Murray Michael Oliver, known affectionately as “Ollie” by family and friends, passed on the morning of January 11th, 2023 at the age of 59. Surrounded by his wife and children, he passed peacefully in his home in Eagan, Minnesota after a two-year battle with colon cancer.
Ollie was born in Boston, Massachusetts to Murray and Helen Oliver in 1963. The family moved from Boston to Toronto in Ollie’s childhood following his father’s NHL career before finally settling down in Edina, Minnesota. Ollie attended Edina High School and played hockey for Bemidji State University where he became a proud, lifelong Beaver. After a brief stint working on fishing boats off the coast of Washington, Ollie resettled in Minnesota where he worked for many years in well-known and well-loved Minneapolis establishments like The Little Wagon. Later on, he embraced his lifelong love of golf and became a Master Fitter for 2nd Swing Golf. He loved working with customers, especially the lightbulb moments when he could help someone improve their swing or find the perfect clubs.
Ollie will always be known by his family and friends as a man of many talents. He was a cook, a grill master, a hunter, a fisherman, a hockey player, a coach, a magician, an impressionist, and so much more. Most importantly, he always used his many talents to entertain and show his love for his family and friends.
Ollie is preceded in death by his father, Murray. He is survived by his mother, Helen, his wife, Debbie, his children, Danielle (Ryan), Michael (Jessica), and Timothy, his grandchildren, Beau and Hazel, his sister, Susan (William), his nieces, Elizabeth, Emily, and Alexandra, his nephews, Zachary and Cameron, and many other extended family members and friends.
Funeral services will be held at Washburn-McReavy in Edina on Friday, February 10th 2023. Visitation will start at 10am and the service will begin at 11am. Feel free to join the family at Bunny’s Bar and Grill after the service to have a drink in Ollie’s memory. In lieu of flowers, please be kind to someone. Call a friend or relative. Forgive someone. All acts of kindness are appreciated