Kari Olesen

Obituary of Kari Dawn Olesen

April 30, 1972 – Calgary, Alberta

July 22, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta


With great sadness, we announce that Kari Olesen (nee Ahearn), beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, auntie, and friend, has passed from cancer at home in Calgary, AB, on Friday, July 22, 2022, at the age of 50 years. Kari will be dearly missed by her loving husband of 22 years, Peter; daughters and son, Anna, Sarah, and Andrew, and parents, Larry and Sharon Ahearn, siblings, Michael Ahearn and Lori Ahearn, in-laws, nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends and family.


Kari was born and raised in Calgary, AB, and completed her bachelor’s degree in Business Finance and Insurance and Risk at the University of Calgary in 1994, where she met her future husband, and completed her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Alberta in 1997. Friends from all her schools live in the remembrance of her radiance of joy and goodness.


Kari articled in law and started her career in family law practices, and valued friends from each until her passing. She had a soft kind humour and became friends with all who knew her. Kari is proud to have grown professionally for over 18 years in her career at Enbridge Inc. in corporate law where so many of her co-workers treasured her as a professional colleague, mentor, and friend, and she, in turn, treasured them.


Kari has so much to be proud of, and we are so happy to have known her. Kari was and will be forever proud and loving of her three children, whom she raised by example, to continue to be ambassadors of kindness, caring, and love.


Thank you for every day and everything you have brought to us Kari! I love you! We love you! We are blessed to have known you, and you are blessed in your passing.


Cancer is a noble and worthy cause for fighting and research; however, in Kari’s memory, she hopes that you will consider giving to the Hospice Calgary Society, Children’s Grief Centre, 1245 70 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2X8 Telephone: (403) 263-4525, www.hospicecalgary.ca, which provides services for children experiencing such a loss.


Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB), on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences, memories, and photos can also be shared and viewed here.


In living memory of Kari Olesen, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Crowfoot, 82 Crowfoot Circle NW, Calgary, AB T3G 2T3, Telephone: 403-241-0044.


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