George Donald Olson passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke on Sunday, June 21 at the age of 76 years. There will be no formal funeral service by George’s own request. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society’s Southern Interior Rotary Lodge, 2251 Abbott Street, Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 1E2, or the Heart & Stroke Foundation of BC, 729 Victoria Street, Kamloops, BC, V2C 2B5 in memory of George.
George was born in Revelstoke, B.C, on May 27, 1939, and had been a life-long resident. He was a well-respected custodian and school bus driver for many years and, after retirement, became a transit bus driver for the City. George was a long-time member of the Lions Club, and Senior Citizens Centre. He enjoyed woodworking and crafts and made toys for his children and grandchildren. George also enjoyed his social time with his friends. He was a wonderful Dad and Grandpa. His sense of humor will be greatly missed.
George was predeceased by his parents, Andrew and Elizabeth; siblings: Andy Olson, Gladys Smith, Doris Pryhitko, Jack Olson, Millie Blair and Mary Hollingsworth; son-in-law Bob Brummitt and step grand-daughter Carley Kennedy. He is survived by his wife Jessie of Revelstoke; two children: Barb Brummitt of Gardom Lake and Randy (Rose) Olson of Mara; three grandchildren: Cassie Brummitt (Serge Spataro) of Revelstoke, Allie (Adrian) Stokman of Calgary and Cole Brummitt of Calgary; step grand-daughter Libby Kennedy of Toronto; three great grandchildren: Ava, Isla and Mela; two brothers: Mickey Olson of Revelstoke and Ron (Shirley) Olson of Surrey as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Messages of sympathy may be sent to George’s family by viewing his obituary at: www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.