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Carl Olsson

December 28, 1960 - July 14, 2022


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carl Olsson.

Carl was born in Prince George on December 28, 1960, to Ester and Hubert Olsson as the youngest of three children.  Around the age of six, he and his family relocated to the small village of Sirdar where he spent his childhood outdoors hunting, fishing, and helping his mother raise horses.

In 1987 he married the love of his life, Nikki, and moved to the coast for schooling.  After graduation they found themselves drawn back to the Kootenays, settling down in Nelson where Carl found work with the City and Nelson Hydro, staying for 30 years until his retirement in 2018.

Carl was a loving father to Kris (Ciara) and Kim (Tony), and most recently an amazing grandfather to Khloe and Hana.  Carl is predeceased by his wife Nikki, father and mother, Hubert and Ester, as well as his older sister Marlene.

After a two year battle with cancer, Carl passed peacefully at home surrounded by family.

We would like to thank all of his friends and family with the City of Nelson and Nelson Hydro, as well as others who knew him in a professional and personal capacity.  He didn’t realize how many people he had an impact on in those 30 years.  We would also like to extend a big thank you to Dr Kyle Merritt and the team at KLH for helping him as much as they could.

Carl will be greatly missed by everyone who had the privilege to know him.  He had a spark and way for life that was truly infectious and was one of a kind.


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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

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From: Nelson Hydro
Relation: employees and workmates of Carl's at the City of Nelson.

On behalf of the City of Nelson and Nelson Hydro, we offer our sincere condolences. Carl was always a pleasure to work with and committed to his work and his workmates. He will be missed by all that knew him.

From: Robin Cherbo and Coleen Driscoll
Relation: Friends

Dear Kris and Kim We are so saddened to hear about the death of your father.. Carl was a lovely man, kind considerate and really hard-working. When Robin’s mother was living over in Sirdar most often times we would see Carl there too he was so good to his mother Esther.. always saw him working for the city and he always had time to chat..Nikki was the love of his life for sure she is missed .. Plus I’ve never seen parents so proud of their grandchildren.. What gifts they are. We are thinking of you and sending lots of love.

From: Marla Olson

I am so sorry to hear of Carl’s passing he was truly a great human being. I had the pleasure of working with Carl and traveling to Africa with him for work. I always said he was one of the best employees the City and Nelson Hydro ever had. Take care.

From: Alex Love
Relation: Worked with Carl

Carl Olsson,

Your dedication and happy demeanor was so appreciated!

Appreciated by those you worked with and
Appreciated by our hydro customers.

So many times when people found out I was part of Nelson Hydro they told me;

“That Carl guy is so great to work with”

I’m honoured to have had my time working with you.

Alex Love
Former General Manager, Nelson Hydro

From: Lynda Iwanik
Relation: Friend

Condolences to Carl’s family. He is missed greatly.

From: Marlene Pozin
Relation: I taught Chris and Kim.

Sincere condolences, Chris and Kim and your families. I remember your friendly parents from our AICollinson days. They loved you and were so proud of you both.

From: Cory
Relation: Friend

My deepest condolences to Carl’s family. Carl was a man of very strong work and personal ethics. He was proud and supportive of his children and over-the-moon proud of his granddaughters. He loved the years he worked for the City and Nelson Hydro. Carl could do almost anything he put his mind to do with precision and detailed planning and skilled outcome.
Carl was very happy the day he caught this fish.

From: Deb Kozak
Relation: Professional

Sending our sincere condolences to Carl’s family. I so appreciated meeting with Carl when I was Mayor. He was always helpful and informative. Wishing you all many happy memories.

From: Bill Saliken
Relation: Friend

Carl; the consummate gentleman, and always willing to help others. When we were building our house, he was my go-to guy at Hydro. And he never let me down. Gone before your time, Carl. Godspeed.

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