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OLSON – Carol Elaine (nee Nargang)

May 26, 1935 – September 10, 2010

It is with great sadness that the family of Carol announce her passing, her promotion to glory, early in the morning on Friday, September 10, 2010, surrounded by her loving family, at the age of 75 years.

Carol touched many lives with her loving kindness, beautiful spirit and incredible courage; not to mention her awesome cookies. It was only one month ago that twenty-four of her family members travelled with her to Maui to celebrate the fiftieth wedding anniversary to the love of her life, Vern. Amongst rolling waves, fun times at the pool and laughs galore, we treasured the gift of time we had with her. As a cancer survivor for twelve years she fought the battle bravely and courageously right to the end. Carol experienced and enjoyed many great times with friends and loved ones in her homes in Calgary, Windermere, BC, and Palm Valley Country Club in Palm Desert, CA.

Carol is survived by her loving husband Vern; sons Greg (Elaine) and Clark (Kathy); daughters Marleea (Bob Ashauer) and Marilyn (Cameron Blewett); and grandchildren whom she adored, Brittany, Jenessa and Madison; Sean, Jack, Cole and Lauren; Rachel, Chantel, Nicole and Alyssa; Jaeden, Ashton, Arianna, and Luke. She is also survived by her sister Joan Kelm as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Carol was predeceased by her parents Victor and Hilda Nargang and her brother Clinton Nargang.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Monday, September 13, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 10:30 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433. Carol’s family would like to thank her Oncologist Dr. Alexander Paterson as well as the nurses and staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre.

In living memory of Carol Olson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.

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  1. Marcel Paul Carpenter [SAIT Chaplain] :

    Greg & family,

    Our hearts are broken for you at the loss of your beloved mother. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers today and for the days ahead.

    Bless each and every one of you.

    Marcel

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  2. Arlene Robertson :

    Dearest Greg, Elaine and family…

    “I Pray that “the peace of God which surpasses all understanding would come now and flood and fill your hearts and mind through Christ Jesus”…
    I am so sorry for your loss. It is never easy when a “loved one” is gone. May you find comfort in the knowledge that one day you will meet again “in Glory” and that the memories you cherish and hold so dear will remind you all of “her great legacy” of love, strength, courage and devotion to her God and family….God Bless You.
    Sincerely
    Arlene ( Silas) Robertson

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  3. Ron and Judy Hampson :

    Ron and I want to let you and your family know we are thinking of you and praying God’s peace and strength for you. Think on the good memories and the wonderful legacy she has left you! You have been blessed with God’s best for you….best wife, best mother, best grandmother. Our thoughts are with you.

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  4. Jennifer Anderson :

    Greg & Elaine, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I pray that God’s peace and love envelopes you and your family at this time. Love you both!

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  5. Dale and Sheryl Shaw :

    Olson Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you find strength during this time. Carol was a true jewel in this world and a great wife, mother and grandmother. What a wonderful blessing you have had in your lives. God bless you and comfort you as you remember all the great times you had together.

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  6. Jerry and Tina Kriese :

    Dear Greg and Elaine and Marilyn, Jerry and I are so happy that you were able to have such a wonderful time with family in Hawaii. The memories that you have are sure to last a lifetime. Our prayer is that your entire family will find peace at this time and come to know the God that you are so devoted to. Love to all of you from all of us!

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  7. Greg, I was saddened to read of the loss of your Mom. She was such a lovely lady. It had been a while since we connected, but I will always remember her laughter and love for life. Her impact on the 4 of you and your kids will be everlasting. Bless you guys.

    Laurie

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  8. I ran into a neighbour last week that told me your mom was back in the hospital and it was serious, but it was Mrs. Olson, she would be out and about again. I don’t even know where to begin but I know that your parents did amazing job raising a loving and caring family and I know you will be okay, because she loved you. Look after your dad, I always loved the way they looked at each other and giggled. Mrs. Olson was so good to me growing up, I will miss her.

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  9. Thinking of you and your family as you mourn the loss of an awesome mom. We especially think of your dad who has lost the love of his life. May all your memories bring you comfort!

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  10. Melanie Marillier :

    Dearest Marilyn and Olsen Family,
    I am thinking of you and praying for you at this time. I am thankful for the time you were able to spend with your Mom and thankful that she is with our Lord and we will see her again some day. She has left a tremendous legacy in her children and grandchildren.
    With Love

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  11. Lindsay LaRoche :

    Our hearts are heavy for Vern, Clark and families after learning of the loss of Carol. I will always cherish memories of card games, birthday and hockey team parties at the Olson home which Carol made so special.

    Our deepest sympathies

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  12. To Greg, and the Olson family, my hearfelt condolences on the passing of your Mom, Carol. She was such a lovely lady whom I will always remember fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

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  13. Jim & Diane Stuart :

    Greg & Elaine…

    Sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you and your family during these challenging times.

    Jim & Diane Stuart

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  14. Don & Joanne Jepson :

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to Carol’s family at this time.

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  15. Mark & Caren Duyns :

    Olson Family,
    Thinking about you and praying God will fill you with peace and encouragement at this time. How awesome for your family to have shared a beautiful holiday together just a few weeks ago. Great memories you will have forever!!

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  16. Lucille Jakubowski :

    I would like to extend sincere condolences to your families.

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  17. Gail and Dale Jarrett :

    We are thinking of you all, Vern, Greg, Clark, Marilyn and Marleea and Joan. We treasure the times that we have spent with your family and will remember Carol with fond thoughts. We are saddened to hear of her passing. Our sympathy to you all. Gail and Dale Jarrett

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  18. Patti & Claude Nopper :

    Greg & Elaine,
    Our deepest sympathy goes out to you and your family. Thinking of you and our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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  19. Roy & Heather Bloomfield & family :

    Greg, Elaine, Brittany, Jenessa and Madison,

    We are all very sad to hear of your loss of a dear mother and grandmother. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

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  20. Nigel Barrett and Sheila Kinzel :

    Marilyn and Cam,
    Nigel and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your precious mom. Our hearts and prayers go out to you, your children and extended family.
    We are so happy you got to enjoy some time in Maui with her. Maui is our favorite place to vacation so those times will be special as well as all the other special memories you have. She is now no longer ill and she has left behind a wonderful family.
    Love and Hugs,
    Nigel and Sheila

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  21. Hi Greg, Elaine and Girls,

    My thoughs and prayers are with you all. May His peace keep you in these days. Isa.40:28-31.

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  22. Sue & Marlis Kirkpatrick :

    Vern, Greg, Elaine, Brittany, Jenessa and Madison
    We are saddened to hear about your loss. Carol was such a beautiful woman and we are thankful to have had the opportunity to have met her. We pray the Lord, our God, will fill you with his peace and strength at this difficult time. What a blessing that her family was able to surround her and Vern to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary recently in Hawaii. We love you and our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

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  23. Marleea and Marilyn,
    So sorry to hear about your Mother. My Mom always spoke so fondly of her and the support they shared for each other. My thoughts are with you.

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