Olga Kathleen Haller
12 February , 1924 – 1 December , 2018
Haller, Olga Kathleen Passed away at home in her 95th year on December 1, 2018. Born February 12, 1924 to Jean and Jim Wilson (deceased). Beloved wife of the late John (2000). Mother of Jim Haller (Kathy), Jeannie Haller and Joey Perry (late Grant 1990). Loving Gaga of Katie Reynolds (Darrin), Angie Hewick (Geoff), Jessica Gutowski (Adam), Kelly Stewart (Brent), Jacquelyne Hunt and Roberta Perry. Great Gaga of Matthew, Jack, Jayme, Ben, Diana, Noah, Sam, and Joey. Sister of the late Jim Wilson (Audrey) and sister-in-law to Hedy and Steve Haller. Olga left a teaching career in Pickering to raise her three children. Mom was an avid reader, quilter and bridge player. She was a member of the Quilters Guild in King City, and the King Crafters for many years. As her eyesight failed she joined Probus, and the CNIB Book Club. To continue with her passion for reading, Mom switched to audio books, and could be found listening to them constantly. Mom and Dad spent many summers at their cottage on Lake Joseph in Muskoka for over 50 years. A special thank you to her caregiver John D’Amata for his excellent care and friendship over the past eight years. A Celebration of Life will be held at Joia Ristorante at 15570 Yonge St., Aurora, Ontario, on Sunday February 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Spring Interment at Foot’s Bay Cemetery, Muskoka. Donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Celebration of Life
15570 Yonge Street
Olga Kathleen Haller
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12 February 2019
Helen and I first met Olga in the late 1950s.We were neighbours and Helen
Was invited to join the local bridge club.It soon developed into a fast and fun friendship.What a time we had together-neighbourhood parties , ski holidays and above all trips to the horse races.Olga and Helen were our restraining influences we especially when Olga said-“Enough Is Enough”
Although due to Helens illness And decease I have not seen Olga for several years our thoughts were with her
My sympathy to Jim,Jeannie and Joey.
I am sorry That I can not attend the celebration of life as I will be out of the City
Again my deepest sympathy
18 December 2018
I was saddened to hear of Aunt Olga's passing. She played a large role in our family's life over the years. When I was young, my sisters and I would spend a couple weeks each summer with my cousins Jim, Jeannie and Joey both at their cottage and and also at our grandparents' cottage. When we were at Lake Joseph, Olga was in charge of the six of us. She was like a great camp counsellor, helping us to find things to do when we were bored, but always making sure that we had lots of time to just be kids - to enjoy playing and exploring and learning about the outdoors. It must have been her years as a teacher that gave her the ability to be mindful but at the same time allow us tons of freedom to have fun. Lunches were like camp too....cheese sandwiches, hot dogs, a glass of juice and then out the door to play some more!
Olga was also the person responsible for making sure that her whole extended family got together every Christmas at her home for a celebration of the season, which included eggnog, a crackling fire and Christmas carolling where everyone joined in, even Jerry the miniature poodle. In later years, as life got busy, it was often the only time that we had the chance to visit with our cousins. The tradition was carried on by each of her children and also by her brother Jim Wilson and her sister-in-law Audrey after Uncle John had passed and Olga had moved out of their home in King City. However she even managed to help host the party at her condo as recently as two years ago. Seeing her family meant a lot to her. Jim, Jeannie, Joey.....those days are over I suppose but the memories of them and of your Mom will stay with us all.
15 December 2018
I remember gathering around the fireplace on Islington Ave. and singing “Go Tell Aunt Rhody” and other “popular tunes” with Mitch Miller, my “kissing cousins”, Uncle John, Auntie Olga, my sibs and my parents. Didn’t take much to create a memory. Love to my cousins and the whole family.
Jim and Pat Ogryzlo
6 December 2018
Pat and I are so sorry to hear of Olga's passing . You and Cathy , Angie, Katie and the rest of your family are in our thoughts. We all have such great memories of times spent at your mom's cottage over many years, summer, winter, spring and fall. Everyone has been blessed by her life.
Pat and Jim Ogryzlo