It is with deep sadness we share the news that our loving husband, father and grandfather, Harvey Arnold Olund, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 12th, 2015 in Brooks, Alberta, with his wife and best friend, Jolayne, by his side. Harvey fought bravely but lost his year-long battle with cancer at the age of 65.
Harvey is predeceased by his parents, Walter and Ethel Olund, and brother George. Harvey is survived by his devoted and loving wife Jolayne; daughters Jennifer, from Vancouver, Terri, from Edmonton, and sons Tim, from Brooks and Jim (Heather), from Rolling Hills, Alberta; his cherished grandchildren Anysha, Paige, Breeann, Kid, Quinn, Emma, and Bella; brother Ken (Tina); sisters Sharon and Cheryl (Billy) and many nieces and nephews and his loyal dog Toby.
Born July 24th, 1950 in New Westminster, B.C., Harvey graduated from Mission Secondary High School. He continued his education at Selkirk College where he completed his Millwright certification and apprenticeship in 1978 and mechanics license in 1982. Harvey and Jolayne moved to Rosemary, Alberta in 1999 and Harvey began working at Franklin Tires, where he worked until March 2015. Even as he fought cancer his strong work ethic and dedication to the Franklin family could not keep him away. Harvey enjoyed camping and fishing and especially enjoyed his trips to Yuma. NASCAR was one of his favourite past times (except Jimmy Johnson, he was not a fan).
Along with building hot rods and going to Big Valley Jamboree every year, Harvey most loved spending time with his best friend and soulmate Jolayne. Harvey was best known for his sense of humour and his love for Jolayne and his family… and his famous caesar salad dressing.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, November 18th at 11:00 AM from Smith Memorial Chapel, Brooks. Interment at Taber Cemetery, Taber, Alberta. Funeral arrangements entrusted to SMITH FUNERAL HOME LTD. AND CREMATORIUM, BROOKS, ALBERTA.
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