Obituary of Olimpiu Maries
It is with great sadness and pain in our hearts, to announce that Olimpiu Calin Maries, left to join in the arms of God on February 11, 2023 at 12:07am at the young age of 54, after a yearlong battle with cancer. Surrounded by family and friends with great love he took his last breath. He is loved and remembered by his wife of 32 years, Dalila Maries. Beloved father to Mircea (Jasmine) and Lara. He will be missed by his fur baby, Ticko. Loved and always remembered by his first granddaughter Milani Mara Maries. Dear grandfather to Gracie and Nia. Beloved son of the late Vasile and Irina Maries of Romania. Predeceased by his in-law Viorica Morar and joins the late Vasile Morar. Brother to Flavia Drimus (late Iosif "Puiu" Drimus), loved and remembered by brother-in-law Dan Morar (Claudia). Beloved and cherished uncle to Aida Horvath (Laszlo)and great niece Zara Horvath, Silvia Morar, Anca Matiz (Vasile), great nieces Carina and Mara Matiz. Loved and remembered by many cousins, close friends and family in both Romania and Canada.
Born in the country of Romania on August 07, 1968, he moved to Canada in 1998 to follow his dream. Olimpiu and his wife have known each other for 35 years, and celebrated 32 years of marriage. They originally settled in Windsor then lived in Guelph and Cambridge before remaining in Windsor and building their future. Olimpiu was known to be hardworking, dedicated and a loving husband and father. He had a passion for cars and driving. He worked as a truck driver in Romania and continued to when he came to Canada. In 2011 he began to work for Fulger Transport and we cannot thank Radu and Renata Bogdanel enough for all their outpouring support and love towards him. Olimpiu was always full of life and is remembered by his humor, love for cars, dancing to anything and everything, and of course his intense passion for Spanish music that he would play any chance he got. He was always a Volvo and Volkswagen lover to anyone who knew him and he was the go-to for car advice. He was also the jack of all trades; he knew how to do it all and never hesitated to offer his help to loved ones. Throughout the years even after the diagnosis, Olimpiu continued to remain positive and showed his love for life and living, and his love for his friends and family. He never hesitated that he would beat this, until the very end when he wanted to make sure all the goodbyes were said. May he be guided by angels through the gates of heaven and rest infinitely until we meet again.
We would like to thank all the wonderful doctors and nurses who were along with him on this journey from Windsor Regional Hospital, especially 4west Metropolitan campus, London Health Sciences, and Hospice Windsor where he was able to pass surrounded by loved ones in comfort.
To those who want to join Olimpiu on his last truck drive,
Visitation will be held at WINDSOR CHAPEL (Central Chapel) 1700 Tecumseh Rd. E. 519.253.7234, on Monday February 13, from 5-8pm Prayers with Father Nick at 7PM (Parastas), A second visitation will be held on Tuesday February 14, from 2-5pm and 7-9pm. Funeral Service on Wednesday, February 15 at 11 a.m. Descent of the Holy Ghost Church (2895 Seminole St, Windsor). Burial to follow at Windsor Memorial Garden Cemetery 1100 Division Rd, Windsor.
Please join the family, in honoring Olimpiu for a luncheon at St George Orthodox Church (1960 Tecumseh Rd E, Windsor) in the basement at 3:00p.m
If you desire in lieu of flowers a donation to the family is greatly appreciated. Donations can be given during visitation and funeral service. Online condolences and cherished memories can be shared at www.windsorchapel.com
1700 Tecumseh Rd. East
Windsor, ON N8W 1C7
Phone: (519) 253-7234