Barry Lakevold Olson December 4, 1932 - April 17, 2014. Barry, the son of Swan and Mabel and loving husband of Patricia, is survived by Patricia, their sons- Michael, Peter (Penny), and John (Kim), and their six grandchildren.
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Barry lived a wonderful life, growing up in Kelowna, BC, marrying the love of his life in Marmora, ON, and living briefly in Toronto before returning to Vancouver to raise his family with Patricia on the West Side. Retirement took Barry to Powell River, BC where he and Patricia enjoyed 16 glorious years at their Home By The Sea, returning to Vancouver one last time in 2010. Barry, a UBC graduate (B. Comm, '57), enjoyed a successful career as an insurance executive. He was a dedicated father and husband, an enthusiastic aviator, biker and golfer. Together with Patricia, he found a passion for sailing and enjoyed many wonderful years discovering the beauty of the BC coast on Dawn Child, Odalisk and Gaelic Mist.
We are grateful for the compassionate care Barry received from Dr Jenkins, the nurses, and the staff at the Kiwanis Care Centre in North Vancouver over the past few years and during this difficult time.
Barry will be dearly missed by all his family and friends. We were blessed to have had him in our lives. A mass celebration of Barry's life will be held on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in West Vancouver at 10 am. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the BC Parkinson's Society, or to the charity of your choosing.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Apr. 21, 2014