In memory of

Klas Olsson

March 30, 1947 -  May 5, 2019


Klas passed away suddenly on a beautiful Sunday morning while gardening in the backyard, at the age of 72. Beloved husband to Marj for 25 years, father to James and step-father to Jennifer (Magali), Lindsay (Patrick) and 'Morfar' to granddaughters Elliette and Genevieve. He will be profoundly missed. Klas also leaves behind his two older brothers Lars Erik and Bertil and their families in Sweden, as well as extended family in Toronto and Calgary, and many friends across the world.

Klas was born in Jönköping, Sweden and arrived in Toronto in 1970 for an optician course and to see the world. Planning only to stay for a year, he fell in love with Canada and built his life here. His passion for style and bold fashion choices, combined with his affable personality, resulted in the success of Olsson Optical, where he was known as an innovative optician with superb taste and a friend to many longtime customers. Klas was steadfastly gentle and kind, and he brought a Swedish flair into so many of our lives, through food, song and schnapps. He loved spending time on the golf course, travelling, hosting gatherings with friends in many circles, and sharing Sunday dinners with family.

Thank you to the Toronto EMS and Sunnybrook teams for working so hard to save our beloved Klas. A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, June 1st with time and venue yet to be decided. Anyone seeking more information can email

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Michael Beswick (Friend)

Entered May 12, 2019 from Toronto

So sad to lose such a good friend.

Lyndon Barnes (Friend and golfing buddy)

Entered May 15, 2019 from Toronto

I was very fortunate to have Klas as a good friend. Like many others I will miss Klas but he will never be forgotten. My memories of our good times together will always be with me. Lyndon

Ellen Brackstone (Volunteer at Centennial)

Entered May 16, 2019 from Toronto

Dear Marj :
You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your loss is shocking and so very sad. Family and friends will be there for you during this difficult time. God Bless, Ellen


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