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Robert Olson

January 6, 2018

Robert Olson
 June 8, 1958 - January 6, 2018
Peacefully at the Gimli Community Health Centre, Rob Olson, aged 59 years, passed away after a brief battle with cancer.
Rob is survived by daughter Thea; siblings David (Wendy), Karen and Kris; sister-in-law Dilly; nephews and nieces Kai, Kena, Fraser, and Liam; aunts Gladys and Grace, many cousins and numerous friends. He was predeceased by his parents Paul and Margaret and brother Kenny.
Rob was a  proud commercial fisherman born and raised in Gimli. His deep attachment to fishing and to life in general was infectious. He loved the serenity and solitude of the lake, the freedom in his vocation, being his own boss.
His love of fishing was matched only by his love of music. He called himself the fishing musician and composed and recorded songs such as " I Wish I Were a Fisherman Down in Gimli ". He performed in rock bands The Bite and The Rockadiles with long time friend Jim Ingram and cousin Grant McLachlan, both loved like brothers.
Entrepreneurial in spirit, he created , owned and operated Brennivin's Pizza Hus in Gimli for several years. A child at heart, he loved rockets, Star Wars and Batman. During his brief illness  he started building a new rocket while watching Star Wars movies.
Rob had a special charm that everyone loved. He was thelife of the party and kept us all laughing. He was loved by all who met him and will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Cremation has taken place. In keeping with Rob's wishes there will be no formal service. A private family gathering will be held at a later date.

Condolences may be left at

Gilbart Funeral Home, Gimli in care of arrangements.

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