It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved son, brother and uncle, Almer “Bruce” Olson.
Bruce was born June 18th, 1972 to parents Bob and Linda Olson. Bruce was raised in Gladstone, Mb and attended Gladstone Elementary and WMCI where he was involved in numerous sports. In his early 20’s Bruce played Fast Pitch with the Gladstone Whips. It was here that he inherited his forever nickname “9’s”.
Bruce loved travelling and sports and was able to marry the two many times in his life. He travelled to Florida, Arizona and Vegas regularly to attend hockey games and football games. His most treasured trip will always be his trip to Philadelphia to watch his all time favourite, the Philadelphia Flyers. Bruce would always send us pictures of him and the many friends he made with a huge smile on his face.
Throughout the years Bruce worked at many places and he was never afraid to try new things. He had the gift of making people feel seen and settled on becoming a bus driver with Brandon Transit. Bruce always said his goal was to give each and every one of his riders a smile and a big hello. We are sure he made many people's days. Bruce was generous and kind. He had a charisma about him that made everybody feel special. He was sincere and he loved with his whole heart. Those who knew him knew how much he loved his family, especially his nieces and nephews. Bruce has left a huge hole in our family. His stories, big hugs and presence will be missed forever.
Bruce is survived by his father, Bob Olson, brother Rob (Malinda) Olson, nephews Tyler and Bryce, sister Lindsae (Ed) Goertzen, nieces Rhea and Ani, Aunt Jeanette Baker as well as many cousins and friends. Bruce was predeceased by his Mother, Linda Olson.
Donations in Bruce’s memory can be made to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 1233 Rosser Ave, Brandon , Mb, R7A 0M1.
A private interment will take place at the Gladstone Cemetery.
“When life separates us...
I’ll know it is only
your soul saying goodbye
To your body.
But your spirit will
Be with us always”
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Community Health and Housing
1233 Rosser Ave, Brandon MB R7A 0M1