Sarah BERTHA Olson


October 17, 1925 ~ November 12, 2013

Bertha was born in Rimbey, Alberta and passed away suddenly, at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, surrounded by family.

Bertha is survived by her children: Marilyn (Evan) Camp, Sonny (Vivian) Olson, David (Lorraine) Olson, Kevin (Anita) Olson, and Melody (Stuart) Allen; her son-in-law, Raymond Folster; 20 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Russ (Alice) Picketts and Les (Vi) Picketts, both of Alberta; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Olson; her eldest daughter, Dianne Folster; and her baby son, Rodney Olson; 4 brothers: Lawrence, Frederick, Bill and Bob Picketts; her sister, Jessie Wilson; and her father and mother, William and Sarah Picketts.

Bertha was raised in Rimbey, Alberta where she met her loving husband, Ralph Olson. They were married on November 15, 1950 in Rimbey. They lived in Alberta where they started their family and had their first 6 children. They moved to Ladysmith in September of 1965 and 2 years later had their youngest child. Bertha was a housewife and mother most of her life and enjoyed every aspect of being a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed playing cards, going to Bingo, watching her soap operas, baking, road trips and loved this Island, but most of all she loved her family. Family was everything to her!

A Celebration of her life will be held at 1p.m. November 18, 2013 at the Eagles Hall in Ladysmith, B.C. followed by a graveside service, then by light refreshments back at the hall. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Canadian Diabetes Association.

Many thanks to our family, friends and neighbours for their support during this difficult time. Thanks to Telford’s Burial and Cremation Center, all the Medical staff at NRGH and the B.C. Ambulance.

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