William Olson

Obituary of William Olson


OLSON, William Allan

1947 -2021 passed away on Wednesday, June 9th at home after a long battle with cancer surrounded by people who loved him. Survived by his three children Jen (Chris), Tim (Brandy) and Dave, his 5 grandchildren Kodie (Arron), Hope, Dominic, Wyatt, and Peyton and his first great-grandchild Max. He is also survived and will be missed by his loving friend Trudy, his brothers Shannon (Vicky) and Jack (Dorothy) and their families. Predeceased by his parents Stan and Lorna Olson, his sister-in-law Sadie, his nephew Eric and his ex-wife Carol. He loved and will be missed by his friends Dave and John, his many friends from Blondies, Sunflower Café, Seacliff Heights, Zellers and his farm dog Sasha. Bill was a proud farmer in the Staples/Ruscom area. He was a lifetime member and past provincial director of the OFA and past president of the ECFA recognized for his outstanding and significant contribution to the development and betterment of Essex County Agriculture and was inducted into the Essex County Agricultural Hall of Fame in 2014. He was a respected judge for the agriculture tribunal for the Province of Ontario, a Mason, a member and steward of the Woodslee United Church, a member of the Conservative Party, a past member of local 444, local 200 and local 195 and the truest fan of his Montreal Canadiens. He was happiest spending time with his family and friends, was a proud father, grandfather, great-grandfather and will be remembered as a generous man to anyone in need. He was loved by many and will be forever missed. Visiting will take place at Reid Funeral Home and Reception Centre, 14 Russell Street, Leamington (519-326-2631) on Sunday, June 13, 2021 from 1-4 pm followed by a private funeral service. Livestream will be available at 4 pm on Bill's profile at www.reidfuneralhome.ca. Due to COVID restrictions, the visitation is limited to a specific number of visitors at a time. Only those with an appointment will be allowed in. Please book an appointment online at www.reidfuneralhome.ca to secure a designated time to pay your respects. EVERYONE must wear a mask. He asks in lieu of flowers, that memorial donations be made to either the Children’s Health Foundation in London, Ontario or the Windsor Cancer Centre Foundation. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca


Visitation 1

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre
14 Russell Street
Leamington, Ontario, Canada