1912 ~ 2015
Peacefully with his daughter Lynnette by his side, Henry passed away at the Lac du Bonnet Personal Care Home at the age of 102. Henry was born in Danvers, Manitoba on July 19th 1912, the 4th of 10 children born to Christian and Alma Olsen. He was the last surviving member of his family.
Dad was a family man first and foremost, always making sure he provided for Mom and us. He served as a veteran during World War II along with 3 of his brothers. He was a skilled carpenter and a jack-of-all-trades including peanut butter fudge making! Dad worked for Harper Construction while living in Winnipeg and in 1963 moved to Pinawa where he was employed by AECL until his retirement in 1977. In retirement he took up golf and was able to enjoy it until the age of 88. He and Mom were able to travel to various locations over the years. When Mom developed dementia, he became her caregiver, a job he did exceptionally well. When they were no longer able to live in their home they moved to Lac du Bonnet, Dad to Bonny Vista and Mom to the Personal Care Home where Dad eventually moved to as well in November 2013.
We will always remember his smirk, great smile and quick sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by his son Floyd (Peggy) Olson, his daughters Lynnette (Robert) Bruneau and Lorise Gilchrist, his grandchildren Kim (Jim) Coady, Kerry (Jeff) Trager, Calvin (Alexis) Bruneau, Bobbie Pelland, Sara (Barret) Smith, Kiera Gilchrist, Leah Gilchrist and 13 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Helen, his daughter in law Linda, his son in law Dale, as well as many other relatives.
We would like to thank the wonderful staff at the Lac du Bonnet Personal Care Home for their excellent care of our Dad. A small service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, donations may be made in his memory to Lac du Bonnet Personal Care Home, 75 McIntosh Street, Box 1030, Lac du Bonnet, MB R0E 1A0.Print This Obituary & Condolences