OLSEN, Gertrude I.
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On January 30, at the age of 90, Gertrude quietly passed away after a prolonged battle with cancer. Her last days were spent at home, surrounded by her family. Predeceased by her husband, Otto, Gertrude is survived by her four children, Clifford (Kim) Olsen, Marlene (David) Foster, Sharon Boyd, Karen (Dennis) Ursulak, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, her brother, Howard Nelson, and many nieces and nephews. She was an avid gardener, baker and homemaker and a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She will be greatly missed. Our thanks to the palliative care nurses and the assistance they provided. In accordance with her wishes, no funeral service will be held; rather, the family will have a private celebration and scatter her and Otto's ashes together in the spring.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Feb. 24, 2013