Passed away at the Glenboro Health Centre on Sunday December 23, 2018 at the age of 87 years, Stanley Adaljon Oleson, of Glenboro MB.
Stan was born on November 10, 1931 to Kristjan & Margret Oleson. He grew up in Glenboro where he received his education, and for a short stint became a school teacher. In 1953, he married Charlotte Kingdon of Minnedosa and raised their three sons, Chris, Davin & Kelly in Glenboro.
Stan served as a Councillor & later Mayor of Glenboro, was also a founding member of the Glenboro & Area Foundation, was employed with the Tiger Hills School Division as Secretary Treasurer for many years and was a founding member of the Manitoba Association of School Business Officials
Stan was involved as a director of the Manitoba Curling Association for twenty two years serving as Canadian Curling Association President in 1992-93. During his term at the CCA he represented Canada for two years at the World Curling Federation. Stan received numerous awards in connection with his work in the administration of curling in Manitoba and Canada -
1968-Honorary Life Member of the Manitoba Curling Assoc.
1982-Honorary Life Member, Glenboro Curling Club
1984-Gord McCunigal Award - presented by the Westman Super League
1991- Inducted in to the Canadian Curling Hall of Fame
1994 Honorary Life Member, Canadian Curling Assoc.
1995-Inducted in to the Manitoba Curling Hall of Fame
1995-Presented with the Ray Kingsmith Award-Awarded by the CCA for exceptional volunteer achievement
1997-Honorary Life Member, Pembina Curling Club, Winnipeg
1999-2000 serving as Chairman of a Provincial Committee which brought about the amalgamation of the MCA and the Manitoba Ladies Curling Association in May 2000.
Stan was a founding member of the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in 1996 and was inducted in to the Hall, as a Builder, in 2001. He also received a tremendous honor from the Glenboro Community in the summer of 2000 when the local baseball park was named the "S.A. Oleson Field" in recognition of his many years with the local senior ball club and working at the diamonds.
Stan leaves to mourn his passing sons Chris (Kristine) of Regina Sask., Davin (Janice) of Brandon, Kelly of Winnipeg, five grandchildren Jennifer (Don), Eric (Cassie), Asia, Johanna & Alycia and by two great grandchildren Elliot & Finley.
He is also survived by brothers & sisters-in-law, Maurice (Mary) Kingdon of Minnedosa MB, Hazel (Bob) Jelfs of Foxwarren MB, Erle (Alice) Kingdon of Virden MB, Kathy (Aymer) Lundin of Comox B.C., Gerry (Sandra) Kingdon of Vilne AB, Peggy Hawes of Creston B.C. as well as numerous nieces, nephews & friends.
Stan was predeceased by his wife Charlotte (nee Kingdon), parents Kristjan & Margret Oleson, brothers Tryggvi Oleson, Kari Oleson & David Gabel, and sisters Liney Swainson, Emily Palmer, Veiga Johnson, Loa Green & Jenny O'Quinn.
A Celebration of Stan's life will be held on Friday December 28, 2018 at 2:00 pm in the Willmor Chapel, Glenboro, with Sharon Hamilton officiating. Interment will take place in the Glenboro Cemetery. Friends that so desire, memorial donations can be made in Stan's memory to the Glenboro & Area Foundation, Box 147 Glenboro MB R0K 0X0.
The family would like to thank the staff of the Glenboro Hospital & Personal Care Home for their care & compassion while Stan was a resident.