Frank Olsen Nov. 8, 1925 - April 5, 2017 Frank Olsen got his wish. At the grand age of 91, he died in the house he bought in 1954 in Burnaby B.C. where he raised 5 children with his predeceased wife (Linn/Edith 1925-1989), & grew old with his much beloved second wife Doreen Linney. On April 5, after watching a hockey game, & savoring a glass of red wine, he died suddenly & quickly of a heart attack. Born in Ravenscrag Saskatchewan, Frank spent his childhood on a Depression era farm in a rocky corner of the Prairie. He joined the Army in 1943, developing lifelong friendships with Tom Rukus, Dick Hall, & Jack Myers, with whom he built a cabin at Pt. Roberts, & shared many holidays camping across B.C. with their young families. While Frank dreamed of being an architect, he chose to study accounting at UBC which he thought would offer his family more stability (something he hadn't known as a child), & for 35 years proudly worked as an accountant for Revenue Canada. Frank was very proud of his 5 children (Catherine, Robert, Bill, Jim, & Brian), & loved spending weekends at his cabin at Boundary Bay. It was there he infected his children, 5 grandchildren (Miriam, Annika, Hayden, Caroline, & Miranda), with a love of the outdoors, an appreciation for cooking around the campfire, & a competitive spirit, particularly when it came to trying to beat Dad/Granddad at a game of crib or bocce. We love you, & along with your beloved Doreen, our husband & wives, Paul Bennett, Karin (Pfleger), Melanie (Wiens), Fiona (Sandilands), your 5 grandchildren, & Doreen's children & grandchildren, we promise to celebrate you in style around the campfire at Boundary Bay. A memorial gathering will be held at the family home in Burnaby Sunday April 23 at 2 pm. In lieu of flowers please donate to the Food Bank or your favorite charity.
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