Olive Elizabeth Alcock (nee Okeson)

Dec. 26, 1930 – Dec. 23, 2010

While vacationing in Mexico, Olive died in the arms of her beloved husband, Val. She was predeceased by her mother Mary and step-father Victor Hemmingsen.

Born in Edmonton, Alberta, Olive lived the majority of her life in British Columbia having grown up in Ucluelet and Port Alberni. It was in Port Alberni that Olive met and married her husband Rodney (Val) Alcock, beginning a life of love and adventure. She loved traveling with Val, exploring over 13 countries. At age 32 she traveled from Prince Rupert to Alaska by boat and again at age 77. they conquered the entire state of Alaska in their Volkswagon “Hippie” Vanagon. Olive’s passion was the family’s genealogy, exploring the many family lines of both Val and herself. Olive loved to entertain her family and friends making each gathering a unique and first class experience. She had a myriad of interests including cuisine, heritage and the Arts.

Olive will be sadly missed and long remembered by those who knew and love her. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Val, her children Bud (Stephanie) Alcock, Sherri(David) Marks, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

A memorial celebration of Olive’s life will be held at Yates Funeral Services, 1000 Allsbrook Rd., Parksville, BC on January 28, 2011 at 10:30am Services to be conducted by her son-in-law Pastor David Marks and grandson Dr. Paul Evans.

Remains will be interred at Little Mountain Cemetery, Chilliwack, BC.


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