Posted: July 22nd, 2015

1920 – 2015

Doris May Olson, passed away peacefully in Bow Island on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the age of 94 years.

The Funeral Service will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 139 – 2 Avenue West, Bow Island on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. Burial to follow at the Bow Island Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at

Doris is survived by three children Darryl (Marlene) Olson of Taber, Eleanor Dorren of Lethbridge and Duane Olson of Bow Island; grandchildren Candice (Wayne Reti), Kent, Lisa (Jim Meckelborg), Chad (Allison), Jennifer (Jeremy), Blake (Leslie), Jason (Marsha); great grandchildren Wyatt and Makenna Reti, Livia and Reid Meckelborg, Derek Dorren, Alyssa and Jessie.

She was predeceased by her son John Kenneth “Ken” Olson and her sister Margaret Hill and brother-in-law Pat Hill.

Doris was born on the family farm near Bow Island on September 9, 1920. She worked for many years in the kitchen of the Bow Island Hospital. Doris was an accomplished gardener and enjoyed sharing much of her bountiful harvest with family and friends. She had a love for animals and enjoyed many domestic activities including cooking and canning.

Doris will be dearly missed.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Doris’ name may be made directly to the Pleasant View Lodge, Bag 6700, Bow Island, Alberta T0K 0G0.

Arrangements in care of Southland Funeral Chapel, Taber. Telephone: 1-888-223-0116.

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