Victoria (Sus) Olafson passed away peacefully at her home in Revelstoke on April 12, 2014.
Vicki was born June 10, 1931 in Fort Frances, Ontario to Anna and John Sus. She grew up in Fort Frances and moved to Aitkokan in 1952, where she met Elmer. Vicki and Elmer were married on September 18, 1954. Daughter Susan was born the following year and daughter Joanne was born three years later. The family moved to Merritt, B.C. in 1968. Vicki and Elmer moved to Williams Lake in 1982 and made a final move to Revelstoke, where they have lived since 1983.
Vicki loved curling, golf, swimming and her daily walks. She was an amazing cook, passing her talent and love for cooking on to her daughters and granddaughters. She was actively involved in her community, volunteering in the lab at Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke for 25 years. Her volunteer work also included canvassing for the Heart and Stroke Foundation, helping with the BC Mammography Screening Service clinics and making cancer patient dressings with the Order of the Eastern Star. She was an active member of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection in Revelstoke.
Vicki is survived by her husband Elmer, daughter Susan of Vancouver, daughter Joanne (Chris) Bonderud and granddaughters Kirsten and Erica Bonderud all of Kamloops, B.C.. She is lovingly remembered by her sisters-in-law Vi Cook of Edmonton and Jane Sus of Fort Frances as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Vicki was predeceased by her parents, her sisters Vera Fedorchuk, Betty Boyd and Nettie Livicker and her brother Fred Sus.
A memorial funeral service will be held from the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Revelstoke at 2:00pm on Wednesday afternoon, April 16th, 2014. Inurnment of the cremated remains will follow in Mt. Begbie Columbarium, Revelstoke
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 565 West 10th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 4J4
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting Vicki’s obituary notice at www.brandonbowersfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke.