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OLSON, Alvar "Bob"

OLSON, Alvar

“Bobbie” was born on the family farm in Snowden, Saskatchewan on August 22, 1936, to Holger and Ina Olson and passed away Nov 1, 2023 in Salmon Arm, BC. He is survived by his older brother Erik (Anne) Olson. Reportedly, as a toddler learning to speak, he repeatedly said “bob-bob-bob-bob” and the nickname stuck for a lifetime.

Bob married Betty Bjornson on Nov 10, 1962. They had 4 children together, Kelly Olson (Janeen), Jodi Huard (Elton), Chris Olson, and Stephanie Fletcher (Lindsay). Bob also has eleven grandchildren.

Bob was a skilled heavy equipment operator, truck driver, and handyman. He instilled a strong work ethic in all his children, often taking them along for the day and letting them “drive” the equipment.

Bob was married a second time, to Agustina (Tina) Alvarado on June 9, 1996. Tina currently lives in Los Algodones, Mexico.

Bob will be remembered for his stories, escapades, smile, and mischievous “twinkle” in his eye. Whether just meeting him, or knowing him for years, most would describe Bob as an unforgettable “character”.

The family would like to express our gratitude to the Cottage 5 staff at Hillside Village in Salmon Arm, who cared for dad in his final years. Bob passed away November 1, 2023.

Condolence Messages
  • Nov 21, 2023
    Kelly, Kelly, Kelly. So sorry about your dad. We so very much look forward to the resurrection.
    Lots of love to you and your family.
    Don & Carol - Carol Gavin