Olsson, Raymond John “Ollie”

7.8.1953 – 24.7.2022

Passed away at Mercy Palliative Care.

Beloved husband of Barb. Loved son of John & Ida (both dec). Treasured brother of Jenny and Narelle. Brother-in-law of Robert. Cherished uncle and great uncle. Fond son-in-law of Sam (dec) & Audrey Trethowan. Brother-in-law of Andrew (dec), Sandra & Michael, Annette & Phillip and devoted uncle of their children and grandchildren.

Family and friends of Ollie are invited to attend a memorial to celebrate his life which will take place at The Auditorium, SS&A 570-582 Olive Street, Albury on Wednesday 3rd August 2022 commencing at 2:00 pm

privately cremated

If you would like to view the service live please visit https://www.ovrlstream.com.au/olsson/

We knew the time was coming

When we had to say goodbye

Our hearts are filled with sadness

But memories will never die

“Keep paddling Ollie”


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  1. Ann-Maree Heppell  July 28, 2022

    Dear Barb
    We are so sad to hear of Ollie’s passing.
    What a beautiful fun loving guy Ollie was. Our family often talk fondly of his amazing water skiing skills and the fun we had on the weir with you,
    Thinking of you at this sad time
    Lots of love
    Ann-Maree and Paul xx

  2. Postie Norman  July 29, 2022

    So sorry Barb. Ollie and I had one of those relationships that… Could be three hours, three days, three months, three years. Didn’t matter. We would carry on the last conversation we were having. That’s what good friends do. All my love. Postie Norman & Family. XX

  3. Dick Shepheard  July 31, 2022

    Dear Barb,
    so devastated to learn of your very sad and premature loss.
    Ollie was such a fun guy to socialize with and a great guy to work with. Always good for a laugh.
    Sadly missed and fondly remembered.
    Love, Swanny xox

  4. Jenny Todor  July 31, 2022

    Truly one of a kind. The man with the kindest heart, real strength, good humour and integrity. Ollie lived life to the fullest and will never be forgotten ❤️

  5. Karen Gear  August 1, 2022

    Raymond John “Ollie”
    With heavy hearts the Warriors mourn with Barb and
    family on the passing of Ollie.
    Ollie was a much-loved member of our club, a friend
    a committee member, assistant coach, sweep and
    paddler at club, State and National levels.
    Ollie, you will be missed.
    “Paddles Up”
    Warriors – Albury Woonga Dragon Boat Club

  6. Bernice and Paul  August 1, 2022

    Hey Ray . We will miss your infectious smile and love of life . You were one of a kind a long time friend .Barb We won’t make it down for the funeral sadly .But our thoughts will be with and we will come visit soon ❤️

  7. Jill  August 2, 2022

    So sorry to hear of the passing of jolly Ollie, have been thinking of you at this very sad time.
    We are sorry that we will be unable to attend the Memorial Service.
    Hope to catch up with you in the near future.

    Love Michael and Jill

  8. Maxine Reid  August 2, 2022

    Deepest sympathy to you Dear Barb and family.
    Ollie will certainly be missed by so many people who lives he touched in so many ways. Such a inspiration in the Dragon Boat community.
    Paddles up.
    RIP Ollie
    Maxine Reid

  9. Liz Paton  August 3, 2022

    Dear Barb,

    Our thoughts will be with you from here in England and we send you our love at this very sad time.

    Liz, Richard and family

  10. Kerri Bailey  August 3, 2022

    Barb am sorry to hear about the very sad loss of Ollie.He was one very special person and will be sadly missed.now resting in peace.

  11. Paul  August 3, 2022

    Dear Barb – So sorry and shocked to hear about Ray,. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very sad time.
    Paul and Rhonda Chapman

  12. Kevin and Chris Gabriel  August 3, 2022

    Dear Barb, our deepest condolences, we have many fond memories of Ollie as a great friend, time spent working on Dragon Boat activities and course building at Gateway Lakes, Falls Creek and Kuwana Waters provide us with many treasured memories. Love from Kevin and Christine Gabriel.

  13. Mark robin  August 3, 2022

    Our thoughts are with you today Barb.
    Here’s cheers to Ollie with a bucket of beer and a bucket of beer.
    Love from the Warragul Robins.

  14. Sandy Boyd  August 3, 2022

    Dear Barb and family,

    Ollie will be sadly missed throughout the dragon boat community. As a member of Brave Hearts, he always lent a hand to our club and many across the region. We will miss his gentle nature, smile and willingness to help with anything. I cannot attend the memorial service today, but I will watch it online. RIP Ollie.

  15. Alison Maybury  August 3, 2022

    Thinking of you Barb & the extended family. Rest peacefully Ollie, he will be missed by many!! x

  16. Peter & Jenny  August 3, 2022

    Dear Barb,
    Love & thoughts are with you today & always.
    A fitting service for a great man who will be sadly missed.
    RIP Snow

    Love Peter & Jenny

  17. Liz Freeman  August 3, 2022

    Sending my thoughts to Barb, family and friends, Ollie was certainly an amazing bloke. I met him when Paddling with Warriors, on the trip to China, the boat definitely powered along when Ollie was paddling , and a reliable safe sweep as well. Truly a wonderful man, he shall be missed 😀

  18. Kerrie Waworis  August 3, 2022

    On behalf of the Peninsula Dragonflys dragon boat club I pass on our condolences to Barb and family on the passing of ‘Ollie’ a good friend of many Dragonflys. Ollie is remembered as a truely genuine guy with a big grin and even bigger heart – a true friend. Dragonflys will miss seeing you at regattas Ollie.
    RIP my friend.

  19. John Seczkowski  August 3, 2022

    Dear Barb,
    Our deepest condolences in the passing of Ollie. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to share in the tribute to & the celebration of his life via livestream. He will be sadly missed but his stories will live on.
    Love Zac & Lou xx

  20. Shaun Gorham  August 3, 2022

    Dearest Barb,
    So sorry we were not able to be with you today, we are both in isolation.
    We were with you in spirit and watched the Livestream celebrating the life of your wonderful Ollie.
    May you find the courage to face tomorrow in the love that surrounds you today.
    Thinking of you with all our love
    Shaun and Annette xoxo

  21. Maxine and John Hern  August 4, 2022

    Ollie you were the best, such a lovely fun loving person to be with you
    Going to miss you so much
    Love Maxine and John xxxxx


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