1931 ~ 2017
Mrs. Elizabeth Olsen of Lethbridge, beloved wife of the late Mr. Lyle Olsen, passed away at Good Samaritan’s West Highlands on Thursday October 5, 2017 at the age of 86 years.
She was surrounded by peace and love with her daughter at her side.
Elizabeth was born January 12, 1931 in Jinga, Uganda where her father was working. She
then went back to Scotland where she stayed until emigrating to Canada in 1960 for a teaching position at a one room school house in Whitla. As fate would have it she met Lyle the love of her life so never got much farther.
Elizabeth touched many lives through education, music and advocacy so leaves many friends to remember her fondly. Her joyful, energetic and adventurous spirit will be greatly missed.
Elizabeth is survived by her loving daughter, Helen (Brent) Monteith and her cherished grandchildren, Merrin and Ross Monteith, who were the biggest joys in her life. She is also survived by her son.
At Elizabeth's request there will be a private family celebration of her life.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MS Society, 724 – 13 Street North, Lethbridge, AB, T1H 2T1, to facilitate research and support all those like her daughter living with MS.
We also would like to thank Maria, Becky, Allison, Roxanne and all the staff at West Highlands for their compassionate and loving care given to mom over the last year.
" A life well lived and well loved "