It is with sadness and regret that Olive was not able to reach her 100th birthday having passed away in the early hours of July 22, 2022.
She is survived by: daughter Doreen Baker; grandchildren: Shawna (John) Hignett; Verndale (Teresa) Boisvert; Ryan, Michelle Baker; Dianna Greyeyes; Elena Piche; great grandchildren Jonathon (Krystyn), Breann (Jason), Mark Hignett; Matthew, Luke Boisvert; Hayden, Levi, Dainen Greyeyes; Maliha, Iyanna, Ian Piche and just recently 2 great great grandchildren Buxley and Owen. She is also survived by Gordon (Adeline) Taylor who was her brother and best friend, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
She survived the death of husband Edward, son Dale, parents Edward and Annie Taylor, sisters Norine Brendon, and twin Velma Hart as well as many of her other relatives and friends.
Losing her father at a young age, working and raising her family on the farm, then having to deal with losing her husband in her midlife made Olive a very strong, independent woman. She tried to do everything herself but was very thankful to her friends, especially John and Judy Hammond and Jim Rickwood for being there when she needed to get a helping hand. Mom’s greatest passions were sewing and dancing. Many have either worn something she made or covered up with one of her quilts. She also liked to knit and crochet and in her younger day liked to help with home decorating. Of course if you ever visited on a Saturday night you’d hear her listening to CJWW Saturday Night Dance party. So now she will be reunited with those who have gone before her and will be dancing with the angels. She would want no part of sadness. She never cared for fuss, but just to be remembered is all she would ask of us.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 1:00pm at the Biggar Cemetery followed by an open mic. Memorial Reception at the Biggar New Horizons Projects 117 3rd Avenue West. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Biggar New Horizons Project.