January 23, 1984 - February 9, 2021
Nolan Benton Ryan Krotz, or just Krotzy as many knew him, passed unexpectedly on Tuesday February 9, 2021 at the age of 37 as a result of a heart attack. He was born January 23, 1984 in Listowel, a beloved son to Allan and Cheryl. Dear brother of Jenna (Steve) Morris, Kelby (Brett) Smith and special uncle of Olivia, Owen, Harlee and Axton. Fondly loved and remembered by his grandmother Marlene Krotz,many aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and his dogs, or as he called them “kids”, Bull and Kyja. Predeceased by his grandparents Ray and Marg Rock and Doug Krotz.
Growing up he had such a love and passion for playing hockey, a lot of time was spent at hockey arenas and that continued through his high school years at F.E.Madill. Even while he attended the University of Waterloo he was playing Junior C in Wingham.
Nolan worked in a few different trades until he landed his job in the oil and gas industry at UT Quality where he developed a passion to continuously upgrade his knowledge and became an AUT Operator.
Nolan was passionate about life, his work, and his family and friends. He lived life to the fullest. He didn’t take anything for granted and was happiest catching up over a drink. He was a kind, genuine, thoughtful and selfless soul and made each person he encountered feel special. He was giving and forgiving. He had a heart of gold and a smile that lit up the room. He loved to make people laugh and always stuck out in a crowd because of his unique outfit choices. Nolan made each moment count (even though he would lose track of those moments and was notorious for running late). He wasn’t bothered though because he lived life on his own terms. Forever missing your zest for life. Until next time, all of our love and more.
A private family memorial service will take place and a celebration of life is to be arranged at a future date. The memorial service will be live streamed. Details will be posted when available.
As expressions of sympathy, memorial donations to Heart and Stroke Foundation appreciated by the family.