Dennis Olesen

January 18, 2018 13 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

December 13, 1950- January 15, 2018

It is with great sadness and much love that we say goodbye to Dennis Olesen.

He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his wife of 44 years, Shirley, his daughters Kristy (Craig), Kerry (Stacey), Kelly (Shaun); his grandson Charlie and 'Papa's Dollies': Frankie, Jocelyn & Paige.

Dennis was a much loved older brother to Ellen (Stan), Debbie and Ken (Lavern).

Dennis was predeceased by his parents, Otto and Nora Olesen.

Dennis had time for everyone- whether it was for someone to stop by for a beer and a chat in his garage, to being an expert handyman, to sitting around the fire pit telling stories at the lake. He was a kind hearted, genuine husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, colleague, neighbour and a true friend.

Celebration of Life
Monday, 22 January 2018 at 10.30am
Trinity Funeral Home
10530-116 Street Edmonton, AB

In lieu of flowers, please donate to The UofA Division of Hematology, clinical trials, whose research allowed us the time to make more memories with Dennis.

Please make donations to: The Division of Hematology c/o Raeanne Barkhouse 4-112 CSB, 11350-83 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G-2G3. Please make cheques payable to University of Alberta, subject line: to support Dr. Brandwein research.

  1. I am so sorry, Shirley, to hear of Dennis’s passing. My condolences to you and your family.

  2. Shirley, Kerry, Stacey, and all your families, just know I am thinking of you. So sorry for your loss. Darlene McIntosh

  3. So sorry to you all for you loss. We know what an important part he played in all your lives especially the grandchildren . Wonderful memories will keep him in your hearts always.

  4. The Olesen family,

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Sandra Wong

  5. Lorraine and I are so sad to hear of Dennis’s passing……there were many happy memories of Dennis’s coaching skills in hockey and other sports in the community……and watching your kids grow up with ours under the combined guidance of the Olesens. Peter and Lorraine Burgers

  6. Shirley and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Dennis will always have a fond place in my heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. Joyce and family

  7. Shirley, so sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family during these emotional days.

  8. Kerry, Stacey, Charlie, and Frankie – we are so sorry to hear this sad news! Our thoughts are with you and your family. Much love, Christy, Mike, Isa, and Holden

  9. A great man!Will miss his laugh and humor!

  10. Dear Shirley, Kristy, Kerry, Kelly and Family,
    Im very sorry for your huge loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May he rest in peace. Sending my love and hugs.

  11. Shirley – Our Thoughts and Prayers are with You and Yours today and ever more. Dennis will be sorely missed, but ever more remembered for his kindness and love for life and family. Take Good Care.

  12. Olesen family
    So sorry to hear of Dennis’s passing. Thoughts and prayers are
    With you all. Be comforted that his suffering is over and he is in
    A much better place..I worked with Dennis at Western Grocers
    for years before I retired 7 years ago.

    Lorne Anheliger

  13. Shirley and family, with deepest sympathies we send our sincere condolences during this difficult time. We were all honored to have known Dennis, may care and love of those closest to you provide comfort and peace in the difficult days ahead.


    Jim Haryett

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