On Sunday, March 9, 2014 at her home, at 93 years of age.
Olive was predeceased by her husband George (1992), daughter Judy (2006) and sister Kathleen (2008). Olive was dear mother of Carl and his wife Sheridan, Thunder Bay; Elizabeth and her husband Jim Grice, Niagara Falls; Richard and his wife Elizabeth, Fergus; John and his wife Erica , St. Catharines; Scott and his wife Bonnie, Barrie; Patricia and her husband Wade Yendall, Squamish, B.C.; cherished sister of Frances Dawson, Victoria, B.C.. Olive will be lovingly remembered by many nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren who were a source of great pride and joy for her.
Olive’s life was one of devotion – to her faith, her husband and her family. She began her career as a teacher of languages and used her gifts as editor of George’s many books on the history of Niagara. She was committed to her growing family while at the same time working in the family business . She was a devoted member of Southminster United Church for over 60 years, active in the UCW for 50 of those years.
A service in celebration of Olive’s life will be held at Southminster United Church, Hagar Avenue, Niagara Falls, on Saturday March 15 at 11:00 a.m. As an expression of sympathy, those who wish may make a memorial donation to Southminster United Church.