1942 - 2013
Passed away in the early hours of August 20, 2013, his beloved wife Anne at his side, at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. Udo was 70. He leaves his cherished children Antoine and Brigitte and his in-laws, nieces and nephews of the Bigaouette, Bergeron, Chéron and Roy families. He will be remembered by numerous friends of the Austrian community in Canada and colleagues from banking and portfolio management. Only son of Anton and Erda Liebetegger, Udo was born in Salzburg and left his mountains to explore the new world at the time of Expo 67. He remained to build a career and found a family with Anne. He spent many years at the Swiss Bank Corporation and Crédit Suisse, holding important positions in Montreal, Toronto and Calgary before devoting his considerable talents to portfolio management at Gestion Pfiffner Inc. where clients sought out his sage advice. Udo was an avid sportsman with a passion for winter sports. He loved the mountains, rivers and forests of his adopted homeland and had many canoe and biking adventures to his credit. He relished life's simple pleasures with family and his many friends, colleagues and clients. He was ever mindful of those in need and became an active member of the Rotary Club. He was devoted to the Austrian community in Montreal. His professional activities included being a director of the Swiss-Canadian Chamber of commerce. The family wishes to thank the caring medical and nursing staff of the intensive care cardiac unit of the Royal Victoria and Montreal General Hospitals. The family will celebrate Udo's life during a private reunion followed by a religious service at the Mount Royal Cemetery. Udo wished that a more festive event be held for friends, colleagues and clients at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations maybe made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Published in The Gazette on Aug. 24, 2013