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Marilyn Viola "Jo" Olson, 67

Marilyn Viola “Jo” Olson
March 26, 1945 – March 13, 2013
It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of their dear loved one Marilyn Viola “Jo” Olson on Wednesday March 13 at Rainy River Hospital. Jo was born in Simcoe, ON to Harlen and Ethel Sipes on March 26, 1945. She was united in marriage to John Robert Olson on July 23, 1966. They lived in Atikokan, ON until 1972 and then moved to Kamloops, B.C. till retirement. Jo and Bob relocated back to Bergland to enjoy Lake of the Woods, nature and fishing. Jo was very young at heart; her adventurous spirit led her to fill her life with creativity and fun. She loved the outdoors and consequently many a family vacation was spent camping. She served many years in her church with the youth, especially the young women. She enjoyed many service years as a Cub Scout leader and Relief Society President. Jo incorporated her love of the outdoors through photography, painting, flower arranging and landscaping. She acquired a horticultural certificate and after graduation she owned and operated her business, Prestige Horticulture. She loved her family and her grandchildren very much; they were the light of her life. She is most remembered by her infectious laugh, warm and giving heart, and creativity. Jo is survived by her husband Bob, her children; Rebecca (Larry) Murray, Magrath, Alberta, Greg (Ramona) Olson, Vernon, B.C., Brad (Angela) Olson, Kamloops, B.C., Derek (Tanya) Olson, Kamloops, B.C.; mother Ethel McAdams, Rainy River, ON.; sisters Carol (Bob) Jones, Fort McLeod, AB., Linda (Dennis) Watson, Sleeman, ON., Nancy (Glen) Cosby, Fort Erie, ON; lovingly remembered by her grandchildren and one great grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Jo will also be missed by numerous loving in-laws. Jo is predeceased by her father Harlen Sipes; brothers Michael and Lenny and her sister Louise (Toots) Funeral service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day-Saints chapel in Bergland, ON. On Thursday March 21, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. with President Don Larsen officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Bergland Cemetery. An evening gathering for family and friends will take place at the Olson Residence, 21 Moose Bay Rd, Bergland, ON on Wednesday March 20, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Pallbearers will be Greg Olson, Brad Olson, Derek Olson, Larry Murray, CJ Murray and Haden Olson. In memoriam donations may be made to Rainy River Locum House c/o Northridge Funeral Home, Box 89, Emo, Ontario, P0W 1E0. Online condolences may be offered at