Kelowna roofing company mourns longtime employee

Crash victim identified

Laing Roofing is mourning the loss of one of its own.

Roy Olsen, the company’s superintendent of roofing, was tragically killed in a motorcycle crash on Highway 33 Monday, May 20.

Olsen, a master roofer, was described in a company email as “the backbone of Laing Roofing for the past 21 years."

“His incredible depth of knowledge, dedication to his trade and hard work made him a cornerstone of our team and a prominent figure in the Okanagan construction community,” company president Darren Light stated in a new release.

“Roy was not just a colleague, he was family. You cannot work with someone for so long and not develop a strong personal relationship.

“We spent countless hours together and over the past 21 years Roy became a part of our family. His contribution to Laing Roofing over the past two decades has been immense and his loss leaves a significant void in our hearts.”

A celebration of life will be held at Springfield Funeral Home Friday, June 7 at 1 p.m..

Condolences and memories can be sent to [email protected].

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