Olive Blanche (Ward) Myers

2 July , 191923 June , 2018

MYERS, Olive Blanche (nee Ward) Olive passed away peacefully, on Sat. June 23/18, just days before her 99th birthday, at Four Elms Retirement Residence in Vaughan, with her daughters by her side. She was predeceased by her husband, Russell Jay Myers in 1971, who is buried in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania. Olive was born in London, England on July 2, 1919. At 2 years of age, she came to Toronto, where she grew up. She attended Regal Road PS and Central Commerce HS. She worked as a stenographer (secretary) and was one of the first ‘liberated’ women of her day. She and Russ married in 1941 and spent the War Years state-side, while Russ played trombone with the Glen Miller US Army Band. They returned to Toronto and raised their 2 daughters, Amanda and Jo-Ellen. Olive was always the life of the party. She enjoyed square-dancing, swimming at the cottage, golf, bowling and even played baseball with employees at Consumers Gas. She also played the Cello. She loved travelling and went on many Elderhostels in retirement. She was well-loved and will be dearly missed by her daughters: Amanda Eason (Ernie) and Jo-Ellen Beck (Richard). She was an enthusiastic “Baba” to her 6 grandchildren: Jeff Eason (Leilei), Cheri Wilson (Craig) and Steve Eason (Stephanie Coleman) and Robin Beck, Jordan Beck and Brandon Beck. She was also “Baba” to 7 great-grandchildren: Katie, Chelsea, Bruce, Wesley, Gavin, Keira and Dylan. Visitation will be held at the Jerrett North York Funeral Home (6191 Yonge St., south of Steeles) on Wed. June 27, 2018. from 10:00 am until time of the funeral service which will be held in the chapel at 11:00am. A reception will follow the service. Interment at Beechwood Cemetery, Concord at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations made be made to Thornhill United Church or a charity of your choice.



  • Visitation Wednesday, 27 June , 2018
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, 27 June , 2018


  • In memoriam donations may be made to either the Thornhill United Church or to the Charity of your choice.

Olive Blanche (Ward) Myers

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Lynne Brophy

26 June 2018

Dear Jo-Ellen and Amanda:
We're so sorry for your loss. She will be much missed by all. Olive lived a long and good life. She made us all smile and was a dear friend to us all but especially to Mike. We have many memories of times she spent with us in Oakville and in Mono. Did you know that Olive accompanied Mike and me on our first date?? She and Mike were at the Library Bar at the Royal York hotel drinking martinis when I joined them. Not many guys would bring their PA on a first date, but Olive was special.
Our thoughts will be with you tomorrow.
Lynne and Family.

Amelia Yam

25 June 2018

Dear Jo-Ellen and family,

My deepest sympathies to you and your family during this very difficult time.

May special memories of your mom and the love of family and friends surround you, and give you strength in the days ahead. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories for comfort, healing, hope and to forever hold in your heart.

Please lean on your family and friends for strength, and always remember how much you are loved.

With sympathy, warm thoughts and prayers,