Grethe Horne Olsen (nee Heilesen)

Former resident of Denmark; Lac La Biche, Alberta; Vancouver; Cranbrook, and lately of Joseph Creek Extended Care, Grethe Olsen born August 7, 1920 and passed away September 26, 2014, after 94 years of loving her: family, music, nature, many treasured pets, and long nursing career.

She leaves behind: her older sister, Molly; nieces and nephews; her daughter, Kathleen and son in law, Bruce; her four grandchildren: John (Pamela), Jessica (Vince), James, Brian (Mandy). Lastly, she leaves a sweet and living legacy of six great grandchildren: Aidan, Anna, Liahni , Emma, Isaac and Alexandria. Grethe was a member of Mt. Zion Lutheran Church and cherished her faith in God.

The funeral service for Grethe will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 11:00 am at Mt. Zion Church in Cranbrook.

Many thanks to those who cared for Grethe throughout these past years…by visiting her, bringing her another blanket and cup of coffee, playing music for her…and finally, keeping her comfortable and always “great”.


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