It is with great sadness and tremendous heartache that we announce the passing of Terrence Martin Olsen of Coleman, Alberta.
Terrence was born on September 13, 1976 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. He was raised on the farm at Simmie. He enjoyed horseback riding, working with cattle, herding and branding with his brothers and friends. In his younger years, hockey was a large part of his life, and he was always an avid Saskatchewan Roughriders fan.
Terrence graduated from Shaunavon Highschool and furthering his education at the Medicine Hat College Power Engineering program.
On July 9, 2000, Terrence married a lovely young lady, Stephanie Kiss, and together they were blessed with three amazing boys, Kyler, Kayden and Chaz, who he took great pride in and cherished with all his heart. He loved taking his boys hunting, fishing, camping, sledding and quading. He was always busy, whether it was tinkering in the shop, planning the next weekend’s events, or cheering on his boys in their many sporting events.
Terrence loved his friends like they were family. The endless campfires, poker games and get-togethers had never a dull moment – they provided him with endless material for his great stories and many laughs. Although Terrence left us with intense grief and broken hearts, he will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by his loving friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, Stephanie and his sons, Kyler, Kayden and Chaz of Coleman, AB; his mother, Betty (Rick) Rouse of Simmie, SK; his brothers, Devin (Shera) Olsen and their daughters, Karris and Aven of Hanna, AB; Travis (Paige) Rouse and their children, Tatum and Matteo of Swift Current, SK; his grandfather, Orville Olsen of Swift Current, SK; his mother-in-law, Gwen Kiss and father-in-law, Brian Kiss of Shaunavon, SK; his brother-in-law, Steven (Josee) Kiss of Ontario; and extended family as well as the many friends that he considered family throughout his lifetime.
He was predeceased by his father, Martin Olsen; his grandparents, Herve and Ida Longtin; and his grandmother, Myrtle Olsen.
In honour of Terrence’s life, a small and private memorial service was held with fond tributes and precious memories.
Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca. Donations in memory may be directed towards the Crowsnest Pass Minor Soccer Association (PO Box 1972, Blairmore, AB T0K 0E0).
Fantin's Funeral Chapel entrusted with arrangements.