Olga was born on October 27, 1927 in Lodi, California and passed away on October 12, 2015 at Talarico Place in Castlegar BC. Olga was the middle child of the family. She had an older brother, Jack Pozney and younger brother Larry Poznekoff. Olga was born in California while her family was visiting relatives and picking fruit there. After the fruit picking season was over, the family returned home to Saskatchewan. Sometime later, they moved to British Columbia. Olga was a hardworking, loving and outgoing person. While working at a logging camp in BC, Olga met the love of her life, Nick Ogloff and they were married on July 12, 1952. On August 8, 1960 they had their first and only child, Rick.
In 1969, the Ogloff family traveled across Canada, camping in their tent
trailer. They went as far as Montreal then, came back through the USA.
Some of the highlights of their trip were, stopping along the way in
Saskatchewan to see their old homesteads, visiting Tom Kanigan and his family in Ottawa, Ontario, sightseeing in Montreal and the Expo 67 site, as well as Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park.
A highlight in Olga’s life was when she became a Baba to Brittany and then, a year later, to Nicholas. Baba spent much of her time doting on her grandchildren.
Olga loved to get out and about and was very proud of her last vehicle, a 1993 Ford Taurus, for which she paid cash. The salesman at the dealership was in complete awe as she handed him an envelope full of money. As Olga’s eyesight deteriorated, she had to give up her license and was very upset about losing her independence. Around this time, her son Rick remarried and Olga gained a new daughter-in-law, Elane. Elane was very helpful when it came to taking Olga shopping, to doctor appointments and general gallivanting around town.
After living all of her life in Canada, Olga finally became a Canadian citizen, just before Canada Day 2014. It was a long drawn out process, but thanks to the hard work and persistence of her good friend, Marcia Braundy, she was able to become a Canadian citizen at last.
Olga loved to cook, garden, socialize, travel and gamble. She loved her family and friends and was unselfish, giving much of herself to anyone she met. Olga lived with Nick in the Castlegar area and she was an active member of the USCC, the Robson Seniors Group and the Castlegar Seniors Branch.
Olga lived independently in her home in Raspberry until she could no longer manage to be on her own. In June of this year, she was moved into Talarico Place. Slowly, her health deteriorated and her heart and lung conditions worsened until her passing on October 12th.
She was predeceased by her father Nick Poznekoff in 1947, husband Nick Ogloff in 1990, mother Mary Poznekoff-Rezansoff in 1999 and brother Jack Pozney in 2002. She is survived by her son Rick (Elane) Ogloff, brother Larry (Pauline) Poznekoff, sister-in-law Laura Pozney, step brother Kelly (Nancy) Rezansoff, grandaughter Brittany Ogloff, grandsons Nick Ogloff, David Hillstead and Daniel Hillstead. Also, many nieces and nephews.
Olga will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
From the family of the late Olga Ogloff a special thanks to Dr. Lesperance, Dr. Vasil, Dr. Ksiazek, Castlegar Home Support Workers that made it possible for mom to live at home, all the caring staff at Talarico Place for making moms last few months very happy, Bill Strilaeff and staff at Castlegar Funeral Chapel, Sid Malakoff for officiating the service, grave diggers, singers, cooks, everyone who attended the service and those who phoned, sent cards, flowers or gifts. Your support was greatly appreciated!