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Olga Cathleen (Tarasenko) Krug

June 9, 1935 ~ April 25, 2018 (age 82)


(Née: Tarasenko)


   Although our hearts are heavy, we honor and celebrate the life and love of Olga Cathleen Krug, beloved wife of Otto Krug of Coleman, AB.  She passed on from our lives on April 25, 2018 within her home without suffering or worry.  Olga lived 82 full years of life filled with love for her family, community and friends.

   The only surviving child of John and Nettie Tarasenko, Olga was born on the farmstead outside of Biggar, SK on June 9, 1935.  She was raised with an appreciation of hard work, family and music.  She blossomed into a vibrant young lady who met and won the heart of Otto Krug, and they married on April 30, 1956.  They travelled throughout Saskatchewan and Alberta as they started their family, settling in Coleman in 1961 where she supported her husband in running the Coleman Esso and managing a household that grew into five children.

   Olga enjoyed cooking for her family and friends; everyone was welcome in her home and when you did visit, it was impossible to leave without taking some food or trinket with you.  She was a fierce card player who enjoyed taking photographs, listening to music and picnic outings.  In her later years, she shared her retirement with Otto by spending time trout fishing in their little motorboat - she never wanted to come home if the fish were biting.  Olga had a great sense of community, sitting on various committees including the RCMP Centennial, the widening of Highway 3, Travel Alberta and the Crowsnest Museum.  She will be dearly missed and never forgotten.

   She is survived by her beloved husband of sixty-two years, Otto Krug of Coleman, AB; her children, Nettie Anne (Ken) Walter of Lethbridge, AB, Helen (Ron Knight) MacIvor of Havelock, ON, Barbara (Al Gareau) Punter of Morengo, SK, June (Jay) Wickens of Cayley, AB and John (Suzette) Krug of Strathmore, AB; her grandchildren, David, Crystal (James), Neil (Andrea), Kim (Brendon), Katrina, Jordaan, Jennicka, Brianna, Jeannie, Kyle and Allyse; her great grandchildren, Jason, Aaron, Julia, Laura and Tahlia; and extended family members.

   The family extends wishes for you to join them at the Celebration of Life at Fantin's Funeral Chapel in Blairmore, Alberta on Friday, May 4, 2018 at 11:00 am.  Refreshments will be provided immediately following the service.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed towards the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, or to the Canadian Cancer Society.  Condolences may be registered at 

Fantin's Funeral Chapel assisting the family. (403) 562-8555.

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