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OLSON, Ivan Cyril

June 8, 1946 – Biggar, Saskatchewan
October, 19, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Ivan Olson passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side after a battle with lung cancer on Friday, October 19, 2018 at the age of 72 years.

Ivan moved to Calgary in 1972. He worked at SAIT for approximately thirty years, as an employee and as a contractor. Ivan’s most recent position was an HVAC Supervisor for Johnson Controls where he worked exclusively at SAIT. He retired in 2014. Ivan loved working at SAIT and took great pride in working with new employees and showing them the ropes. Ivan was a huge sports fan and loved playing sports when he was younger and watching sports with family and friends. Ivan’s favorite vacation spot was Mexico and went there whenever he could. Ivan also loved spending time with family and friends and being there for whomever whenever he was needed. We will miss him, and remember him often, always with a smile and a warm full heart.

Ivan is lovingly remembered by his children and their spouses, Richele and Brian Moore and Brett Olson and Liz Spencer; his three grandchildren, Connor Williams, Verina Olson and Chael Olson; his brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Katherine Olson; his niece Carla (Darrell) Bourgette, nephew Darcy (Theresa) Olson and niece Nadine Olson. Ivan is also survived by his wife Tracey Olson and her son Owen Nakamura.
Ivan was predeceased by his first wife Linda Olson, parents Conrad and Lillian Olson (nee Kusch) and brother Wendyll Olson.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th Street S.E., Calgary, AB) on Friday, October 26, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to a dog charity of your choice or to a Palliative Home Care program of your choice.

In living memory of Ivan Olson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET S.E., Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.

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  1. Tracey, Richelle & Brian and family so sorry for your loss. Ivan was a great man and an awesome neighbor. Deepest sympathy to you and all impacted by his passing.

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  2. Inger Hulander :

    Vila i frid.

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  3. Sorry for loss. Ivan was a great guy. Hugs to Richele, Brett and families.
    Love Dwayne and Jo-Anne Wiebe

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  4. Christine Fennell :

    We are so sorry. Ivan was a good man. Wing nights will never be the same again. Hugs and prayers to you all.

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  5. Raye-Anne Amberson :

    A truely unique man, he will be missed. Rest In Peace Uncle Ivan. My condolences to Richele, Brett and Tracey.

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  6. Margie quilichini :

    I’m so sad to hear of Ivan’s passing. Ivan and I went to Howard Powell school together so Ivan has been my friend for 65 years. I’m so happy I had a chat with Ivan on the phone about a month ago. Condolences to his family. Margie Quilichini( Biggar, Sask)

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  7. Gaylene Rehwald :

    Oh, he will be missed by all who knew and loved him. What a great uncle he was, always with a joke (often risque!) and a smile. Peace to you Uncle Ivan, and love to all the family.

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  8. Charles & Betty Nakamura :

    To Tracy and the Olson Family
    Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

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  9. Charles & Betty Nakamura :

    To- Tracey and the Olson Family
    Our thoughts are with you at this most difficult time.

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  10. Ron & Diane McLeod :

    To Tracey
    With our deepest sympathy.

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  11. Harold Harris :

    Like many of the parents in Bonavista Downs in the late seventies and early eighties, Ivan was a great family man and father to all who hung around there house, nearby parks and rink. Ivan’s youthful charm and quick wit made him standout. Even later in life when I bumped into him, he was always smiling and giving me a quick dig about the past. The world lost another good one, RIP Ivan.
    Richele, Brett, Tracey and Family, please accept our deepest sympathy.
    Harold Harris & family.

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  12. eleanor stitt :

    so very very sorry for your loss… eleanor and dave stitt

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  13. Olson Family,
    Our condolences on the loss of your dear father. We remember seeing Ivan at the house when your mother was doing our hair. Both were wonderful people.
    Tille & Bev Sklar

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  14. SAIT’s ALIVE (The Association of Retired and Former SAIT employees and their spouses) extend their deepest sympathy to the Olson Family in the loss of Ivan. He will be missed by many.

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  15. Lonnie DeSorcy and family :

    My Uncle Ivan was known for his unwavering helping hands and I personally can vouch for the truth behind that reputation.
    Even when our lives were going in different directions he didn’t hesitate to pick up the phone and call just to catch up.
    He will be missed by many. And I know that Tracey, Richele, Brian, Brett, Liz and the grandkids will miss him more than anyone.
    Rest in peace, Uncle Ivan.

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  16. Tamara and Trevor Hawrysh :

    I will always think of Ivan with a smile and remember his humor and quick wit, as well as how much he truly loved his family. We are so sorry that he has passed and send our most sincere condolences.

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  17. janet kitchen :

    To the Olson family,so sorry for the loss of your husband,father and grandfather. I’m a first cousin and knew Lil and Con very well. Will always remember our trip to Sask. in the 60’s, 6 kids in a station wagon with Pat and Dorothy. Went to see Wendolyn in the hospital and had fun with the kids. Caught up with Ivan when he worked for Honeywell and came to the Hat for business. Was a great guy and a fun guy, God speed my cousin, and my sincerest sympathy to the family….. Janet Kusch Kitchen.

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  18. Teri Gruending :

    To Everyone in the Olson Family, we are so sorry to hear of Ivan passing. He will be missed by everyone who knew and loved him. Be kind, and take good care of each other. Love to all……….Teri Gruending & Arnie Miller

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  19. Jack MacNeil- Kait Fequet :

    Kait and I are deeply saddened by your loss. We would like express our deepest sympathy to the family. Ivan was a great friend and colleague. He was one of the most kind and generous men I’ve known and always shared his great sense of humour. We will miss him greatly.

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  20. Condolences to Tracy, Richele, Brett and family. Ivan was a special man with the best belly laugh and big heart. So very sorry for your loss. Cheryle and Ed Poulin

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  21. Sionnain and Jacky McNally :

    Ivan was many things to many people and we all have memories of his love for his family .
    His wicked sense of humour and his friendship. He will be missed by many.
    Sionnain and I send our sincere condolences to Richele and Brian, Brett and his family, his wife Tracy and her son.

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  22. Ivan will be missed he was a very good person. I worked with him at SAIT. I was the foreman for Highline Electric and he was always there to lend a hand

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