November 25, 1926 – December 5, 2013
Bull of the Wood’s Past
Ole was born in Larvick, Norway, on the Hvaal family farm in 1926. He immigrated to Canada in 1929 with his mother on the Stavangerjjords, and grew up working, fishing, and hunting in the Burns Lake – Topley area. In 1960, he moved to Terrace where he started working in the logging industry. During this time he was the winner of three Bull of the Woods awards and numerous world championships in the logger sports. After his logging career he became a commercial fisherman, and then he retired in the mid-80s.
Ole was predeceased by his mother, father, sister, brother, and son, Eric. He is survived by his wife, Dolores, his three sons, Gunnar, Ralph, and Karl, and his beloved grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Ole will live on in our memories through the stories he told.
Special thanks to Louis Therrien, who visited everyday and spent countless hours by Ole’s side, Dr. Brown, Dr. Dewit, and the
ER department staff.