Olaf Kringhaug obituary

Olaf over the years has translated many articles in Bygdebok's about our family history in Norway.

Olaf Kringhaug
KRINGHAUG Olaf March 4, 1928 - December 7, 2008
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved father, grandfather and friend, Olaf Kringhaug. He leaves to mourn his passing, two daughters, Kristin (Jim), Karen (Danny), his two sons, Tron and Olaf (Cheryl), his only sister, Tordis (Harry), his niece Joanne and ten grandchildren, Clint, Laurie, William, Julie, Josh, Coleby, Dayna, Kyle, Trevor and Taryn. Olaf is predeceased by his loving wife, Grethi and his grandson, Tyler. Olaf was born in Hommelvik, Malvik Sor Trondelag, Norway and moved to Canada at the age of four. Olaf graduated from UBC in 1954 as an MD. After graduation, Olaf interned at Vancouver General Hospital before starting his practise. He spent his life taking care of people as a general physician in Vancouver, New Denver and Nakusp. Upon retirement, he continued helping people by pursuing his passion for history and genealogy. He became a translator for what was known as the "Trondelag list". One of his last big achievements was the translation of Normaendene i Amerika, volume 1 by Martin Ulvestad 1907. The family wishes to thank all our friends and family for all their support during this time. Olaf was a lover of dogs, especially German Shepherds. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be sent to the SPCA. A special thanks to Wayne Johnson and Margit Bakke for being such good friends to Dad over the years. There will be no service by request. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialkelowna.com .