Hermanrude, Olaf Robert

December 18, 1925 – September 6, 2012
at the age of 86 years

Ole passed away on September 6, 2012 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital at the age of 86 years.

He was predeceased by his father Henry in 1966, his mother Annie in 1976, his brother Bill in 1985 and his daughter Margaret Lynn in 2008.  He is survived by Alice, his wife of nearly 62 years, daughter Karen (Bob), sons Robert (Pat) and Larry (Lorena) as well as his grandchildren Lanayah (Paul), Ellison, Courtenay and Kristen.  He is also survived by his sisters Helen Taggart of Brooks, Alberta, Karen Poulsen of Cowley, Alberta and Isabel Hermanrude of Edmonton, Alberta plus numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws.

Ole was born and grew up on the family farm near Evansburg,Alberta.  He attended school at the old Reno school.  After working on the farm and in logging camps, he joined the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve from 1944-1946.  In 1949 he became a National Park Warden where he served for 31 years.  He was stationed in Banff, Jasper, Revelstoke/Glacier, Pacific Rim and Kootenay National Parks until retiring to Salmon Arm in 1980.  He enjoyed traveling, bowling, old time dancing, gardening, fishing and visiting with many friends and family members.

There will be no service by request.


  1. Thanks for your condolances. Feel free to contact either myself or mum here in Salmon Arm.

  2. Thanks for you condolances, Sorry for the delay in responding. Mum was especially appreciative of your message. When you are back in Salmon Arm please give either of us a call
    Rob Hermanrude
    Alice Hermanrude

  3. Our sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of Ole. Although Ole retired about the time I joined the Warden Service in Banff in 1979, my wife and I had many great visits over the years at various Warden functions and reunions. We had the good fortune to be the last residents of the Warden Station along the Trans-Canada highway at Sunshine Junction, and Ole never tired of telling the storry of how the garage came to be peppered with shotgun pellets – an artifact of the days when he lived there with his family. Best wishes to you all, we share your sorrow… and memories of a grand fellow who always set an example for others to follow.

    Alan Westhaver (retired Park Warden), Fernie, B.C. (250) 423-4818

  4. Alice, we are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Ole. Unfortunately, too late we wished that we had stopped to see you two more often. Ole will always be remembered by us as he was most instrumental in shaping my career with the Warden Service. His strong work ethic and his sense of humour was never forgotten and he made the days in Kootenay the most enjoyable I had in my 30 years with Parks.

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