Douglas Omar Olson

November 13, 1946 – January 27, 2021
Doug passed away unexpectedly at his home in Duncan BC on January 27, 2021. Doug was born on November 13, 1946 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and moved to BC in 1947. He is the only son of Myrtle (Olson) Israelson and adoptive father Harry Israelson.
Doug graduated from Abbotsford Senior Secondary School and went on to study at Simon Fraser University. Following a stint in the offices of the business world Doug transitioned to a more hands on career as a plumber and ended his working life as plumbing inspector with the City of North Vancouver.
Doug met and married the love of his life Linda Elaine Messerli on September 03, 1982 in Richmond BC, Canada. Doug and Linda enjoyed an active life style in Vancouver and Duncan BC where they retired.
Doug was an avid golfer, boater and fisherman. On occasion he and several friends would charter fishing trips out of Port Renfrew in search of the elusive salmon. He and Linda both enjoyed golfing and were often seen on the greens of the Cowichan Golf Club were they were long time members.
Doug was a man of many talents – with a well-equipped workshop he produced beautiful hand-crafted furniture, cheerful garden whirligigs and nautical inspired Christmas decorations.
Doug is survived by his wife Linda and leaves behind dear friends who will mourn his passing. Although Linda’s struggle with dementia weighed heavily on Doug his devotion to her never wavered. Doug’s burden was lessened somewhat through regular contact and support from his cousin Bob, Linda’s cousin George and Doug’s special friend Dianne.
Doug will be cremated and interred in a private ceremony at Mountain View Cemetery in Duncan BC.
As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of BC.
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