August 10, 1950 – April 18, 2014
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our dearly beloved father, brother and uncle Dr. John van Olm M.D. who passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his children Dominique and Alexander; his sister Carina van Olm; brother Dr. Matt van Olm and their spouses John Brown and Dr. Jeannette Soriano. He will also be missed deeply by his large extended family that includes Petra, Olivia, Dexter, Michael, Mitra, Alexandra and Issa, Houston and Jenn, Darren, Samantha, Father Raphael, Mary-Ann, Matt, Mabel, Max, Michelle, Daniel, Emily, Brayden, Matthew and Asrat and her family.
John was born and raised in Amsterdam and came to Canada with his family as a medical student in 1973. Graduating from the University of Manitoba in 1977, he completed his internship at the Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary. After many years of family practice John devoted the balance of his medical career to caring for the elderly and the chronically ill. John loved his patients and missed them dearly when illness forced him into an early retirement. John was a dedicated father, brother, and friend who was always giving of his time and attention. He was an enthusiastic student of Tibetan art and enjoyed the pleasures of life particularly morning coffees at Café Beano and weekends in the Mountains. John’s sweet nature, generosity, and eternal optimism will be sorely missed by all whose lives he touched.
Following a private cremation, a Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 – 325 Manning Rd. N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 2P5 Telephone: (403) 205-3966, email firstname.lastname@example.org.Print This Obituary & Condolences