Russel Olynyk

February 12, 2019 20 Condolences Print Obituary

May 15, 1938 – February 10, 2019

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Russel on February 10, 2019 at the age of 80.  He will be remembered for the love of his family, commitment to hard work and a fondness of camping and fishing.

Russel will be dearly missed by his wife of 55 years, Helen, his three children, Terri (Rick), Ryan and Dione (Curtis), his two grandchildren Kristyn (Jeff), Jordan (Megan) and his three great-grandchildren (Madisyn, Lukas and Riley).

The family would like to extend a special thank you to St. Joseph Auxiliary Hospital and its staff for caring for Russel for the past 18 months.

Celebration of Life
12:00PM - 2:00PM Saturday, February 16, 2019
The Place at Lakeside, Social room, 2nd floor
2741 – 55 Street NW, Edmonton, AB

  1. I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad Dione…you are in my thoughts

  2. So sorry to hear. Sending all my love and prayers to you, Curtis and your family. Cherish the memories.

  3. Dear Helen and Family!
    We are sorry for your loss, please accept our sincere condolences. We are saddened by the news, and hope to see you soon!

  4. Ryan,
    So sad to hear about the passing of your Dad. My deepest condolences to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time. Hold on to all the great times you had with your Dad.

  5. Helen and family
    It is never easy to say farewell to someone who is so dear to you.
    We will always remember the good times fishing, camping skidooing!
    We shared many good laughs & will not forget how Russ always had the table set for morning breakfast!!
    In your sorrow may it help to know that there are many who care and share your grief.
    Do not hesitate to call

  6. Dear Helen and Family
    So sorry to hear about your loss. Wish we could be with you all to help you celebrate Russ’ life and accomplishments. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. With our deepest condolences,
    Armand and Lucie

  7. I love you dad

  8. Dear Helen and Family
    We were so sorry to hear about Russ.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  9. This is such a hard time, although I know he is truly in a better place. I love that I have such good, funny and thoughtful dad! Thank you for everything Papasita!!! Miss you tons.

  10. Dearest Helen so sorry to hear about Russ passing Be assured that our prayers are with you at this difficult time Love Bob Ruby & Keisha

  11. I’m so sorry for your loss. Love to you all. I had such a great time getting to know you guys and your Dad was an amazing Man. RIP My friend.

  12. I’ve known Russ and worked along side him since the 70’s, and in all that time we have remained good friends. Not only because we liked each, but he was the best one of my drivers that I could always count on. We put in some LONG hours and no matter what I asked of him, he was there. We’ve had some good times…. I’ll always miss him.

  13. Dear Helen and family,
    Sorry to hear that Russ passed away. May you find comfort in the memory of the good times you shared. We remember him fondly.

    Larry and Annette

  14. Dear Aunt Helen and family,
    Sorry to hear about Russ’ passing. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Helen, Terri, Ryan and Dione and family, I am so sorry for the loss of Russ. He will be greatly missed.

  16. Sending sincere condolences for your loss … thoughts and prayers to all of you.

  17. Helen and Ryan and Family,
    Very sorry for your loss. May Russ rest in peace.

  18. Helen and family,

    We are so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  19. Helen, Dione, Ryan, Terri,

    So sorry for your loss. I am sorry I am not able to attend today. Russ and all of you spent so much time with my family while I was growing up. I have some especially happy memories when I think about fishing at Plamondon beach in our matching boats.

    I am thinking of you all today.

  20. So sorry for our loss when Russ left us. I was proud to work with Russ on many jobs from 1975 until retirement. All wonderful memories that will be with me forever.

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