November 18, 1934 – February 8, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
On Wednesday, February 8th, Gwen E. Olsen passed away peacefully at home. She was 88 years old. Born to Violet and Jessie Archer in New Westminster, B.C.
Gwen was a long-time resident of Salt Spring Island where she helped renovate, build and redecorate multiple homes. She was the business owner of Heritage Boutique and along with her husband Harland, Harlan’s Chocolate Treats. Later in life she moved to the Nanaimo area to be closer to her daughters.
Gwen enjoyed travelling, painting and her pets. She was able to travel the world and reconnect with family in England. She was an accomplished painter, once having a gallery showing of her work. She loved animals and had pets all her life.
She is pre-deceased by her brother Wilfred (2016), Sister Kathy (2016), and Husbands Harland (2015) and Leo (2002).
She is survived by her children, Cindy, Cory and Sherry; stepchildren Marlene and Elaine; grandchildren Kelly, Jessie, Richard and Jason.
There will be a celebration of life held on Sunday, March 26th, 2023, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at the Nanaimo Golf Club.
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