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Richard OLSON

January 17, 1943 - May 21, 2019


We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of Richard Olson, 76, on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 in Vilna, Alberta.

Richard was born January 17, 1943 in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, to Margaret and Benny Olson.

Richard was a dedicated Christian, devoted to the service of the Lord. In his life, he was steadfast towards his church, his family, and his community.

He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elva Olson; his children, Charlynn (Dean) Cundliffe, Lani (Clayton) Fichtner and John (Rachael) Olson; and his grandchildren, Raymond Cundliffe (Meaghan Lukeman), Deanna Cundliffe, Casey & Jesse Fichtner, and Brooklyn & Benny Olson. Richard was predeceased by his parents, and his brother, Raymond Olson.

Richard’s family will be hosting a Memorial Service on Sunday, June 9th at 11:00 a.m. at the New Sarepta Agri-plex, New Sarepta (5088-1st Avenue), with a light luncheon to follow. Cremation has taken place. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please donate in his name to the Easter Seals. To send condolences only, please visit www.gracegardensfuneralchapel.com.

GRACE GARDENS FUNERAL CHAPEL, 5626 – 51 Street, St. Paul, AB T0A 3A1 780-645-2677


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From: Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel

Grace Gardens Funeral Chapel Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Dareld Cholak Family

Our condolences to you and your Family Mrs.Olson on the loss of Richard. May he R.I.P.

From: Jennifer Dallaire
Relation: An acquaintance

Elva, I am so sorry to hear of Richard’s passing. He was a lovely man. My thoughts are with you.

Service Schedule

  Memorial Service

Date & Time:
June 9, 2019
Beginning at 11:00am

New Sarepta Agri-plex
5088 1st Avenue
New Sarepta, AB Canada

5088 1st Avenue
New Sarepta, AB Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Easter Seals


Thank You Notice

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Dana Smyl Design
Call or Text 780-614-3917

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4921 – 50 Avenue (across from Post Office)
St. Paul, AB.
Call: 780-645-3544 / Toll Free: 1-877-335-3544

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Telephone: 780-650-0292

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