Nellie Olivia [Swanson] Strand
Nell passed away at Mount Cartier Court, Saturday, July 14, 2012 at the age of 101.
Nell was born March 1, 1911 near North Battleford, Sask. and resided in Revelstoke from 1950 – 1960 and returned to Revelstoke in 2006 to be near her family. Nell is survived by her daughter, Betty-Lou [Sam] Olynyk of Revelstoke and her son, Douglas [Barbara] Strand of Merritt, BC. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Debra [Ed] Wozniak, Brenda Olynyk, Gary [Carlene] Olynyk, Susan [Doug] Kyle, Chris Olynyk, Matthew Strand and Nola [Steve] Lochbaum and her great grandchildren, Dimitro Kirsh, Mykol and Ryan Wozniak, Kevin and Erin Kyle, Tysyn and Nikki Olynyk and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband of 74 years, John Strand and grandson Derrick Olynyk.
She was a self-taught piano, saxophone and violin player, and always enjoyed getting together with other musicians. She also took up oil painting later in life. Nel was a Pythion Sister for many years.
Donations in Nell’s memory can be made to Mount Cartier Court, c/o Queen Victoria Hospital, Revelstoke, BC.
The family would like to thank the attending doctors, nurses and Cartier Court staff for the wonderful care and attention given to Nell during her stay.