Line of Duty Deaths Database

Olaf G. Wilson
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Name
Olaf G. Wilson
Local
L0255, Calgary
Gender
Male
Age
67
District
06
Occupation
Captain
Type of Duty
Unknown
Fatal Injury Cause
Contact/Exposure - Contact/Exposure: Insuffient Info
Nature of Fatal Injury
Cancer - Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma
Date of Death
10/17/2007
Year Placed On Wall
2008
Multiple Line of Duty Incident
FieldSet
No information available
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Biographical Comments
Ole was born in Turner Valley and raised on a farm near Black Diamond. After a brief stint working for Macleods Ltd. and as a mailman, he found his calling as a firefighter for the Calgary Fire Dept. He retired a Captain after 30 years of distinguished service. Olaf cherished his family and was a wonderful husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend. He loved country music and played fiddle in a band as a young man. He also played the guitar and sang with his sisters, kids, and other fellow musicians. He was naturally mechanically inclined and repaired vehicles for years. His interest in radios was extensive. He built his first crystal set as a young boy. He was a member of the Canadian Sidebanders Club as Big O and then the Foothills Amateur Radio Society with the call sign VE6 OLE. He and Gwen loved to travel and toured extensively through Canada and the U.S. They are members of the Stampede City SAMS RV Club spending lots of good times in Yuma, Arizona with their fellow snowbirds. Olaf had an amazing sense of humour and was still teasing and cracking jokes on his deathbed.
(Submitted by the Wilson Family for the 2008 Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial)
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