October 8, 1937 – Fairlight, SK
June 2, 2014 – Calgary, AB
Most precious and beloved, wife, mother and grandmother, Barbara-Joan Olafson of Calgary, AB passed away suddenly on Monday, June 2, 2014 at the age of 76 years.
Barbara-Joan was born on October 8, 1937, the daughter of Helen Mitchell Davies and Albert Alexander MacPherson. Barb married Wayne Allen Olafson on June 29, 1957.
Barbara, affectionately known as Dodi to her grandchildren, devoted her life to her family, which she treasured above all else. She volunteered canvassing for many different causes, and tutored young students who needed extra help at local schools.
She is survived by her loving husband Wayne; her two children Arni and Teri; and her grandchildren, Andrew, Kristjana, Emily and Matthew. Her family will miss her forever. Her many friends and relatives mourn her passing also.
A Celebration of Barb’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, June 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca.
In living memory of Barbara-Joan Olafson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences