Rest in peace

Obituary for the late

Robert Edward Goltz

February 11, 1957 – October 25, 2019

On Friday, October 25, 2019, Mr. Robert Edward Goltz of Oliver passed away suddenly at his home at the age of 62 years.
He was predeceased by his father Eddie Goltz and grandparents Adolf & Emily Goltz and George & Alblona Kilback.

Robert will be fondly remembered by his loving family including wife Caroline; son Nathan (Katerina) and their children Lucious and Niaz; daughters Sarah Goltz and Sabrina (Ray) Nunes and their children Oliver and Winnie; mother Martha; mother-in-law Helen Kole; aunty Rita Klein; brothers Lloyd and Kevin; six sisters-in-law; five brothers-in-law as well as many cousins, nieces, nephews and dear friends.

Robert had a long career as a farmer and entrepreneur. He was a long-time member of the Grape Growers Association. Robert was awarded Farmer of the Year and received an Award of Distinction from the BC Wine Institute.

Robert was very generous with his time and volunteered at the BC Wildlife Federation, the Grape Growers Association and Sportsmen Association where he helped with the sheep feeding program, tree planting, controlling the geese population and received many awards.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, designing and welding with wood and metal and travelling which included trips to Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, Hawaii, Jamaica, Brazil, Africa, the Queen Charlottes and Alaska.

A celebration of Robert’s Life will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Oliver Community Centre.

Donations gratefully accepted for the BC Children’s Hospital, 938 West 28th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4H4
or the BC Heart & Stroke Foundation, 4 – 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.

Condolences and tributes may be directed to the family by visiting

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7 Responses to Rest in peace

  1. Josie Tyabji says:

    Robert was such a kind and generous man with a great deal of knowledge that he used to establish some of the best vineyard sites in the South Okanagan. Working with him in the early days post free trade, he was always willing to share what he knew graciously and patiently – with the odd cactus stuck in his bare feet… and always a smile on his face.
    Our farming community has benefited greatly from your contributions.

    Condolences to Caroline and the family.

  2. David & Krista Miller says:

    Sincere condolences to the family grieving this immeasurable loss. Please accept our condolences. You’ll be missed neighbor, You were truly one in a million.

  3. Kevin Tomlin says:

    RIP my friend you will be missed condolences to carol and all Roberts loved family

  4. John Hack says:

    Beyond words, Caroline and Nathan, you will be in my prayers
    Words can’t discribe my feeling right now

  5. Richard and Adrienne Cleave says:

    As a former neighbour and business partner, I would like to comment that the Oliver area is richer for Robert having lived.
    Deepest condolences to Caroline and family.

  6. Ed Machial says:

    Our heart felt condolences to the Goltz Family. I’ve known Robert since I was a kid and over the last 15 years have conducted a great deal of business with him and his family. On more than one occasion there was an “emergency” call when the boat motor wouldn’t work right during fishing season. Robert listened and thought before he spoke.

    Robert also had a profound connection to land, so much so, that most of the time he was in bare feet! Robert, you will be missed

    “Robert here….. get back to you in a while.” (Robert’s voice message greeting)

  7. Bianca Menjivar says:

    Sad to hear that news our condolences to the family.

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