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"ORA" 2003 Obituary


ORAM o@ca.on.york_county.toronto.globe_and_mail 2003-07-29 published
OLSEN, Eric Guthrie
After a long battle with cancer, Eric died in Toronto on July 26, 2003. He was predeceased by his loving first wife, Marjorie and his son Michael. He will be missed by his sisters Margaret ORAM and Brenda OLSEN in England, and his loving children Barbara WILKES (Andy), Geoffrey OLSEN, Brenda KROEKER (Henry), and Robert OLSEN, and by his grandchildren - David and Julia WILKES, Jesse and Sheena OLSEN, and Christine WILSON. Eric was born in Yorkshire, England in 1927, immigrating to Canada with Marjorie in 1951. After years with Dominion Bridge, Eric founded Amhurst Drafting Company Ltd. in 1959 with the support and ongoing participation of Marjorie. The company was known in the steel industry for its excellent work, high ethical standards, skilled employees and excellence in training. After nearly 30 successful years, the company was closed. A special thanks goes to Dr. M. SHERMAN and his team at Toronto General Hospital for the clinical trial of the new cancer drug that gave us another three years with Dad. And also to Dr. John RIEGER of the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care for the support that made it possible to Dad to stay home with family. Visitation for the hour before the service will be held at St. James-the-Less Cemetery Chapel, 635 Parliament Street, Today Tuesday, July 29, 2003 at 2: 00 p.m with service following at 3: 00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations ''In memory of Eric Olsen'' to the Canadian Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated.

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