OBITUARY

Wayne Bernard Olson

9 October, 19399 April, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wayne Bernard Olson, late of Weyburn, who passed away at Parkway Lodge at the age of 81 years on Friday, April 9, 2021.

Wayne was predeceased by his wife, of 39 years, Isabelle; parents, Rubin and Gladys Olson; brother, Russel and numerous bother-in-laws and sisters-in-laws. He will be greatly missed by his family, Doug (Diane) Bender of Newgate, BC and children, Dana and Pat and their children, Taya and Layne; Dacy (Chris) and Dacy’s daughters, Callie and Lexie; Gary (Wanda) Bender of Prince Albert, SK and their children, Chris (Ronnie) and their daughter, Mackenzie; Regan and son Jude and Curtis; Dale (Roberta) Bender of Calgary, AB and their family, Jen and her sons, Tysen and Rylan, Shane, Scott and Jeffrey; Gerald (Bev) Bender of Calgary, AB and Gerald’s children, Brandon and Robin; Cindy (Raymond) Ruckaber of Weyburn, SK and their children, Brent (Desiree) and their children, Jovi, Roenick, Reese and Eva, Raelene (Jon Neuberger); sisters, Donna Ebenal of Davidson, SK, Myrna Wagner of Saskatoon, SK and Ardis (Rock) Beaton of Yorkton, SK; brother Roger of Regina, SK; 1 brother in law and 4 sisters in law as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Wayne was born October 9, 1939 and grew up on a farm 2 miles north of Hume, SK, where he attended school and later went to Weyburn Collegiate High School. Wayne met his wife Isabelle while he was working at Dries Brothers and they married July 16, 1966. Wayne was blessed with the birth of his daughter later that year. In 1968, Wayne started a job at Dominion Fruit (Western Groceries) where he worked until his retirement.

In retirement, Wayne enjoyed gardening with Isabelle, visiting family and friends. He was a member of the Elk’s Club for several years. Wayne had a passion for journaling in his diaries, which he faithfully did for many years. Wayne loved sports and his great pastime was to watch and follow his teams. He loved to watch the Yankees, the Maple Leafs and the Riders. Wayne never gave up on his teams especially the Green and White. In his later years Wayne became a movie buff and he especially enjoyed the old Westerns of the 50’s and 60’s era.

The family would like to thank the Parkway Lodge and their staff for making Wayne comfortable during the past seven years. Wayne was proud to call it home and enjoyed the people who resided at the lodge.

Those wishing to express their sympathy may make donations in memory of Wayne to the Canadian Kidney Foundations or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Services

  • A Private Family Graveside Service will take place at a later date at Hillcrest Cemetery, Weyburn, SK, when we can once again gather together.

Memories

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Lawrence and Dahlila Moldenhauer

16 April 2021

Our Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your Dad.

Gerry& Shirley Wheeler

14 April 2021

Cindy, Ray and family I am deeply sorry to hear of your dads passing.
Loved my short visits with him before Covid, Cindy you were the apple of his eye.
Your dad bowled on our bowling team and that is where we first met him.
Enjoyed his great sense of humour and that laugh always new it was him from a distant when he laughed I guess it was more like a chuckle.
Keep all your memories of him close I know there are lots it will help you through this tough time. RIP Wayne you are now back with the love of your life Isabelle

Bonnie Mactaggart

14 April 2021

To family with heartfelt sympathy, Wayne was a wonderful friend to my uncle, Ed Jones. Very thankful all the visits he did and errands for him. Always a smile and hello. Take care, Bonnie and Barry Mactaggart

Margaret Greenbank

13 April 2021

I will always remember Wayne for his smile and his chuckle.. He acknowledged everyone and was interested in everyone's lives. He was always willing to offer a helping hand. He will certainly be missed by many. Thankfully we have many happy memories of Wayne.
Deepest sympathy to his family.

Margaret Greenbank

Erika Altwasser

13 April 2021

We got to know Wayne when he helped one of our neighbours with harvest for a number of years. Wayne was a kind and gentle man and cared for others.

Erika and Orval Altwasser

Rae Keefe

13 April 2021

My condolences to Wayne's family. I got to know him when my mom, Isobel Norman, was a resident of Parkway Lodge. I always enjoyed my conversations with him.

Veronica Fradette

12 April 2021

I met Wayne when my Mom moved into Parkway Lodge. Wayne was the first resident to greet us and always had time to say hi and ask about our day. Most often when we visited Mom, Wayne was out having a coffee and greeting everyone that came through the door. I always enjoyed our chats. Condolences to his family during this difficult time.

Helen Kostuik

12 April 2021

Sincere sympathy to the family.
A number of years ago, Henry and I enjoyed visiting with Wayne and Isabelle, while having Sunday afternoon coffee break at Poppa Jacks.

Helen Kostuik

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY