On Thursday, March 23, 2023, Mr. James Carl Olsen of Midway, BC passed away at the Boundary Hospital in Grand Forks, BC at the age of 87 years.
Jim is survived by his wife of 60 years Phyllis, his daughters Sandie, Janice and Nancy, and grandchildren Tynille, Pierce, and Jace. He is also survived by his sister Maxine Sherbinin and numerous nieces and nephews.
Jim was born in Rock Creek, BC on December 23, 1935. He spent many hours in his youth with his father Alec learning to fix everything, especially engines. In 1963, he married Phyllis and together they raised three daughters which meant a busy household filled with love, and plenty of horses, dogs, and cats.
A master mechanic, Jim was a well-respected businessman owning and managed a successful logging company in Midway for decades. He was well-respected by all. His handshake was his word.
In retirement, Jim and Phyllis enjoyed many winter trips south to Cabo and Palm Springs to fish, golf, and relax in the warm weather.
A service will be held at the Pavilion building at the Rock Creek (in Rock Creek, BC) fairgrounds on Saturday, May 13 at 1:00 pm.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC SPCA: https://spca.bc.ca/
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