With deep sorrow and sadness, the family of Ole Hankan Raindahl announce his passing on May 24, 2006 at 87 years of age at Deer Lodge Centre in Winnipeg.
Remembered by his family: son Dennis of Mississauga, Ont.; son Brian of Winnipeg, Man., daughter-in-law Wendy, grandchildren Alyssa and Jennifer; sister-in-law Sarah Raindahl of Saskatoon, Sask. and sister-in-law Shirley Shearing of Fort Erie, Ont. and her husband Jim and their daughters and families; and daughter-in-law AndrÃ©e Boudreau of Comox, B.C.
Ole was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (April 2006); son Gary (1979); sisters Rose and Bertha; and brothers Henry, Albert, Alfred, Chester, Martin, and Syvert.
Ole was born in Viceroy, Sask. June 8, 1918 to Henry (Haie) and Bertha (Bergit) Raindahl who had immigrated from Norway (originally to North Dakota, and then to Saskatchewan). He grew up on the family farm before enlisting in the RCAF as a navigator during WWII. On August 25, 1946 in Lachine Quebec he married Dorothy who was serving there in the RCAF (WD). Ole re-enlisted in the air force after the war as an aero-engine mechanic. They travelled from Trenton, Ont., to Greenwood, N.S., to Halifax, N.S., to Gimli, Mb., to Zwiebrucken, Germany, and returned to Trenton, Ont. where he retired. Ole and Dot later retired to the warmer climate of Chilliwack, B.C.
The family would like to thank the staff for the excellent care provided at Deer Lodge Centre in Winnipeg and McIntosh Lodge (Cascade Manor) in Chilliwack. Also thanks to family friends in Chilliwack who helped and visited Ole in Chilliwack prior to his move to Winnipeg.
Cremation has taken place and a private burial and celebration of his life will take place in the future in B.C. If friends so desire, donations may be made in Ole’s memory to a charity of their choice.