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Olsson; Merna Claire

Posted By Obits On October 25, 2019 @ 2:10 pm In Obituaries | 71 Comments

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Olsson – Merna Claire, age 73, of Bridgewater, Lunenburg County, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, at home.

Born in Liverpool, Queens County, she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Kathleen (Young) Rideout.

Merna was an LPN for over 30 years working in various places in Ontario, Queens Manor, Liverpool, Queens General Hospital, Liverpool and as a in-home palliative care nurse along the South Shore.

She is survived by her loving husband, Anders; daughter, Rebecca Margenson; grandchildren, Dylan, Makayla and Michelle; sisters, Elizabeth (Conny) Eneroth, of Liverpool, Gloria (Alan) Frazer, of New Glasgow; brother, David, of Bridgewater.

She was predeceased by an infant sister, Julia; brother, Gerald and an infant brother, James.

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 1st, 2019, from 7:00 until 9:00 p.m., and a Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 2nd, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., followed by a reception, all from Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Bishop J. Caulfield officiating. Burial will be in the Zion United Church Cemetery, Payzant Street, Liverpool. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.chandlersfuneral.com

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Condolence from Brenda Huskins on October 25th, 2019 2:24 pm

Liz, was sad to read of the sudden passing of Myrna. Sympathy to you all.

Condolence from Juliette lee on October 25th, 2019 3:45 pm

Deepest condolences too all the family on the passing off Merna. Sharing in your sadness as we remember one off our special members off the Rideout Family. Rest In Peace dear cuz. Love too you all. Sis

Condolence from Shirley Dey(Wolfe) on October 25th, 2019 3:55 pm

Anders, Liz, Gloria, David and family, I was so sorry to hear of Merna’s passing. My heart felt sympathies go out to you all. May she rest in peace and I am sure, you will have happy memories of her.

Condolence from Marilyn Huskins (nee Dorey ) on October 25th, 2019 3:59 pm

To the Olsson Family

I’m sorry to hear about the passing of Merna
and would like to send my condolences.May
she R.I.P.

Condolence from Ivan&Marilyn Huskins on October 25th, 2019 4:26 pm

To the Olsson Family

Sorry to hear about the passing of Merna and

would like to send our condolences to all of you.

May she R.I.P.

Condolence from Helen & David Fox on October 25th, 2019 4:36 pm

So sorry to hear of Myrna’s passing. Please except our condolences.

Condolence from Francis & Peggy Payzant on October 25th, 2019 4:49 pm

Francis & I Are Very Sorry To Hear Of Merna’s Passing. Sending Our Deepest Sympathy To All Th Family!!!, Merna Is Now At Rest And I’m Sure She Will Be Missed By Her Family!!!
Francis & Peggy Payzant!!!

Condolence from sylvia verge .forbes on October 25th, 2019 4:51 pm

Dear LIZ & GLORIA; So sorry to hear of Merna’s passing; My heart goes out to u both; love Sylvia;

Condolence from Murray Wigglesworth on October 25th, 2019 4:59 pm

David & Families – please accept our sincerest condolences on Merna’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Murray & Myrna.

Condolence from judy quinn on October 25th, 2019 5:13 pm

So very sorry to the family and friends R I P

Condolence from Jean Blades on October 25th, 2019 5:16 pm

Iwas very shocked to read of Myrna’s passing. May I offer my most sincere condolences to Liz , David and all the family. I am so thankful to have been able to see her again in the last few years. May she rest in peace.

Condolence from Walter And Sherri Miller on October 25th, 2019 5:23 pm

Liz and all of Mernas’ family:

We were sorry to read of Mernas’ passing.She was a great nurse,I know our Dad really enjoyed the time she spent looking after him after our Mom passed.She was so good to him.We are sorry for your loss and our condolences go to the entire family during this very difficult time.

Condolence from Judith R. Maillett on October 25th, 2019 5:36 pm

Liz & Merna’s family so sorry to see this. Always liked Merna. She will be missed. Judi M

Condolence from Linda Lucier on October 25th, 2019 5:56 pm

Liz and all of Myrna’s family, so sorry to hear this news. Thoughts are with all of you now. Take care .

Condolence from Mike and Sandy Roy on October 25th, 2019 6:07 pm

Dear Liz, So sorry for your loss, my condolences to your family. Sandy.

Condolence from Helen on October 25th, 2019 6:11 pm

Deepest condolences to the family of Merna,our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time .
Have the pleasure of meeting Merna a few years ago,,,what a amazing lady. Hugs & love to you all from your Rideout cousins in NL.Takecare & God bless.

Condolence from Bella and Jordan Oickle on October 25th, 2019 6:37 pm

To Anders, Rebecca, Liz, Gloria , David and families
So sorry to hear of Merna’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. R.I.P.Merna

Condolence from Brian/Pam Foley on October 25th, 2019 7:09 pm

Anders, we are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

Condolence from Shelley Boens on October 25th, 2019 7:14 pm

So sorry to hear of her passing she was an awesome lady. Keep her memories alive and her always close to your hearts. Thinking of all the family at this sad time.

Condolence from Cindy Moores on October 25th, 2019 7:18 pm

Very sorry for your families loss.

Condolence from Janice Alexander on October 25th, 2019 7:39 pm

So sorry to hear of Merna’s sudden passing. Condolences to all.

Condolence from Cathy & Greg on October 25th, 2019 8:11 pm

Anders, so sorry to hear of Merna’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Vernon & Joyce Hawkes on October 25th, 2019 8:28 pm

Liz, we are so sorry for your loss. She was a great nurse.
Thinking of you and all her family.

Condolence from Thomas Warrington on October 25th, 2019 8:59 pm

Rest in peace my friend !!!

Condolence from Hugh Mosher on October 25th, 2019 10:11 pm

I was so sorry to learn of Merna’s passing. As sad as I am I cannot help but smile about some great memories from the infamous ‘farm’ days in Brooklyn. I do hope your memories will help you all going forward.

Condolence from Clarence Colp on October 25th, 2019 10:36 pm

So sorry to hear of Merna’s passing. I remember going to school with her.

Condolence from MAURICE/BETTY WHYNOTT on October 25th, 2019 10:40 pm

So sorry to hear of Merna,s passing. Love and Prayers with you all. God Bless You

Condolence from Patricia Wigglesworth on October 25th, 2019 11:13 pm

Liz and David

So sorry to hear of Merna’s passing. She was so good to Dad when he needed someone to look after him. Keep her memories close they do help in these difficult times.

Condolence from Larry and Joan TIffany on October 26th, 2019 4:58 am

We are saddened to hear of Merna’s passing. Our love to Anders and her siblings

Condolence from Arthur MacLeod on October 26th, 2019 6:48 am

Sincere condolences to Anders and the entire Rideout family. I was shocked to hear of Mern’a’s passing. She was one of my closest friends for the past 62 years. RIP my dear friend.

Condolence from Laura-Lee Mitchell on October 26th, 2019 7:59 am

So very sorry to hear of Merna’s passing. She was a special lady and will be dearly missed. Thinking of you all at this time. May she rest easy now. In my thoughts and prayers…Hugs

Condolence from Barbara and Borden Dorey on October 26th, 2019 9:17 am

So sorry to all Merna’s family especially Liz and Gloria and David and Anders and Rebecca. Love and healing for the grieving family.

Condolence from valerie joudrey on October 26th, 2019 9:19 am

liz, i am so sorry to hear about your sister passing so suddenly. cherish the memories you have made through t the years, may she rest in peace. condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Billand Anna Cox on October 26th, 2019 9:32 am

Our deepest sympathy on Merna’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Sandra Turpin on October 26th, 2019 10:23 am

Dear Anders and the Rideout Family:

I was so very saddened and shocked to hear of Merna’s passing. I am so grateful that I had a nice chat with her this past spring in Bridgewater. She has been a great friend since high school. Please accept my most sincere sympathy at this difficult time and may she now rest in peace. Hugs and God Bless.

Condolence from Göran Olsson on October 26th, 2019 10:28 am

Dear brother, we are chocked by the news of Mernas death. We send our love.
Göran & Nina and Anna and Linnea with families.

Condolence from Horace on October 26th, 2019 10:28 am

Sorry to hear of Merna’s passing ,I remember Merna teaching me how to dance when we were teenagers at the legion dances . Merna will always be in my thoughts and stories Horace

Condolence from Robert & Sally Fader on October 26th, 2019 10:40 am

Liz & family:
So sorry to read of Merna’s passing. I got to know her when she worked for my Dad. A lovely person, and so kind.
Please accept our condolences at this very sad time.

Condolence from Ron & Barb Campbell on October 26th, 2019 10:57 am

To the Family,
We are saddened to hear of Merna’s Passing. Please accept our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Judy Hyson on October 26th, 2019 10:57 am

I’m so sorry to hear of Merna’s passing. My condolences to her family.

Condolence from dennis white on October 26th, 2019 11:08 am

WOW…sorry to read this ..another high school friend gone , sad .

Condolence from Emily McLeod on October 26th, 2019 1:16 pm

To David and the entire family, so sorry to read of Merna’s passing. I remember her well from my summer working at the Queens General, just before I graduated from nursing. She had a great sense of humour, and I am happy for the short time that I got to know her.

Condolence from David and Bonnie Hatt on October 26th, 2019 2:50 pm

Sorry to hear of Merna,s passing.Please except our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Rod & Ann Golden on October 26th, 2019 8:09 pm

David and family, so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy. Rod & Ann

Condolence from Tim McDonald on October 26th, 2019 8:27 pm

Dear Anders and all of Merna’s family –

I’ve known Merna my whole life and I was so very sad and shocked to hear of her passing. She and my mom grew up together back in their younger days on George Street and I’ve heard so many stories from both of them about the fun they had living there. Sending my sincere condolences to Anders and family at this very sad time.

Condolence from PAT PATTERSON (RAFUSE) on October 26th, 2019 9:28 pm

Please accept my sincere condolences.
I remember Merna from school. Although we didn’t spend a lot of time together, I remember that she and I hitchhiked home to Liverpool from Halifax one weekend many, many years ago. I was sorry to hear about her passing.

Condolence from Ranon Goldfield on October 26th, 2019 10:39 pm

To Anders and Merna’s family,

From our family to yours we wish you our heartfelt condolences and well wishes.

Condolence from John and Bev Armstrong on October 27th, 2019 6:00 am

So sorry to hear of Merna’s passing. I will never forget her ability to make me laugh.The Farm days were special, but in later years the times when her and Andres would visit and her laugher would fill the room.So sorry for the loss your best friend and partner in life.We are away and will be unable to attend her service but our hearts will be with you and family.
David, so sorry about Merna. Wish we could be with you and your family.We will see you on our return. John and Bev

Condolence from Dave and Veronica Veinot on October 27th, 2019 9:51 am

Please accept our deepest sympathy. We were sorry to hear of Myrna’s death. Rob also. Dave and Veronica Veinot

Condolence from Modena Reske on October 27th, 2019 11:48 am

My condolences to all the family. Merna was a true friend & I am going to miss her so much.

Condolence from Anne Cameron on October 27th, 2019 3:23 pm

Dear Anders, and family, I’ m so sorry to hear of Murna’s passing. A great woman, and friend

Condolence from Bernadette and Mervin Hartlen on October 27th, 2019 5:53 pm

David and Family
Sorry to hear of Merna’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Bernadette and Merv

Condolence from Dave and Barb Conrad on October 27th, 2019 6:57 pm

Condolences Anders, Liz and David. Very sorry to hear about your loss.

Condolence from Barbara and Lynwood Conrad on October 27th, 2019 7:00 pm

So saddened to hear of Merna’s sudden passing. Will miss our neighbourhood dog walking chats. Hugs to the family

Condolence from Ann et Michel on October 27th, 2019 9:15 pm


Our condolences to you at this time of deepest sorow.

Ann et Michel From Brampton ,On

Condolence from Cheryl and Bob Hatt on October 27th, 2019 10:02 pm

To Merna’s family…..please accept our most sincere condolences. All your precious memories will help you through this very difficult time.
Cheryl and Bob Hatt

Condolence from Karon Mcleod on October 28th, 2019 2:13 am

So sorry to hear that Merna passed away ,Condolences to the family, RIP Karon

Condolence from Jim McKibbin on October 28th, 2019 3:22 am

Dear Anders, please accept our heart felt condolences on Merna’s passing. We love both of you. We enjoyed being neighbours in Okotoks and reconnecting with you in Nova Scotia. We appreciated your friendship. Merna was very caring. She called and expressed support on the passing of our son last fall. We wish you peace and comfort and know that your strong conviction of life after death brings assurance that you will be together again.
Much love, Jean and Jim McKibbin

Condolence from Inger Wänglund on October 28th, 2019 6:07 pm

Dear Brother Anders, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts will always be with you.
Inger Lars Fredrik and Henrik

Condolence from Peggyand Richard Hatt on October 28th, 2019 9:07 pm

Dear Liz .I am so sorry for the loss of your sister . Please accept Richard and my deepest sympathies .
Sincerely Peggy and Richard Hatt

Condolence from Jane (Sprague) Hansen on October 29th, 2019 3:55 pm

Liz and family
So very saddened to read this obit. Sometimes it would be years between seeing Myrna and we would stop and chat just like it was only two weeks.. Always liked her and she will be missed.. Blessings.

Condolence from Don Scott on October 29th, 2019 9:02 pm

My condolences to David and the Rideout and Olsson families. Merna was always a force to be acknowledged. I remember when she bought her first car, a very sporty Ford Falcon fastback with a V8. She drove around town all weekend with a car full of friends to break it in and get it out on the highway :))) Pleased to hear that she seems to have had a good live, comforting others and making things better for those she cared for. I’m sure there will be lots of fun stories to relate as you remember her. She’d probably appreciate and deserves a good wake!

Condolence from Dale Saulnier on October 29th, 2019 9:15 pm

So sorry to hear of Myrna’s passing. My deepest condolences.

Condolence from Patty Wamboldt on October 29th, 2019 10:50 pm

Dear Anders, Liz and families I was shocked and saddened to hear of Merna’s passing. Although I have not seen Merna for several years she always was a special lady to me. Back in the day we all shared in a lot of good times. She will be missed by all her friends and family. Please accept my sincere condolences at this difficult time. RIP dear Merna. Hugs Patty

Condolence from Geraldine Cunningham. on October 30th, 2019 12:02 pm

Sorry to hear of Merna passing
My thoughts & prayers are with the family
RIP Merna.

Condolence from Pam & Barry Cowell & Family on October 30th, 2019 3:20 pm

So Sorry to hear. Our hearts go out to you and your families. Merna touched so many with her kindness and generosity. She will be greatly missed. Love from your Ontario Family xo

Condolence from Maria Lango on October 31st, 2019 11:20 am

We send condolences to you all. It came as a suprise to us. We are thinking of you all, and take care.
Merna was such a warm, loved women.
R.I. P Merna ❤️
Maria & Csaba Lango

Condolence from Lee and Debbie Frelick on November 1st, 2019 1:07 pm

So sorry to hear of Merna’s sudden passing. Our condolences are extended to her family and friends. She will be missed, but has left many great memories that comfort and help heal. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Loretta White and James Sare on November 3rd, 2019 9:29 pm

So saddened to hear of Merna’s passing . Our deepest condolences to all the family . Remember the love that you shared and the happiness she brought to all your lives. You are in our thoughts and prayers . God Bless you all.

Condolence from Randi Dickie on November 7th, 2019 9:05 am

Dear Family,
I am shocked to hear of Merna’s sudden passing. I have many good memories of Merna with her friendly ,outgoing personality. These thoughts go back years to our times in School together and the music of our generation that we both loved. Later Merna and I worked together at Queens Manor. She was loyal and compassionate to those she cared for .
My deepest condolences to Merna,s family and may you treasure your happy memories. She will be deeply missed !
With Care,

Condolence from Brent and Sue Kaulback on November 10th, 2019 9:52 am

Our deepest condolences to Merna’s family. She will be fondly remembered as a vital part of an amazing family.

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