April 5, 1918 – October 17, 2010
Passed away peacefully at the Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock, B.C., at the age of 92. She was predeceased by her parents Michael and Anna Stashyn. Sisters Mary, Rose, Doris and Polly. Survived by sister Ethel, brothers Bill and Marshall (Muriel), 15 nieces and nephews and many grand nieces and nephews. Olga was born in Whitkow, Saskatchewan. After receiving her teaching credentials she taught for many years in rural Alberta. She moved to B.C. in the early 1940’s where she changed her career to the photo finishing business, which is where photography became her long passion. She then began working for the Federal Government (UIC) in the 1950’s until she retired. Olga loved travelling, hiking and many outdoor activities but especially fond of skiing, where she also served on the local ski patrol. Olga loved gardening and plants and was an active member of the B.C. Fuchsia and Begonia Society. Family was extremely important to Olga, visiting with her many nieces, nephews and God children, was a great joy in her life. A Celebration of Life for Olga will be held at 2pm on Saturday October 30, 2010 at Forest Lawn Funeral Chapel. Father Roman Tsaplan of Holy Trinity Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral will officiate.