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Viewing will be from 1PM-8PM on Friday at Wiebe Funeral Chapel, Morden. Cremation to follow.  Memorial service will take place at a later date, with ash interment at the Icelandic Cemetery.  Memorial donations can be made to the 1-6 Icelandic Cemetery.

Paul Vilmar Olafson

1941 - 2020 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Paul Vilmar Olafson, of Morden, MB, on Wednesday 26th of August 2020 at the age of 79. 

He will be lovingly remembered by wife and best friend, Ruth, children, Louisa (James), Erik (Ruby) and Sally Rae (Scott) and grandchildren, Kaili, Maple and Raylan; brother, John (Sharon) Olafson and sisters, Anna Fitzpatrick and Oddney (Howard) Sager all of Morden and brothers-in-law, Mack Drewry of Cartwright, Lloyd (Beryl) Tovell and Bill (Carol) Tovell sisters-in-law, Marie (Bill) Walker and Dorothy Tovell all of Alberta, as well as countless nieces, nephews, cousins and friends around the world. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack and sister, Sally as well as parents, Bill and Ranka Olafson. 

Paul was born on 13th of August 1941 in the 1-6 district south of Morden to Bill and Ranka Olafson. He grew up on the farm surrounded by family and friends. He left the farm and moved around Manitoba working until he moved to Yorkton, SK, where he met Ruth and they married in 1970. Their three children were born in Yorkton, before the family settled in Morden in 1978, where he and Ruth opened a lumber yard with brother, John and his wife, Sharon. He continued working with John after the store closed and eventually started farming with Jack as well as John. In 2005 he became the Manager of the Legion House in Morden before retiring in 2012. He was also a beloved school bus driver for many years. Paul was a loving husband and father. He had a passion for building and woodworking. He was an active member of the community and volunteered as a handy-van driver and with Meals on Wheels. He was also an avid curler. Paul was very proud of his Icelandic heritage and passed that on to his children and grandchildren. Paul will be remembered for his kindness, dry sense of humour and quiet nature. 

Memorial service will take place at a later date with ash interment at the Icelandic Cemetery. Donations may be made in Paul’s memory to the 1-6 Icelandic Cemetery. 

Wiebe Funeral Chapel. Morden

In care of arrangements


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