Lawrence ‘Flash’ Olson

October 4, 1934 – February 22, 2022
Flash passed away peacefully in Kaslo, B.C. on February 22, 2022, with his wife at his side. He was 87 years old. Flash was born in Rossland B.C. to Betty and Carl Olson on October 4, 1934.
He was predeceased by his parents, his brother Carl (Frisky) Olson and his sister-in-law, Gail Hartland.
The family returned to the family home in Ainsworth, B. C. when he was six years old, where he grew up living by Kootenay Lake.
Flash will be lovingly remembered by his large family including Darleen, his wife of 64 years and their four children: Susan, Lil (Rob), Carl (Barb) and Larry (Carmen), 11 grandchildren: Jesse (Usha), Annah, Jonah, Amanda (Dave), Erin (Scott), Nick (Dez), Micaela , Cam, Leslee (Ryan), Kailee (Brett), and James, 8 great-grandchildren: Quinn, Emma, Griffin, Kale, Kaliya, Taiya, Kinsley and Paisley: his nephew, Brad Hartland and family, and niece, Shellee (Vince) Devito and family, as well as many cousins and friends.
Flash worked in the mining and construction industries most of his life. The family moved to Hope, B.C. in 1961, returning to make their home in Kaslo, B. C. in 1965. He was a lifetime member of the Kinsmen Club of Kaslo and had many fond memories of the friends he made through it.
Flash enjoyed the outdoors, camping, fishing and hunting and spending time at his beach property south of Ainsworth. Also curling, golf and lapidary were favourites of his. Flash and Darleen spent many years going south for much of the winter.
Flash’s wishes were to be cremated and interred with his parents and grandparents in the Olson plot in the Ainsworth Cemetery, which the family plans to do this summer.
A sincere thank you to Dr. Shier and all the doctors, nurses and staff at the Kaslo Emergency and Palliative Care Facility in Kaslo for the wonderful care he received there. Words cannot express their kindness to the family as well.
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