In Memory of



Obituary for Ben Olson

Ben (Hart) Olson
August 18, 1978 – October 12, 2023

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Ben on the evening of October 12th, at his home in Thunder Bay. He is survived by his parents Garnet (Ginger) and Dianne, his children Xae and Hunox, his sister Zona (Les), his nieces Evamae and Zoe, nephews Justin, Henry and Keegan and a multitude of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Ben was predeceased by his grandparents John & Myrtle Zuefle and his brother Bryan Olson.

He was a life-long learner who loved the great outdoors, accumulating vast knowledge of plants and their medicinal and culinary uses. Xae and Hunox were his greatest joy in life and they spent their happiest times camping, hunting and fishing. Ben was also a socially conscious person who held great respect and support for sovereignty for First Nations people. He was a loyal friend and his huge heart, exuberant personality, and wonderful sense of humour will be sorely missed.

Celebration of Life will be Friday November 3rd, at 1:00pm at Sargent & Son Funeral Chapel, 21 Court St N, Thunder Bay, Ontario. The service will also be livestreamed via Sargent & Son Facebook page.

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