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Olive May McLachlin

25 julio , 19359 febrero , 2021

Olive is predeceased by her parents Brigadiers Reg. and Grace Bamsey, her husband Glenn and her sister Elizabeth (Betty) Oliver, and son-in-law Larry Weeks. She is survived by her four daughters; Ruth and husband Philip Hewitson, Donna McLachlin and partner Kevin Lord, Beverly and her husband Brian Reeves, and Nancy and her husband James Shave. She is also survived by sister Mildred Jarvis, brother-in-law Arthur Oliver, five grandchildren; Stephen, Michael and wife Laura, Andrew and wife Nicole Hewitson, Natalie and husband Michael Feteka, Daniel and wife Elisha Weirmeir, and seven great-grandchildren; Kasey, Ruby, Evelyn, Eli, Dyson, Alexandra and Jacob, as well as many nieces and nephews.

Olive was married in Windsor, Ontario in 1955 to Glenn McLachlin until his death shortly after their 50th anniversary. Glenn and Olive moved their family to London, Ontario in 1957. Olive raised her girls and worked part-time at Eaton’s for 25 years and when she retired she enjoyed volunteering at the Victoria Hospital gift shop in London. Four years after Glenn passed away, Olive moved to Waterloo, Ontario to be closer to her family there. She volunteered for Meals on Wheels of Waterloo for a short time.

Private family graveside service will be held. Donations may be made to the Parent Child Resource Centre at Salvation Army, Kitchener Corps, or directly to Salvation Army Kitchener Corps 519-745-3351.

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Lorraine Noble

23 febrero , 2021

To Olive's families,
We first met your parents at London Citadel in 1991 and again after returning there in 2002. Since your Mom moved to Kitchener, anytime I saw her at any Army event we would have a chat and she always wanted to know how people were at LC. We were surprised to hear about her passing and would like you to experience the all encompassing comfort that comes alone from the God of all comfort in these days.
Majors Wilson & Lorraine Noble

Catherine Evenden

12 febrero , 2021

My first memory of Olive was at the airport in the early 80s when Donna and I were embarking on our year-long adventure in Europe. She was friendly but a little distracted because she wasn't thrilled Donna was leaving for so long. We got to know each other much better when she visited Ruth when I was at the house and then even more so when she moved to Kitchener. I loved chatting with her at the corps at various events. She was forthright, had a twinkle as she delivered her strong opinions, and always sought out and asked after Karen. She prayed for us daily, always said she prayed for me specifically as Karen's caregiver and supported Karen generously. I loved her strong spirit, her laugh and her willingness to help in any way possible. She eventually allowed this huggy girl to hug her regularly and I have watched, as her dementia progressed, her expressions of warmth and tenderness blossom. I will miss her and pray for the whole family daily.

Gordon Jarvis

12 febrero , 2021

Ruth, Donna , Beverly, Nancy, my thoughts are with you, with fond remembrances, as I participated in the Virtual Presentation for your Mum. Getting to know 4 vibrant young ladies and both your Mum and Dad were exciting times that added much anticipation to my frequent visits to London. Good memories are the foundation for keeping us positive in times of concern. (even those involving wedding cakes Ruth !) I trust each of you and your loved ones are healthy, happy and looking forward to a rewarding future.
Much Love, Keep Smiling!!!
(Uncle?) Gord.

Irene Stickland

12 febrero , 2021

Thinking of you all this morning as you share in the service for your sister, (mom, grandma and great grandma). I loved her too, and treasure all the times she shared herself and her family with me. My love and prayers surround you all. May God’s love and presence surround you each day, bring comfort to your hearts. Much love.... “Auntie” Irene....

Karen Gibson( Morris)

11 febrero , 2021

Dear Ruth, Donna, Beverly and Nancy.
I am so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing.
It has been awhile since I have seen all of you, but I remember lots of good times and smile to myself.
I know you have lots of wonderful memories of your Mom and your Dad.
My parents are living in a seniors residence now and COVID is the worse time to move! Or to want your loved ones by your side.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Take care and God Bless!

BARBARA HOOVER

10 febrero , 2021

Dear Ruth, Donna, Beverly, and Nancy,

I am sorry for your loss. Your mom was a good neighbour and devoted mother. We all enjoyed seeing her and you at my mom's big birthday a few years back.
I hope your memories of happy, youthful days will bring you comfort as you mourn your loss.

Barbara, and on behalf of Ruth, Carrie and Anita

Bev Goode

10 febrero , 2021

Hello: Olive was a resident of 65 Westmount Rd., N. Waterloo and I am the superintendent along with my husband Earl. I never had a conversation with Olive but I so looked forward to seeing her. She had the most calm and loving spirit that shone from her eyes and was evidenced in her smile. I loved to say "Hi Olive!" to her and her smile would widen. She was a lovely lady, a sister in Christ we will meet again. Today I find out as well that she was born the same month as myself and has a daughter Beverly, no wonder I felt a closeness to this sweet lady.
Sending out a hug to my friend Olive and her family. May her loving influence live on through your lives.
Bev Gooden

Joan Bolam

10 febrero , 2021

I remember Glenn and Olive and their lovely family from our early days at London Citadel in the 1970s, and was impressed by their sense of service and their kindness and encouragement. Over the years, I got to know Olive better through our Women's Ministry program and Young@Heart. Olive was forthright, but generous; hardworking, but fun loving; strong, but tender. She and Marg Burnes built a wonderful ministry for Funeral Receptions at our church, ensuring that every family was given a beautiful reception after the Service of Remembrance, and that every detail was perfect. The tables were set with linen and flowers; the food was not only delicious but set out with elegance; there were places for the family to sit with friends; and tables set up for photos and other memorabilia. We continue to offer this service based on Olive's and Marg's ministry.
May God give the family much joy in their family memories; May He bring peace and comfort each day to each of you. Love, Joan and Alan Bolam

Lorraine Wright-Everett

10 febrero , 2021

So sorry to hear of the passing of your dear mom, Olive.
We have wonderful memories of your family living in London on Emery Street! Olive was found so often helping at the Citadel in the kitchen and so many events. Mom has many memories as well and when I read the piece in the paper to her,she recognized and remembered Olive very well.
You will all miss your mom, but be grateful for the memories made through the years.
Thinking of you and praying that God will wrap His loving arms around you and give you peace.

Lorraine and Olive Wright

Cindy Vos

10 febrero , 2021

Please except our deepest sympathies. So very sorry for your loss.
Olive was special and I always loved her comments about life and stuff at KCC. My fondest memories are her helping me to decorate the fireside tree. She did this a few times, She said she did not think she was very good at it, but she was and we enjoyed each others company. I have missed that these past years when she was unable to help any more. She also enjoyed the shortbread I-made for her.
I truly will miss her!❤️

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