beekeeper and a dedicated linguist. He was also known for his various artistic abilities including woodworking, oil-painting, sketching, and playing the piano. He liked being at home best and enjoyed it when people visited for chats and a home-brew. Before succumbing to a debilitating stroke in 2015, Otto was very active frequenting the local recreational center, the Catholic Church, and ScoutIsland nature reserve.
In Lieu of a funeral service, there will be a Celebration of Life memorial held in July.
We have fond memories of him and will be missed. Thanks Dad.


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