June 30, 2021
Born in Ft. Frances, Ontario, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on June 30, 2021 in Agassiz, BC at the age of 88.
Dad’s work ethic was strong; as a young boy he began selling newspapers on the streets of Vancouver. At age 14 he was hired in a bakery working before and after school. Dad’s appetite for all food and deserts never faded.
He joined the military as soon as he became of age, and proudly served on board the HMCS Athabaskan in the Korean War with the Royal Canadian Navy. He was only 18 years old during his active service.
Dad continued with the Navy after returning from the war and then transferred to the Airforce for a short time before becoming a civilian and earning his Journeyman Electrical certification. He retired after working as a Power dispatcher with BC Hydro.
With his second wife, Julie, Dad enjoyed spending winter seasons in Yuma, Arizona when they weren’t travelling to many destinations throughout the world. After becoming a widower, Dad moved to Agassiz, B.C. he enjoyed golf games and lunches out with friends and family. Over the last three years, he found companionship, and a golf partner with a great lady, Patricia Haigh.
Our Dad has left this earth after a decades long brave battle with cancer. Always with his positive outlook on life, he beat each diagnosis with strength and determination. He will be greatly missed by us all.
He is survived by his son, Richard Olson (Kim), daughter Laurie Michaelsen (Alan), stepson, Lee Atwood (Laura) grandchildren, Shannon (Shayne), Christopher (Chloe), David (Kayla), Joel (Kassi), Erin, James (Jocelyn), many great grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and many friends.
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