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Born: Apr 27, 1928

Date of Passing: May 02, 2023

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April 27, 1928 - May 2, 2023

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Wally Olensky at Park Manor Care on May 2, 2023.

Wally now joins the love of his life Nancy. Wally is survived by his brother John; children, Jeff (Debbie) and Marianne (Rob); grandchildren, Kristin (Andrew), Kyle, Colin, and great-grandchildren, Maddison, and Logan.

Wally was born on April 27, 1928, he grew up in the Point Douglas neighbourhood and attended Norquay School and St. John’s Technical High School. He took part in many musicals, one being The Pirates of Penzance. Wally worked at CP Rail for 40 years. He was always immensely proud that this was his one and only job.

Wally met the love of his life Nancy, and they married on October 31, 1959. He would always say “He never took his mask off since!” He of course loved his jokes and many puns. Wally would never miss any of Jeff or Marianne’s sporting/dance events and be always willing to drive others to their events too. They went on many camping trips and spent a lot of time out at West Hawk Lake.

In 1988 Wally and Nancy had the pleasure of raising their granddaughter, Kristin. That brought Wally to volunteer at Frontenac School for 20 years. Kristin and Wally attended many concerts together, his favourite being Johnny Reid.

Wally had a passion for music and would always show it by singing when someone walked into the room. He also loved his french fries and would tell you the best are at Vickie's Snack Shop in Beausejour.

Wally loved gardening and always made sure his flowers were bright and beautiful. He loved all sports. You would often find him on his couch in his Bittersweet home watching whatever was on TSN and a crossword in hand. In 2019 Wally was one of the first people at Portage and Main to celebrate the Blue Bombers Victory. He loved attending Jets games.

Wally never let age get in his way and always acted much younger. He touched many lives and will live in all our hearts forever.

A special thank you goes out to Valerie, Peter, and John for their many visits and to the staff at Park Manor Care for taking great care of our Papa for the past two years.

A service will be held Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 11:00 a.m., at Korban Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CancerCare Manitoba or The Alzheimer Society.


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Publish Date: May 13, 2023


Peacefully on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 with his loved ones by his side, Wally passed away at the age of 95.

A service will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Korban Funeral Chapel, 907 Main Street.

Longer obituary to follow.


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Publish Date: May 6, 2023

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 06, 2023, May 13, 2023

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Fondly remembered. Rest in Peace. Vichnaya Pamiat - Posted by: Robert Ryback (Brother-in-law) on: May 13, 2023

  • We used to carpool our girls to swim class and remember those pool days well. Swim meets were always fun times! What an awesome fun filled life! Together with Nancy once again! Condolences to Kristin and family. - Posted by: Valerie GIlchrist (Friend) on: May 13, 2023

  • I remember your dad, Jeff, as a fun guy who always was welcoming and enjoyed spending time with you and your friends for some fun stories. He will be sadly missed - Posted by: Lynn Krawchuk (Friend) on: May 07, 2023

  • We’re sending much love to you all during this tremendously difficult time. Jeff, Kristen and family, remember the joy you brought to his life and how much you were loved❤️❤️❤️ - Posted by: The Yeremians (Friends of family ) on: May 06, 2023

  • Uncle Wally had a great sense of humour and an infectious smile. I have childhood memories of him laughing and being the happiest person in the room. Thank you for the positive influence you had in our lives. - Posted by: Marietta Brudy (Neice, daughter of Elizabeth (sister)) on: May 06, 2023

  • In memory of a Uncle Wally. Condolences to Kristin, Jeff and family. Many memories of Uncle Wally during the 1970s visiting when we were at Grandma Olensky’s house, especially Saturdays, after the Main Street market closed. Peace be with you. - Posted by: Jodi Mixon (Niece) on: May 06, 2023

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