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Olson, Kevin Brent

It is with saddened hearts we announce the sudden passing of Kevin on Thursday, March 17, 2005 at the age of 24 years.

Born January 27, 1981 in Calgary the only son to Brent and Susan; little brother to Christina (Rick) and Teri (Dwayne); husband to Erica; and uncle to Logan and Jake.

Kevin was an avid basketball player and Calgary Flames fan. He was a caring and generous person that left a lasting impression on all he met. Kevin graduated from fire etc. in Vermilion, AB in 2003. While there he received the Jason Lang Scholarship and a Lakeland College Academic Excellence Award. He proudly accepted his first position as a professional Firefighter with the Yellowknife Fire Dept. just a short time ago. It is there that he tragically lost his life in the line of duty, fulfilling his dream.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Wednesday, March 23, 2005 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Funeral Services will be held at Centre Street Church (3900 – 2nd Street N.E.) on Thursday, March 24, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through A memorial fund has been set up in honour of Kevin’s memory; the family’s wish is that it will aid young people in the fulfillment of their dreams in the honourable profession of firefighting. Donations can be made at any TD Canada Trust Bank, Account # 0397-6267386. Our family would like to extend a special “Thank You” to the Yellowknife Fire Dept., the Calgary Fire Dept., and all of Kevin’s brotherhood throughout the world for their support during this unjust time. We also wish to thank our family and friends for their comfort and support.

In living memory of Kevin 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. I will never forget that day. March 17th has been forever changed, no longer a day to celebrate St. Patrick but a day to offer a silent prayer to the families of two magnificent men lost. I lived in Yellowknife at the time, now Calgary and wonder occasionally if I’ve ever encountered your family in my daily activities. Whether I have or not I hope they know that despite your short time on this earth and on the job you made a huge impact on many who will never forget you. Peace, young man.

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