McLEAN- Olive was born on July 13, 1928 in Pincher Creek, Alberta and passed away peacefully with family at her side on April 22, 2013 in Trail, B.C.
She is predeceased by her husband Ken, her infant son Allan, daughter Bonnie and her two brothers; Gerald and Reno. She is survived by her children Kathy (Wayne), Grant (Donna) and Joe; grandchildren Valorie Squires, Chelsea, Lucas and Erin McLean.
Olive grew up and went to school in Kimberley, and married Ken there in 1946. Olive was a very active person who was outgoing and fun loving. She brought these traits to her working life, whether as a farm wife in Meadowbrook, a store proprietor in Wycliffe or as a gardener in Creston.
She was a wonderful cook, painter, seamstress and also quite accomplished with needlework.
In her 30’s, she homeschooled for her G.E.D. and at the age of 50 became a certified home care nurse.
A private graveside service will be held in Kimberley at a later date. Gwen Ziprick of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with the arrangements. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence by visiting the family’s online register at www.myalternatives.ca
As an expression of sympathy, your donations to the Canadian Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated. www.alzheimer.ca
The family wishes to thank Dr. Smith and also the staff of Rosewood Village for their extraordinary care.
Olive will be very much missed by us, but Dad is waiting for the next dance.
Rest well Mom, you’ve earned it.