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WATSON – Olga (nee Stefanik)

July 19, 1919 – November 19, 2010

Olga Watson (nee Stefanik), beloved wife of Lawrence (Larry) Watson, passed away on Friday, November 19, 2010 with family by her side.

Olga was born in Chicago, Illinois, then grew up in Czechoslovakia and on a homestead north of Edmonton. At a young age she left home to work. In 1939 Olga enlisted in the c.w.a.c. (Canadian Women’s Army Corps) and was stationed in Europe.

Larry and Olga met in Calgary, married in 1950 and lived here ever since. Olga is also survived by her children, Sandra (Wayne) Bateman, Ron Watson and Kevin (Karen) Watson; her beloved grandsons, Robert Bateman, Eric and Kyle Watson; her sisters and brother and many other relatives.

She will be dearly missed as well as remembered for her generosity, unerring common sense and the wonderful meals she prepared.

With her usual tenacity, Olga planted her flowers and vegetable garden this past spring and helped harvest it in the fall, at the age of 91.

Funeral Services will be held at Wild Rose United Church (1317 – 1 Street N.W.) on Thursday, November 25, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.  If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Olga’s honour may be made directly to Wild Rose United Church, 1317 – 1 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2M 2S5, Telephone: (403) 277-5576 or to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818.

In living memory of Olga Watson, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Gordon Kristensen :

    Uncle Larry, I am so sorry to hear the sad news, I wish I was home in Calgary so that Diane and I could come and pay our respects, hopefully Diane will be able to attend, alas I will not be able to as I am still in Iraq, please accept my heart felt thoughts and condolences for you and your family

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  2. kai & Barb Kristensen :

    Dear Larry & Family,

    Our condolence to all on the passing of Olga. May the memories of happy times spent together help ease the pain of your loss.
    wishing you all comfort and peace at this time,
    Kai & Barb

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  3. Clark Cunningham :

    I was saddened to read about Mrs. Watson’s passing. I have very fond memories of the Watson family as we grew up on Canyon Dr., right next door. I loved to call on Kevin and stand at the back door and enjoy the wonderful smells that ALWAYS came from her kitchen. The only thing better was when we sampled those treats! Later in life I always enjoyed my visits on the sidewalk when we returned home. My thoughts and prayers go out to Mr. Watson, Sandy, Ron and Kevin…will be thinking of all of you tomorrow!

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  4. Ron,Diane,Kerry,Daniel and Ruby Schafer :

    May the comfort of family and friends help you through this difficult time.

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  5. Dear Larry & family,

    Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of Olga. May warm memories help you through this difficult time.
    Love and prayers.

    Alex Kipta and Family

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