We sadly announce the passing of Marilyn Ann Olson. Marilyn was born in Nelson, British Columbia to Florence and Henry Turner. At an early age, she moved to Kimberley, British Columbia. At age fifteen, she met the love of her life, Richard, they married five years later and settled in Cranbrook, British Columbia to raise their family.
For the next fifty years, Marilyn rode shotgun and sang along with Rick as they lived and loved.
Marilyn was a loving mother and wife and had a wonderful sense of humour. She babysat all of her many grandkids. She enjoyed walking, feeding the birds and solving crossword puzzles. As well, she especially loved gathering wood and picking berries with her husband. After working at K-Mart for twenty-five years, she retired and continued her friendships with the K-Mart ladies at their monthly lunches. Marilyn and Richard often enjoyed morning coffee with their friends at McDonalds. She will be missed every day.
Marilyn is survived by her husband Rick, and their children Tammy Olson (Tim), Kevin Olson (Christy), Melody Wilford (Darren) and Dennis Olson, her grandchildren Brian McLarnon, Justin Grandberg (Sarah), Jessica, Jaik, Jackson and Blake Olson, and Dempsey, Emily and Nolan Wilford, her great granchildren Alaia and Naythaniel Grandberg and Caden McLarnon, her brothers Ron Turner (Darlene), Mike Turner (Wendy) and Bob Turner, her brother and sister-in-laws Chuck and Donna Olson and Betty Walmsley as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother Ken Turner.
Following Marilyn’s wishes, there will not be a service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the charity of your choice.
Nothing you would take
Everything you gave….