Gust Carlton Olson

We are saddened to announce the passing of Carlton on August 8, 2015.  He died peacefully at Piccadilly Care Center in Salmon Arm.

He is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Doreen; sons Grant (Irene), Craig, Derek (Cheryl); adored grandchildren Alexandra, Sarah, Connor; brother John, and sister Ann.

Born in Clair, Saskatchewan to Arvid and Annie Olson, he also lived in Armstrong and Lacombe, Alberta before settling in Salmon Arm in 1945 and graduating in 1947.

For 37 years (32 in Coquitlam) he was a classroom teacher, administrator, counsellor, and special education teacher.  Summers were spent at the family cabin on Shuswap Lake.  Carlton retired from teaching in 1989.  Until recently, he was an active member of the local retired teachers’ association.

In 1995, Carlton and Doreen moved back to the Salmon Arm area and spent their retirement years working on their log home.

No service by request.

“Remember to feed the birds.”

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