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Born: Jan 06, 1932

Date of Passing: Jan 13, 2020

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January 6, 1932 - January 13, 2020

On Monday, January 13, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. our amazing husband and father, Bert Olender, peacefully took his last breath on earth and left us for his eternal home in heaven.
Bert will be forever remembered by his wife and best friend, Olga; his children and grandchildren, Debbie (Darryl); Bruce (Debbie), April (Jimmy) and Tiffany (David); Steven (Vera) and Mitchell; Susan and Amber (Paul, Taylor and Tiahna; Gail (John), Koltyn and Hanna; his stepchildren and stepgrandchildren, Evelyn and Nolan (Maddie); Sherry (Terry); Don and Caleb, Ethan; Kim; his sister Pat (Albert) and family; sister-in-law Barbara Olender and family; sister-in-law Bernice Koral and family in California and Utah. He will also be remembered by his many nieces, nephews, extended family, and dear friends.
Bert was predeceased by his wife Joan (of 35 years) on April 2, 1990; his brother Robert (Bob) Olender (February 28, 2015); and his sister June Olender (May, 2018).
The family wishes to thank all the friends and family who visited and reminisced with dad over the last six made his day! Also to the staff at the Selkirk General Hospital for their care and compassion.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., at Gilbart Funeral Home, 309 Eveline St., Selkirk, MB R1A 1M8, 204-482-3271.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Bert's memory can be made to Gypsumville Community Club for Cemetery, P.O. Box 30, Gypsumville, MB R0C 1J0.

Condolences may be left on his tribute wall at

Gilbart Funeral Home, Selkirk
in care of arrangements.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 14, 2020

Condolences & Memories (17 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of "uncle" Bert's passing. Condolences to the family. - Posted by: Wendy Starr (Friend of Family) on: Feb 04, 2020

  • Deepest sympathies to the Olender family. Bert was and always be a pillar of a man. - Posted by: Roxanna Fenning (Family friend) on: Jan 24, 2020

  • Deepest sympathies to the Olender family. Bert was and always be a pillar of a man. - Posted by: Roxanns Fenning (Family friend) on: Jan 24, 2020

  • Best job i ever had in my entire life was working at Gypsumville Supply for Uncle Bert.Sorry for your loss to the entire Olender family. - Posted by: Derek Tomchuk&Marion Tomchuk (uncle) on: Jan 16, 2020

  • To the Olender family. Have many great memories of Bert and the Olender family while visiting our relatives in Gypsumville. RIP Bert Kelvin Williams - Posted by: Kelvin Wiliams (Friend) on: Jan 16, 2020

  • Sincere condolences to Bert’s family from the Ryle’s in LSM and everywhere else. When I told my kids of Bert’s passing, my son Jason said “aww, the friendly giant is gone” as he once towered so high over my little ones when we’d go to their old country store in town. Such fond memories when the family once lived there. Sneaking a candy to the kids meant a lot to them. May your dad rest in sweet peace. 🙏🏼 Condolences from Margaret, Jason, Josie & Jerilee - Posted by: Margaret Pollock (Ryle) (Friend) on: Jan 15, 2020

  • Our thoughts are with family - Debbie, Bruce, Steven, Susan, Gail;... Olga, Pat & Barb ... as a young boy I always admired Bert ... to me - he was a "cool" guy. - Posted by: Lorne & Lue Foster (Cousin) on: Jan 15, 2020

  • Sad to hear of Bert's passing, we have many fond memories of Bert. Deepest sympathies to the family. - Posted by: Darrel Kitchur (friend) on: Jan 15, 2020

  • I have so many happy memories going to the candy store with my papa and visiting with Mr. Olender. My condolences to the family. - Posted by: Tanya Pilbeam (Friend of family ) on: Jan 14, 2020

  • Our condolences to the Olender family. - Posted by: Rosalie and Raymond Rapke (Family friend) on: Jan 14, 2020

  • To all of the Olender Family: So sorry to hear of Bert's passing. Our deepest sympathies are with you, now and in the days ahead. May all the memories give you peace and comfort. - Posted by: Dave & Carol Dunn (Friends) on: Jan 14, 2020

  • Sincere condolences to the family. - Posted by: Eric and Karen Linde (Friends) on: Jan 14, 2020

  • An aviation pioneer and great guy. Was priveledged to have him fly my airplane with me and teach me a few things in 1977 off his trip in Gyp. - Posted by: John Linde (Friend and pilot.) on: Jan 14, 2020

  • Our sincere condolences to Olga and the family. - Posted by: Judy & Wallace Hickman (Friend) on: Jan 14, 2020

  • A Special Message of Sympathy to You "Pat", Bert's Sister; and Albert; & Barb... sorry I didn't give Special hug to you in our original message of Condolences; Janet & Ron - Posted by: Janet Jundt (Friends of family) on: Jan 14, 2020

  • Good Bye Bert. You will be missed by many. I have many childhood memories of staying at your house behind the store in Gypville and having candy when we wanted. Thanks for that. I also remember going to alot of weddings there and other family events. I am also greatful that you and Olga stayed in contact with Mom after my dads passing. You were wonderful friends to her. Rest in Peace and say hi to my Dad and Amma and Daddy Bill for me. xoxoxo Rhonda - Posted by: Rhonda Foster (cousin) on: Jan 14, 2020

  • To All the Olender Family..especially Olga ; and Berts Children; and extended Families....and Friend's: ...Our Deepest, and, "Most Heartfelt Sympathy" in the passing of Bert, A man very Important in All your lives... He has fought a hard fight to stay with you all as long as he had the strength to do so.....this was of course, with the "Love and support" of All of you. May you Forever be Comforted by Wonderful Memories of time spent with Him.....He was a pretty Special Man.. Sincerely , with Caring Thoughts, and Empathy....Janet Jundt and Ron McCurdy..(and Gordon McCurdy) - Posted by: Janet Jundt (Friends of Family) on: Jan 14, 2020

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