OLSEN VerlinPosted: August 21st, 2013
VERLIN REED OLSEN passed away suddenly at the Raymond Hospital the morning of June 25th, 2013 at the age of 86. He is survived by Gwen, his wife of 61 years. Vern was a loving generous father, grandfather and great grandfather who gave everything for his family. A Master Chef, Master Baker, and Journeyman Butcher, his passion for life did not just include the culinary arts but also his “green thumb” kept his gardens full and everyone fed. He also enjoyed being a rancher prior to and after his retirement from the Lethbridge Community College as the Director of Food Services. He was cherished by all who knew him. Vern was predeceased by an infant son Mark, his parents Reed and Nora Olsen, and an infant great grandson Wyatt Walburger. He leaves to cherish his memory: April (Fred) Uwazny, Wes (Dian) Olsen, Bruce (Anne Marie) Olsen, Deb (Brent) Robertson, James Olsen; 22 grandchildren and 32 great grandchildren. Also mourning his loss are brothers and sisters Loye (Anna Louise) Olsen; Ben (Geo) Olsen; Nedra (Morgan) Beazer; Dee (Diane) Olsen; and Pat (Ken) Vadnais; also in-laws Clayton Hunter and Isabel Trew. Friends may meet the family on Friday, June 28 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 St. N, Lethbridge, and prior to the funeral service on Saturday at the church from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, LETHBRIDGE EAST STAKE CENTRE, 4105 Forestry Avenue South, Lethbridge with Bishop David Stewart Officiating. Interment to follow in the Leavitt Cemetery, Leavitt, Alberta at 2:00 p.m.
Christensen Salmon Generations Funeral Home Ltd.
703-13 Street North
Lethbridge, AB T1H 2T2
Phone: (403) 382-3601
Fax: (403) 320-1492
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