Went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 14, 2009 at the age of 91. She is survived by four daughters: Lois Weme, Anne Dyck, Karen Goertz (Dave), Donna Perret (Rob); six sons: Jerry (Audrey), Paul (Colleen), Ken (Lezlie), Tim (Brenda), Keith (Marg), Ben; 33 grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren; two sisters: Helen Olson and Irene Archibald. Predeceased by her husband Ken, son Joseph, granddaughter Jodi, six brothers and one sister.
Esther Marie Olson was born July 14, 1918 in
Broderick, SK. Orphaned early, she was raised, with her three sisters, by her brother Joel and his wife
Olida. Esther married Kenet Tjosvold on Sept 13, 1937 during a dust blizzard. From 1938 to 1956 ten
children were born into the family. Mother was always there and always fair with her children. She and Dad cared for many foster babies and adopted Ben to complete the family. Esther had a servant’s heart and brought joy to many. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, December 19th at 2:30 pm at Mission Creek Alliance Church, 2091 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC with Pastor Terry Dyck officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations would be gratefully received for the missionary work of Esther’s son and family in Niger, Africa. Cheques payable to the
Christian & Missionary Alliance, for the work of Tim & Brenda Tjosvold, #30 Carrier Drive, Suite 100 Toronto, ON, M9W 5T7. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.