0lson, Marvin Brian

October 8, 1960 – April 11, 2020
at the age of 59 years:

UPDATE- Due to an illness in the family, we will be postponing the celebration of life until further notice. We will still be moving forward with the internment and graveside service at the Kelowna Cemetary. Thank you for your patience and understanding and we will update you with a new date & time when we are able.

“After a long wait we are pleased to share with you that we will now be able to host a Celebration of Life for Marvin Olson on September 26, 2021 between 2pm and 5pm, at Courses Restaurant in Shannon Lake Golf Course, 2649 Shannon Lake Rd, West Kelowna. The interment of his ashes along with a graveside service will take place the day before, September 25th at 12 noon at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery, 1991 Bernard Ave, Kelowna.

We look forward to seeing everyone who wishes to attend and having the opportunity to share stories and memories of Marvin and hopefully enjoy a few laughs with all who loved him “in his memory.”

Please note that as we all know, COVID-19 regulations are subject to change. We may have to adjust our plans as necessary.”


Marvin Brian Olson, age 59, of Westbank BC, passed away on April 11th, 2020. He was predeceased by his parents Bill and Ella Olson. Marvin will be sadly missed by the love of his life Patti Butts, his loving children, Bryan, Amy, and Emily; along with his siblings, Cheryl (Bradley), David (Barbara), Dale (Melyssa), as well as extended family. 
Marvin was born in Atikokan ON, and later moved with his family to BC in 1973 where they settled in the beautiful Okanagan valley. Marvin eventually decided that this was where he was going to stay and raise his family. He was an amazing father, a great friend, and incredibly kind to all. Marvin had an admirable work ethic and was lucky enough to have a job that he loved, along with coworkers who cared for and respected him. Over the years Marvin gained many great friends who loved him and will miss him dearly.
Marvin, was an avid outdoorsman, who loved hunting, fishing, camping and any other reason to be in the beautiful BC countryside. A perfect day for Marvin would be spent with friends or family; leaving the house before daylight with a coffee in hand to escape the city and head for an adventure in the backwoods.
Unfortunately, due to the current state of this world we will be having a celebration of life for Marvin at a later date. Please check Castanet, Facebook or with family for an announcement. We will be sure to give as much notice as possible, so that all who loved Marvin may attend.


  1. You will be so missed Marvin rip

  2. My heart hurts for you Patti. Words are of no comfort here but please know that I am here for you, any time any day! I was so looking forward to meeting Marvin this year. He seemed like a real gem. So sorry for your loss and also to Marvin’s family.

    Love you,
    Marlene and Jimi

  3. So sorry for your loss Patti Think about you a lot.

  4. So sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing. My heart goes out to you. You two looked so happy together. Condolences to you .

  5. My deepest sympathy to the family in this difficult time. He truly was a wonderful person and I have many fond memories of holidays spent with him and his family.

  6. Doug and I send our deepest condolences. Marvin was a great guy who will be truly missed.

  7. So sorry for your terrible loss Patti.my heart breaks for you

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