Olof Abel


December 29, 1918 ~ April 17, 2011

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Ole on April 17, 2011 after a brief illness. Ole passed away with his family by his side at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.

Ole was born in Weldon, Saskatchewan. After he did a short service in the 3rd Regiment Regina Rifles he moved to Nanaimo with his wife Harriet to raise a family. He worked at Mayo Lumber and then at Sears until he retired. He was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose and Sons of Norway.

Ole was predeceased by his parents, Anna and Staffon Melin; siblings: John, Christy, Esther, Axel and Margaret.

Ole is survived by Harriet, his wife of 68 years; son, Steven; daughter, Valerie (Keith); grandson, Michael (Jasmine); granddaughter, Katherine; great granddaughter, Victoria and many nieces and nephews.

We would like to thank the 5th floor nurses, Dr. N. Rodgers and Dr. Montgomery for the amazing care they provided to our father. You are the true meaning of health care.

Funeral services will be held on April 27, 2011 at 2 p.m., First Memorial Funeral Services, 1720 Bowen Road. Donations may be made, in lieu of flowers, to the Cancer Society.

“We love you and you will always be in our hearts.”

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