Olive was born in England.
She could remember right up to the end every detail of her childhood.
She often talked about the war years and the German planes flying above
her home headed for the bombing of London. She told the story of the time a German plane landed in her back garden.
Every two years, Olive would return to her homeland, to the place where her family remained.
In 1946, Olive came to Canada. She was a War Bride, She met her husband and they were married in July 1945.
They came back to his native Canada and to his hometown of Pembrooke.
Olive was a stay at home mom. She raised 5 children, and devoted her entire life to her family.
She loved being with her kids and their families, enjoyed the times when her brother Jeff and his wife came over from
England to Canada for a visit.
Olive enjoyed her life. She prided herself on not having to take any medications save a lone daily
vitamin C pill!
Olive loved to shop … almost every day of the week!
She liked music, especially Bob Seeger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll.” She loved to dance at the Army and Navy club near her home.
She kept in touch with her best friend Myra over the years and they loved to make each other laugh.
Olive enjoyed a good game of Euchre. Mondays were always a Euchre Night.
She belonged for many years to the Euchre Club in Port Credit and served as its Treasurer. For many years, Olive loved to knit.
She made baby outfits, poodle tea cozies, and sweaters right into her late 80’s. She also made preemie hats for the hospital.
Olive loved her home.
She loved her flowers and her front yard was filled with roses, carnations and Lily of the Valley.
It was her wish to remain in her home right to the end – and she did just that.