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Born: Jun 21, 1928

Date of Passing: Nov 07, 2021

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June 21, 1928 - November 7, 2021

It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, aunt and cousin, Olga Victoria Wasson, who passed away peacefully in Palm Desert, CA, on November 7, 2021, at the age of 93.
Olga was born on June 21, 1928 to Nicholas and Marie Sowsun. She grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada along with her sister, Anastasia Craig and brother Pat Sowsun who both preceded her in death. Olga was proud of her Ukrainian heritage and orthodox faith. She was a long-time member of St. Vladimir's Ukrainian Orthodox Church in Los Angeles, CA, and served as Chairperson for many years.
Olga is preceded in death by her husband William Wasson (Wasylishen) who passed in 1995. Bill and Olga Wasson made their home and raised their family in Reseda, CA. They are survived by their two loving sons, Mark and wife Susan of Palm Desert, CA, and David and wife Wendi of Kona, HI.
Olga Wasson had multiple relatives and friends in Canada, the United States and Ukraine. She enjoyed spending time with her family, friends and neighbours and always looked forward to their visits. Olga loved tending to her flower and vegetable garden. She was an excellent cook and affectionately doted on everyone who entered her home to authentic Ukrainian cooking and cultural traditions.
A service will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. at Forest Lawn Cemetery Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles, CA.
In lieu of flowers and charitable donations, to honour Olga's memory her final wish is for us to love with intensity, laugh often, live respectfully, and perform acts of kindness at every opportunity.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 20, 2021, Nov 20, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • Dearest Aunty Olga ~ I have so many fond and sweet of memories of you. From yourself, Uncle Bill and David & Mark visiting us at the farm when we were all just kids to just a few years back visiting you at your beautiful home in Reseda and at Mark & Susan's in Palm Desert with the adorable Anne. I'll miss our telephone chats and reminiscing about the old days and those we had already lost - and now you are one. David & Mark - you guys were the light of her life - she was so proud of you both and always spoke of you both in only the proudest and fondest of terms. She was a dear - she will be missed. Hugs to you both and to Wendi and Susan. - Posted by: Peggy Wasylishen (Niece) on: Nov 28, 2021

  • So very sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She truly was a beautiful, kind and generous soul and I will always remember her fondly! May She Rest In Peace and May Her Memory Be Eternal! Вічная Пам`ять! Sincere condolences, Kathy Dobriansky - Posted by: Kathy Dobriansky (Duschak) (Family Friend) on: Nov 20, 2021

  • To Mark and David, Our most sincere condolences on the loss of your dear mom. We had the pleasure of visiting with your mom and aunt a number of years ago while we were in L.A. It was so nice to catch up and hear about both of you. She was such a proud mom and a lovely woman! May she Rest In Peace! Vichnaya Pam’yat - Memory Eternal! Sandra and Wally Lytwyn - Posted by: Sandra Lytwyn (Duschak) (Family friend ) on: Nov 20, 2021

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