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Otto Verner Pedersen

August 17, 1940 ~ May 12, 2021 (age 80)


   It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Otto Pedersen on May 12, 2021 at the Crowsnest Pass Health Centre, Blairmore, AB.  He was 80 years of age.

   Otto was born in Glesborg, Denmark on August 17, 1940.  He came to Canada on May 4, 1959 hopeful for all the opportunities that awaited him and ready to work hard.  In 1965, he relocated to the Crowsnest Pass, AB where he put down permanent roots.  Over his years there, Otto raised a family, worked in the local coal mines, and enjoyed all that the area had to offer while hunting, fishing, quadding and camping.  He was also a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 7, Blairmore, and loved to stay active by going dancing, playing pool and curling.  Otto was also well-known for entertaining his family and friends by performing magic tricks.  He was loved by many, and will be missed by many.

   Left to mourn his passing and celebrate his life is his wife, Elke Pedersen of Hillcrest, AB; his children, Verner (Denise) Pedersen of Blairmore, AB, Carey (Tina) Pedersen of Blairmore, AB and Sherry (Brian) Frank of Red Deer, AB; his grandchildren, Brittany, Sarah, Kendra, Amber, Jordan and Jaiven; his great grandchildren, Bentley, Michele and Jane; his brother, Peder Pedersen; as well as his extended family and many friends.

   He was predeceased by his parents, Jenny and Hans Pedersen of Denmark; six brothers; and two sisters.

   A service honouring Otto’s life will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by Crowsnest Pass Home Care Services (PO Box 67, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0).  Condolences may be registered at

Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements.  (403) 562-8555

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Service will be held at a later date.

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