Reginald Hambleton OLSON

OLSON, Reginald Hambleton

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Reginald Hambleton Olson, 87, on Sunday,

December 18, 2016 in the Kelowna General Hospital. 

Devoted and faithful, he leaves his loving wife Gwen, of 53 years as well as his sister Murielle Johnson, two children, Kristina( Shawn), and Mitch (Debbie), and 7 grandchildren, Jaromy, Brett, Avery, James, Harmony, Sarah, and Gabriela. 

 Born in Dauphin, Manitoba, Reg began his life journey of being a strong leader. He served in the Canadian Navy during the Korean War and soon after married Gwen. Reg knew and was a friend to everyone and anyone. Remembering names was his specialty. He was known in the community for his business Olsons’ Pest Control as well as serving in many areas of the LDS church, including bishop and serving a mission in Thailand. 

 Writing poetry was a favorite pastime and he was often called to write many birthday and Christmas celebrations. Reg carried a light within him that shone through wherever he went. Touching many lives with his gentle spirit, he truly was a Gentle Giant. He leaves behind a legacy of leadership, service and faithfulness to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

 A celebration of his life will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Friday, December 30, 2016 at 11:00 am.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.valleyviewfuneralhome.com