Olive passed away peacefully at home on May 4, 2015. She leaves behind her beloved husband Jack, daughters Kerry and Lisa, son-in-law Keith, and grandson Adam.
She was born in Ladysmith, raised in South Wellington, and lived in Qualicum since 1952. She had a lifelong love of music and dance, and was an accomplished ballerina. She was an avid figure skating fan, and a highlight was meeting her idol, Toller Cranston.
She was passionate about boating with her family, and later, trailering with Jack. They enjoyed several
trailer trips to California. Her favourite place in the world was Hawaii, and she and Jack travelled to several islands.
She was a chartered member of the Qualicum Curling Club and curled both ladies’ and mixed, and she
thoroughly enjoyed bonspieling. She liked to golf, particularly with her mother-in-law Anne. She was also a talented seamstress and sewed beautiful clothes and costumes for both daughters.
Olive worked as a receptionist at the Hall Giovando Clinic in Nanaimo, and for 15 years at Island Medical Labs in Parksville. She was loved by co-workers and patients alike, and was showered with cards and well-wishes when she retired in 1987. After retiring, she volunteered for several years at Milner Gardens as a greeter, once again making people feel welcome with her beautiful smile.
She was fun-loving, warm, and caring, and was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother. She loved and was loved by a great many family and friends, and will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered.
The family of Olive invites you to join us in a celebration of her life on Saturday, May 23, from 2:00-4:00 pm
at the Qualicum Beach Community Hall, 644 Memorial Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice are gratefully appreciated.