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Lillian ("Fay") Myrtle Sandahl (Olsen)

April 23, 1928 - February 25, 2020


On Tuesday, February 25, 2020, Lillian Myrtle Sandahl (Fay) passed away just after midnight at the age of 91 years. Fay was born in New Westminster, BC on April 23, 1928 and was the last surviving member of her family.

Fay was a great outdoors person and loved to share it with friends and family.  She loved cross–country skiing, hiking, berry picking and being lacrosse mom.  She spent many hours in the beautiful mountains and meadows doing what she loved.  Fay was the ‘leader’ of a hiking group that called themselves the Odd Squad.  Janice Strong often went with them including to a tarn Fay called “my pretty little lake” When Janice Strong wrote her books, Mountain Footsteps she writes about this lake naming it Fay’s Lake.  If one wanted to know about a certain hike, all you had to do was to give Fay a call and she could tell you about it – good and bad.  As a celebration for her 75th birthday, she took the family on a backpacking trip and it became a yearly event. She did this to share her love of mountains with her family while she was still able.

Fay leaves to cherish her memory, six children: Faylee, Carol, Steven, Philip, Roger and Eric as well as 15 grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  Fay was predeceased by her husband Norman in 2011.

A Celebration of Life will be held for Fay on Friday, July 31, 2020 starting at 2:00 pm in the Ballroom at Heritage Inn. Condolences may be left for the family at  If friends desire, memorial donations may be made to Columbia Outdoor School & Blue Lake Camp.


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Sandra Cave
Relation: Friend

Sorry to hear about your Mother Faye, always enjoyed her company and great food!

From: Janice Collins
Relation: We worked together for Stats Canada for 11 years.

Dear Faylee, Carol, Steven, Philip, Roger, Eric & all their children, Fay & I worked together for 11 years & even when the work ended we kept close. When I retired to Cranbrook it was so nice to have Fay here to visit, which we did often. Fay had such a wonderful sense of humor & we sure laughed a lot together. Her kindness & consideration towards others & her love of life, especially for her family was immense. Fay, you will be dearly missed. Until we meet again.

Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
July 31, 2020
Beginning at 2:00pm

Heritage Inn - Ballroom
803 Cranbrook St N
Cranbrook, BC Canada

803 Cranbrook St N
Cranbrook, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Columbia Outdoor School & Blue Lake Camp.

2279 Cranbrook St N, Cranbrook, BC V1C 4J5

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