1956 – 2010
It is with great sadness that the family of Gareth Lorne Olsen of Ponoka, AB announce his sudden passing of Saturday July 31, 2010 in Ponoka Hospital and Care Centre. Gareth was born at the Lacombe General Hospital on November 11, 1956, the fourth child and only son of Gordon & Mildred Olsen, formerly of Alix, Alberta. He was known as a man of great empathy and compassion and will be missed by all who were touched by his gentle generous spirit.
He is survived by his loving wife Karen: his daughters Rachel Olsen and Harmoni Olsen and their mother Shelley Goldbeck, of Calgary: Karen’s daughter Wanda Bednarz of Vernon B.C.; two granddaughters Rhythm and Jasmine Staines of Calgary, and one grandson Justin Bednarz of Vernon B.C.; his loving mother Mildred Olsen of Red Deer, three sisters Marjorie Anderson of Red Deer; Margaret (Jim) Wiebe of Dundas, Ontario, and Joyce (Jim) Weeks of Red Deer; numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins & a host of friends. He was predeceased by his father Gordon Olsen, his brother in law, Wayne Anderson and his great nephew Richard Bennett. A Celebration of his life was held at the Ponoka Seventh-day Adventist Church on August 6, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. Internment followed at the Forest Home Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Gareth Olsen Trust Fund c/o Rachel Olsen, Box 4007, Ponoka, Alberta. T4J 1R5
Arrangements Entrusted To Ponoka Funeral Home
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