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Olga Bennett

November 26, 1933 ~ March 26, 2018 (age 84)

Olga Bennett (nee Hawrylkiw)

Nov 26, 1933 - Mar 26, 2018

 

The family is saddened to announce the passing of Olga (Ollie) Bennett. Olga passed away peacefully on March 26, 2018. Born Olga Hawrylkiw in Prudhomme Saskatchewan, she spent most of her childhood in

Dana Saskatchewan and then Saskatoon. Predeceased by her parents  Paul and Annie Hawrylkiw. Ollie was always very proud of her Ukranian heritage. Each Ukranian Christmas (Jan 7th) she would sprinkle handfuls of wheat kernels on the doorsteps of friends and neighbours. she would recite in Ukranian “good luck and good health”. She was loved by all of her family. She is survived by 3 children Karen Bennett, Bryan Bennett and Norma Flach. She has 4 grandchildren Ryan, Justin, Andrew and Ashley and her older sister Mary Ward (nee Hawrylkiw). Olga was married to Charles E. Bennett for 47 years. He passed away in 2002. Over the years, the family lived in many places in Canada and even a few years in Dublin, Ireland. Another home was in Tsawwassen, British Columbia. While here, Ollie took up the sport of curling. She belonged to the “Tunnel Town Curling Club”. Her retirement years were spent in the Okanagan, first in Naramata and then in Penticton.

Ollie loved to watch hockey. This goes back to her childhood, when her family listened to the radio broadcasts. While in the Okanagan, she became a true “Penticton Vees” fan. She knew the names of many of the player past and present. Ollie was a seasons ticket

holder for many years and never missed a game. She loved to share her experiences of each game with everyone. Olga’s final resting place will be back in Saskatchewan. A celebration of her life, by her family, will be held there. In lieu of flowers, if desired, a donation may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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