OLMSTEAD

OLMSTEAD, 1909 ~ 2006 Guy Edward Olmstead passed away at the Red Deer Regional Hospital on Monday, January 16, 2006 at the age of 96. He is survived by Dorothy Olmstead, his beloved wife of 57 years, two sons Robert (Linda Wells) of Red Deer and Douglas (Linda Larson) of Squamish, B.C., three grandchildren, Raegen, Carmen and Scott, twin great-granddaughters, Kiera and Kayden, his youngest sister Ronaye (Don) Sinclair of California, and his sister-in-law Bette Olmstead of Medicine Hat. Numerous nieces and nephews also survive his passing. He was predeceased by his parents Cal and Ovidia Olmstead, sisters Gladys (Emil) Johnson and "Toody" (Bob) Lane of Medicine Hat, and his brother Fernie of Ralston. Guy was born in White Rock, North Dakota on August 9, 1909 and came to Canada with his parents at the age of seven. They farmed in the Vale and Rose Glen School Districts, but moved into Medicine Hat in 1924. In 1927 he was employed by the Crystal Dairy, and he remained with the company until his retirement in 1976. Guy served with the South Alberta Regiment, 29th Canadian Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment (CARR) from 1940 to 1945. In 1948 he married the former Dorothy Davidson and the couple remained in Medicine Hat until they moved to Red Deer in 2000. In earlier years, Guy was a tap dancer of some note, and as an actor he played in many of the Medicine Hat Little Theatre productions. He was an ardent photographer and leaves his family a legacy of many fine pictures. Sincere thanks are offered to the staff of the West Park Lodge who have continued to provide both him and Dorothy such kind care, and to Dr. Robert Korbyl and the staff of Nursing Station 21 who supported him during his last days. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel, 901 – 13th Street S.W., Medicine Hat on Friday, January 20, 2006 at 10:45 a.m. to join the procession to Hillside Cemetery. The Celebration of Guy's Life will be held at Cook Southland Funeral Chapel on Friday, January 20, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Jim Hillson officiating. In Honour of their fallen comrade, members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #17 will conduct a Poppy Service. (Condolences may be forwarded through www.cooksouthland.com) Guy admired the work of the Salvation Army and the Red Cross. However, donations or tributes in his memory may be made directly to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements in care of COOK SOUTHLAND FUNERAL CHAPEL, Medicine Hat, Alberta. Telephone: 1-877-528-6455


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