Christal Lynn Olson
1979 - 2023
Christal Lynn Olson
Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society
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Christal Lynn Olson – 44, Bible Hill, passed away peacefully, with her loving husband at her side, on Sunday morning, December 3, 2023, at Colchester East Hants Health Centre, Truro, following a lengthy illness. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, she was a daughter of the late Jack and Barbara (Young) Hollinger.

Christal worked for over five years at Avery’s Farm Market in Bible Hill where she was well-liked by colleagues and customers. She was a likeable person who got along with everyone, was full of energy, and being a very creative person, she enjoyed crafting.

She was a loving mother and her daughters came first in her life; without a doubt, they always knew how much she loved them and she enjoyed the special times they shared together, especially when baking and cooking. Although Christal liked being close to home, she and John enjoyed day or weekend trips travelling around Nova Scotia. She had a soft spot in her heart for animals, and she will be missed by her dogs, Titan, Luna and Oliver and her cats, Rocky, Niko and Dom.

Christal is survived by her loving husband of 22 years, John; children, Kayla Olson (Ryan Pye), Ashley Olson, Emma Olson, all of Bible Hill; siblings, Dwain (Dulce) Hollinger, British Columbia; Tanya (Jon) Aylward, Alberta; two nieces; two nephews; several aunts, uncles and cousins; parents-in-law, Margaret (Derek) Gaetz, North River. Along with her parents, she was predeceased by her father-in-law, Barrie Olson.

Special thanks are extended to Dr. David Henderson and all the staff in the Palliative Care Unit (CEHHC) and to Dr. Scott and Jessica and the Cancer Clinic. If so desired, donations in Christal’s memory to Canadian Cancer Society are welcomed.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Mattatall – Varner Funeral Home, 55 Young Street, Truro. Public messages of condolence may be sent to the family by viewing Christal’s obituary on-line and selecting "Send A Condolence" at:

Christal will be in our hearts forever and will never be forgotten.

Christal Lynn Olson