Daryl "Olie" William Olstad

April 8, 1933November 3, 2019

Daryl (Olie) Olstad, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in High River, AB with his family by his side. Olie will be greatly missed by Cora, his wife of 65 years and his son Jay (Shannon). Olie was predeceased by sons Joe (2009), Jimmy (2014), and sister Joan Ross (2006).He is survived by his sister Dawna (Lyle) Wiebe. Olie will be lovingly remembered by his six grandchildren Keely, Lynn (Henry), DJ, Ronnie (Jessica), Tanner, and Lexie; his daughters-in-law Sandy and Natalie, his many nieces, nephews and their families.

Olie was born in Wetaskiwin, Alberta in 1933. He later moved to Saskatoon where, in 1947, he met his sweetheart Cora. Olie played for the Saskatoon Hilltops and in 1953 they won the Canadian Championship. Olie and Cora lived in Calgary for many years and were active members of the Silver Springs Golf & Country Club. Olie had a real passion for life and a lighthearted sense of fun - he took great joy in teasing family and friends, sharing laughter with everyone around him.

Olie had a successful marketing career in the oil patch working for Hi-Way Refinery, Royalite, BA, Gulf and Petro-Canada. He enjoyed his retirement years golfing and gardening with Cora in High River and Mesa Arizona.

Special thanks to the kind and compassionate staff at the High River Hospital Long-term Care Facility for the wonderful care given to Daryl over the past 3 years.

In keeping with Olie’s wishes there will be no funeral service.


  • At Olie's request no service will be held


Daryl "Olie" William Olstad

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Ron and Elke Brock

November 10, 2019

Dear Cora:
Ron and I are so very sorry for your loss. We hope you will feel comfort in the good memories that you both had. We remember Olie as a happy wonderful man. May he Rest in Peace.

Gary Kelley

November 10, 2019

Our sincere condolences on your loss of ole.
I always enjoyed his fellowship on and off the golf course.
Our thoughts are with you Cora.

Marion and Gary kelley

Deb Gross

November 8, 2019

Cora, I enjoyed our visits on 2nd floor. It was a special place for our loved ones and I will always hold the memories we shared close to my heart. Daryl’s smile could light up the room! Another star is shining bright! Blessings to you and your family. - Deb Gross ( Henderson)