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Peter "Don" Donald Olson

Jun 26, 1962 - Feb 7, 2023


Saturday, February 25, 2023
1:00 pm
A celebration of Don’s life will be held at the Benalto Elks Hall on February 25, 2023 at 1:30 Pm fellowship to follow.


Memorial donations in Don’s name may be made to the Eckville and District 4-H show and sale committee.


Olson, Peter (Donald)

Don passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Don is survived by his loving wife Theresa, sons: Peter (Jessica), Joey and Allan; granddaughters: Frankie, Nash and Ellie; sister Wanda and brother Mike; his parents Bonnie and Peter as well as numerous extended family members.

A celebration of Don’s life will be held at the Benalto Elks Hall on February 25, 2023 at 1:30 Pm fellowship to follow.

Memorial donations in Don’s name may be made to the Eckville and District 4-H show and sale committee.

Cremation entrusted to the Rocky Mountain Crematorium, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta
Sylvan Lake and Rocky Funeral Homes and Crematorium, your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with the arrangements, 403 887 2151


Stewart Stephanson:

I am one of the many extended family members of Don. ( on his mother Bonnie’s side )
In truth, I do not ever recall meeting Don, or his brother Mike.
I grew up a short distance south of the Olson farm ( on the sand road ) And have many memories of all the Olson family.
Reading the many posts, it’s obvious, Don was well known, loved by, and friends with many. A greater accomplishment in life , can not be easily achieved.
I will not be able to attend Dons service, but will certainly be thinking of his family and many friends that day.
Hugs to his family, Especially Peter, Bonnie and Wanda, whom I’ve managed to stay in touch with over many years.

Larry and Karen Christiansen:

Sending our love and prayers.
Don was a wonderful man who will be missed very much by the whole community.

Lawrence and Vivian Dufresne:

To Theresa and all your family, please accept our sincere sympathy on your loss of Donnie.

Sue Timmermans Connell:

This is shocking. Every time I watch the Scotties on tv, I think of curling with Don on the day before the Scotties in Red Deer. We lost miserably to Glover, but Don always had a smile and laughed the whole time as I could not make one shot! Don was always a joy to curl against, and I will continue to think of him when the Scotties comes on every year.

Mark Crawford:

My sincere condolences to the Olson family. Don’s smile and kind nature will always stick with me. Don can rest easy with the wonderful job he and Theresa did raising their three boys to be good young gentlemen. He will be sadly missed, but he has left a wonderful legacy.

Deb Leimert:

Shocked and saddened to hear of Don’s passing. I spent many seasons curling against and sometimes with Don. Enjoyed socializing with him after the games as well as his competitiveness on the ice. Great family man and loyal friend. Condolences to Theresa and family, Pete and Bonnie and Wanda.

Arnold and Evelyn Leimert:

Our sympathy goes out to Theresa and family, Peter and Bonnie, Wanda and Mike. We are so sorry for your loss and send prayers and hugs your way.

Myrna Black:

So very sorry to hear of Don's passing. Please accept my sincere condolences with your loss. I know he will be greatly missed.

Chris Ross:

My condolences to the family I just curled with Don in the Lacombe Farmers in January,a Great genuine family

Gary Nielsen:

Condolences to Dons Family. A GOOD man. His photo says it all.

Ed Hegge:

So sad to hear of Don’s passing. We curled together in the Friday men’s seniors and won our square. Always positive, great to chat with and a very fine gentleman! RIP Don.

Helen Johannson:

Thinking of your family in your time of sorrow. May your cherished memories give you peace and strength for tomorrow.

Jim and Bernadette McDonald:

So sorry to hear this news, he will be greatly missed. We enjoyed his golf and all the good games of poker. Loads of fun. So sad had many good years ahead of him will miss you mate.

Maddeline Patterson:

Condolences too the family, Don was a kind soul who always was up for a good chit chat. He was my curling coach in middle school and he was the best coach anyone could of asked for! He will be missed dearly.

Martin Sherrer:

i am in shock, I curled against him, many times.just saw him at Lacombe Farmers Bonspiel. Great guy ,Great Curler. So sorry for your loss.

Kurt Weisser:

So sorry to hear this, condolences to his family, may he rest in Peace. Just about my favorite curler to play with ever

Cara Kreil:

Thinking of all of you . I have so many great memories from over the years. I am so sorry for your loss.

Alan Manship & Lisa Pedersen:

Just saw this on facebook,conolences to all of you sorry we cannot be there,we are in Florida and will here until mid April again Condolences to all the family.

Steve Cousine:

Hardest working man anyone could ask for. Never had a bad word about anyone. Will be sorely missed

Calvin Shuck:

My heartfelt condolences to all Don's friends and family. I've only ever known Donny from our interactions at the golf course and each and every one of them was a positive experience, always smiles and laughs and great conversations. I will cherish those even more so now and remiss the fact that there will be no more. Rest in paradise friend!

Dixie &Jerry :

Our deepest condolences to Donnie’s family. He was a caring and friendly person. Involved in many organizations. Prayers and hugs to all his family.

Shay Humphrey :

I will remember Don for his love of his family, community and curling. Sincere condolences to Threasa, the boys, Wanda and his parents and the rest of his family and friends.

Wendell and Ileen Miller :

So very sorry for your loss of Don. Sending Our heart felt condolences to the entire family .

Ken and Virginia Morison:

So sorry to hear about Don. Sending our condolences…

Charlene monkman:

My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Prayers and hugs sent to all

Pat Duperron :

So sorry for your loss Threasa and family. Donnie will be missed by many. He was a very kind hearted man. Sending hugs and prayers to you, Peter and Bonnie

Barb Morgan:

My heartfelt condolences to you and your family during this time of sorrow. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen And Darrell Davidson:

We are so very sorry for your loss. Deepest condolences to the entire family

Doug and Karen Young:

Doug and I are so sorry to hear this news. I will always remember his big huge smile. He Never said a bad word about anyone and had such a positive outlook on life. Our hearts go out to your entire family.

Adrian and Audrey Valli:

Thinking of you and wishing you peace at this difficult time. So sorry for your loss.
Adrian and Audrey Valli

Marianne Swanson:

I am so saddened to hear of Don's passing. He was much to young and so much life left to live. So very sorry for your loss.

Brooklynn Bystrom:

Sad to hear, especially for his close family and friends. He was a great neighbour, community member and I understand he was an important part of Spruce View School having a curling team for a few years when I was in school. He was a guarantee to be seen at the Benalto Rodeo as well. He will be missed!

Debbie Morgan:

As a childhood friend and neighbor, Donnie and family were an important part of our lives for a long time! He was a great person and I am so very sorry for your loss...sending hugs and prayers to all...

Leah Smith:

So sorry to hear this news. My heart breaks for you all.


Donny O will be missed, an infectious personality that always made me smile. I really wish, I had at least one more opportunity to sit and talk with him again. Always positive and always smiling, Rest In Peace my friend.
Our condolences to all affected by this loss.

Ward and Theresa

Greg Coleman:

Don was such a gentle and caring person, he always had time to visit or lend a hand. Many of us were privileged to volunteer and work different organizations with Don! He touched so many in numerous ways. Our thoughts, prayers and hugs go out to all his family.

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