Ernest (Ernie) R. Olsen of Smithers, BC died peacefully at home, after a lengthy illness, on Aug 04, 2016, at age 85.
Ernie is predeceased by his parents Harry and Alice (Wilson) and two sisters Irene and Alice.
He is survived by his dear wife, Margaret of 64 years; six children, Bob (Gail), Mary Jane (Dwight), Bill (Gaydene), Patty (Gary), Jannette (Rob) and Jim (Karen); seventeen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers Clarence and Barry and sisters Ruby, Beth, Vicky, Pam and their families.
Ernie will be greatly missed by all who knew him. He was an honest, caring person who enjoyed his family, adventures, old time fiddling and making and repairing violins. He also enjoyed his boat and fishing. He always encouraged young people to be honest, to have a good work ethic and also to value family.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday August 28, 2016 from 2-4 pm in the Pioneer Place Activity Centre in Smithers. In lieu of flowers, Memorial donations in Ernie’s name would be appreciated to the Canadian Cancer Society, Box 3776, Smithers, BC V0J 2N0.