Olive J. Cook

August 8, 1939December 31, 2020

A funeral service for Olive J. Cook, 81, will be held at 11:00am on Monday, January 4, 2021 at Fox & Murray Funeral home with Pastor Charles Colton officiating. Calling hours will be held from 10:00am until the time of service. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Canton. Mrs. Cook passed away on Thursday (December 31, 2020) at United Helpers RiverLedge Nursing Home.

She is survived by her son James Cook of Canton, a dear friend Heather Folsom of Fine, and sisters Jennie (William) Billings of Ferguson, NC, Virginia (Alvin) Halladay of Canastota, NY, Shirley (Clifford) Perrin of North Bay, Canada, Betty (Ivan) Craig of Ottawa, Canada, Alice (James) Kinch of Longwood, FL, and Carol (Louis) Whipple of Hubbardville, NY.

Olive was born on August 8, 1939 in DePeyster, NY to the late Nelson and Bernice (Durham) Forbes. She attended Ogdensburg Free Academy and married Harry Cook on July 4, 1966. Olive was a homemaker throughout her life, and was an adoring mother to her son James. She was also a former parishioner of the Pilgrim Holiness Church.

Mrs. Cook was predeceased by a sister Louise Forbes, and brothers Charles, William and Clarence Forbes.

Olive enjoyed attending church, going to picnics, visiting with her son, canning vegetables, sewing, cooking, and socializing with friends. Memorial contributions can be made to Stepping Stone Ministries, 165 Smith Road; Gouverneur, NY 13642. Thoughts, condolences, and fond memories can be made online at


  • Calling Hours

    Monday, January 4, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, January 4, 2021


Olive J. Cook

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January 4, 2021

Memories of Christmas and the huge family reunions at Aunt Olive and Uncle Harry's farm! Great times!!!


January 3, 2021

My heart felt condolences, love, and prayers go out to the whole Forbes family. I am sorry for your loss and may God be with you through difficult time. Olive Rest In Peace. All my love and hugs to the family.

cliff perrin

January 3, 2021

this info is wrong shirley perrin is living in brockville on betty craig is living in north gover on carol is in hubbardville ny alice kench is in longwood fl jennie billing is in ferguson north caroline virginia halladay is in canasta ny

Carol Emmons

January 2, 2021

Rest In Peace Aunt Olive. Please say hi to Grandma and Grandpa for me.

John Peabody

January 1, 2021

On behalf of the Pilgrim Holiness Church of NY, Inc, I want to express to you our deepest sympathy, sincerest love, and heartfelt prayers to the Cook family. We love you folks. May the peace of God that passeth all understanding be yours in this difficult time.
My mom, dad, and I are so glad we were able to get aquainted with Olive the last four years. It was so interesting to find out the connection to the Forbes family on my mom's side. Olive's father (Nelson) was a brother to my mom's grandfather (Aurthur). I am thankful for her membership in and support of the Pilgrim Holiness Church; Early on in Ogdensburg and then in later years in Russell.
God bless the Cook family.

In Christian Love,
Rev. John A. Peabody, Jr.
Conference President
Pilgrim Holiness Church of NY, Inc.

Susazan Williams

January 1, 2021

Olive was one exceptional lady. I remember all the times that coffee was always on. I have drank a lot of coffee just chatting with her and Harry. My family always enjoyed her Pumpkin Cookies. She will be missed in more ways than one. We will miss you. RIP Olive!