OLSON, Myron Dale Alfred
Aviator – of Langley, BC – Passed away December 30, 2005 at age 69, after 9 years battling cancer. Survived by wife Gerdina, children Kari (Dave), Karla, Clarke (Patricia), Amelia (Mitch), & Tessa, grandchildren Megan & Mattheus, brothers Rennie (Janet) & Darryl (Sandy).
Born November 24, 1936 in Edmonton, Myron earned his pilot’s license while working the ground for Associated Airways. Certified as an Aircraft Maintenance Engineer & flew for PWA as a Bush Pilot from 1955-1966 in the Northwest Territories. Joined Air Canada in Vancouver as second officer on the DC-8, retiring as captain on the Boeing 767 after 30 years of service. In his retirement, Myron co-founded the BC Floatplane Association & served as a director in the Quarter Century in Aviation Club. Also active in the Langley Aero Club, PAMEA, International 180-185 Club, COPA, BC Aviation Council and the Vintage Car Club of BC. Major highlight of Myron’s 25,000 hours-flying aviation career was his participation in the 1971 London-Victoria Air Race, flying a single engine Staggerwing Beechcraft.
May he fly forever
with God’s Heavenly Host, through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
our Saviour and Redeemer.
Funeral to be held Saturday, January 7 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Anglican Church, 20955 Old Yale Rd, Langley, BC. Reception to follow at 12:30 p.m. at the Canadian Museum of Flight at Langley Airport, Hanger 3 – 5333 216 St. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Canadian Museum of Flight in memory of Myron would be appreciated.