In Celebration of

Charles Olshefsky

December 11, 1930 -  November 10, 2020

Charles passed in his sleep and is now reunited in eternity with his beloved bride Vera. The twinkle in his eye along with his infectious smile melted the hearts of many but he only ever belonged to one. Dad was a gentleman in every sense of the word. If there was any swearing in the home, it came out of mom's mouth, not his.

We will always cherish his presence in our lives and the way he prioritized family first. Later on in life, we spent many years together with seasons tickets to the Montreal Alouettes during the Calvillo era. Every time Mike Pringle carried the ball and failed to score a touchdown, dad's inherent optimism would automatically wane, and he would raise his arms above his head and shout “here we go again!". It didn’t matter that the home team was up by several points, he wanted victory. After mum passed, we would enjoy weekend afternoons watching sports at his new pad on his big screen TV. There was always a cold one in the fridge for his boys and their friends.

Both sons lost their number one status as soon as precious granddaughter, his “princess”, arrived. Their status was further diminished by the arrival of 2 more grandchildren and then finally hit rock bottom when his great-granddaughter was born.

Charles had a very good run and will be deeply missed by his two sons Bill (Joyce) & Tom (Lucie), three grandchildren Alexandra (David), Andrei, Elisaveta and great-granddaughter Olivia.

A special thank you goes out to the entire 6th floor team at Maimonides for the exemplary care they provided to Charles during the last 2 years. He and his caregivers shared many laughs together.

Due to Covid restrictions, a private funeral service will be held at Mount Royal Funeral Complex on Friday November 20, 2020 at 11am. However, for those who would like to attend virtually, a link is available for live memorial and rebroadcast at Password 13297.
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In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Donald Berman Maimonides Geriatric Centre would be greatly appreciated.


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Linda Fennes (Long time neighbour and friend of family)

Entered November 12, 2020 from Summerland BC

To all the family,
My deepest sympathy in the loss of your Dad, he will live in my fondest memories forever. I will also be forever thankful for all the help and guidance he gave our Mom and our family while we were growing up as neighbours on 21st avenue.
Hopefully your Mom & Dad can now reunite with ours and share a coffee!
With love, Linda

Suzanne Auger (oncle)

Entered November 14, 2020 from Montréal

Mes sincères sympathies à toute la famille.
Il sera dans mes prières, ainsi que vous tous.
Repose en paix Charles.


René Auger (beau frère)

Entered November 14, 2020 from Laval

Mes plus sincères condoléances,


Anthony Olshefsky (Brother)

Entered November 14, 2020 from Montreal East

Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss.

Carol Olshefsky (Godfather)

Entered November 14, 2020 from Montreal East

My deepest sympathies to you and your family.


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