We were saddened to receive word that Kari passed on last weekend. He was a big man with a big heart and was a popular member of our group.

We remember him as a quiet player who usually took up a spot in the back row.

During the lockdown he kept up his music by joining a small Zoom group with Jens, Paul, Trudy, Annie V and Jim Carr.

Karen & Alan

A word from Jens McArthur Olsen


It was sad news for everyone who knew Kari. He was a sincere and warm human being.


I shall miss his friendship and company, his lovely music and his Scandinavian humour. He was so happy to find a person with whom he could share a glass of akvavit and a Finnish herring.