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Born: Aug 04, 1957

Date of Passing: Jan 17, 2023

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On January 17, 2023 in Winnipeg, MB, Dan's journey unexpectedly came to an end.
Dan was born on August 4, 1957 to William (deceased) and Lois Olson in the farming community of Pierson, MB.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Katherine Gray-Olson; son Mark Brandon Olson (Meghan), daughter Erika Laine Olson and mother Lois Olson. He was brother to Lydia Mills (deceased), John (Rosemarie) Olson, Louise (Malcolm) Jones, Sylvia (Richard) Carignan, Lois (Charles) Beer, Frances Greywood, Tim (Kathryn) Olson, Wendy Olson and Diane Beggs; also survived by father-in-law Lockhart Gray, mother-in-law Anne Griffiths, brother-in-law David (Terina) Gray and a large extended family, all of whom held a special place in his heart. He will be greatly missed by those he was blessed to have as his most trusted and valued friends.
Dan had a rich and fulfilling career in the field of electrical/electronic Engineering. His career took him to many wonderful places and blessed him with the opportunity to collaborate with some extraordinary people. After many years of working at Versatile and Ford-New Holland, in 2001 he started his own successful business N Compass Solutions, giving him the opportunity to consult for MCI, Mac Don, New Flyer and other companies. He loved a challenge; his dedicated approach was evident and an integral part of every project in which he was involved.
Dan was a modest man of great faith, slow to anger and quick to forgive. The Golden Rule was his standard; he lived his life accordingly. He knew time to be a precious commodity, yet gave his freely. As a husband and father he truly and profoundly understood his wife and children.
He was fiercely devoted; his love and unconditional support were unwavering. His wish for his family and friends is to never lose sight of their inner child, curiosity, sense of wonder and the joys of nature.
Dan and his music were taken too soon from us; we can be comforted with knowing he will be strumming for us from above.
Cremation will take place under the direction of Wojcik's Funeral Chapel. There will be no funeral service; a celebration of his life will be planned for a later date yet to be determined.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 28, 2023

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • I went through Pierson school with Dan, and I marked him as one of the few people I would call a true friend. Many a day was spent on our motorcycles heading to no particular place just enjoying the open road. Life took us in different directions but have thought many times about him. Sorry to hear about this loss and send my sympathy to all families. - Posted by: Doug White (School friend ) on: Mar 01, 2023

  • I was very saddened when I read about Dan’s passing, I worked with him in Engineering at Versatile for many years. My condolences to his family. - Posted by: Bruce Kardal (Friend) on: Feb 05, 2023

  • So very sorry to hear of your loss of Danny. Deeply saddened. Our heartfelt sympathies to all family in your loss. Gone too soon. Love and prayers for comfort. Patsy, Chris.🙏🙏 - Posted by: L.Patricia Krause (Cousin ) on: Feb 01, 2023

  • Kathy, Mark and Erika - I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and wishing you comfort during this difficult time. - Posted by: Coryn Hodder and family (Friend) on: Jan 28, 2023

  • Sending my love & condolences to you - Kathy, Mark and Erika. So many memories have been made between our families over the years and I feel so lucky to have shared those with all of you. Thinking of you all. - Posted by: Lianna Brook (Family Friend) on: Jan 28, 2023

  • We were greatly saddened to hear of the passing of our good friend Dan. We first came to know Dan as a neighbour, and before long a great friendship evolved. Our families shared so many enjoyable times over the years. Dan has left us all far too soon, and will be missed, but he will live on in our fond memories. Our deepest sympathies go out to Kathy, Mark, Erica. - Posted by: Lauren and Ed Courcelles (Friends) on: Jan 28, 2023

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