Olga was a gifted historical interpreter. Her tone of voice even with the most rowdy students never changed. She would hold their attention and immerse them in a learning experience within minutes. Her sense of humour often produced peals of laughter amongst staff as she would recount something that happened during a program or event.
Olga was at my retirement party Sunday and shared a card with original artwork and her sage advice - 1. Laugh 2. Learn something new each day 3. Be physically active 4. Develop your talents 5. Challenge yourself 6. Eat more fish!
I will keep this card as a reminder of how precious life is and to remind me of a wonderful woman who touched the lives of so many in such a unique way.
I met Olga about two or three years ago on the bus, on a x-country ski outiing. While we never got to know each other deeply, what Olga shared was her love of her family, her garden and the outdoors. She appreciated the beauty, the coldness and the effort of skiing the trails. She spoke softly and seemed a gentle, caring person. I will miss her on the trails this year! Deepest sympathy to her family.
So sad and far to young to leave us this soon.
Our condolences To you Wally and all your family.
May God’s peace be upon you all and carry you through this time.
I'm so sorry to hear of your loss Wally