Olive Weatherhead, an only child, was born to Edwin and Ellen Weatherhead on May 4, 1924 in Nelson, B.C. where they resided for 2 years and then moved to Calgary where her father passed away when Olive was a young girl. There was some very difficult times for Olive and her mother over the years. Olive never married. Her mother lived with her until her passing. Olive lived in Edmonton, Alberta for a number of years where she worked for the Bank of Montreal and later International Harvestor. They later moved to Salmon Arm and later to Vancouver Island. Olive spent her later years in Campbell River, Courtney and Comox where she passed away on May 23rd, 2015 at Eagle View in St Joseph’s Hospital. Olive had cousins in Australia and England whom she never met but corresponded with over the years and had a close relationship with. Olive’s other family was her friends that she made over the years. She cherished these friendships and many times commented that God had always looked after her over the years and brought good people into her life. Olive always spoke her mind but she had a way about her that drew people to her. She loved music and entertainment night at the nursing home was a highlight for her. She could often be seen on the floor keeping time with her walker. Olive always liked to keep up on current events in the world. She could always tell you what places you needed to see while visiting out on the island.
She leaves to mourn her passing; cousins, Robert and Margaret Batchelor of Wokingham, England,
Rhonda and Larry Batchelor of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, and Clarisse and Mathew Flynn of Berkshire, England. She will be missed and fondly remembered by her friends from Alberta and Vancouver Island.
A memorial service was held for Olive on June 3, 2015 in the Church of St John the Divine in Courtenay, BC. A graveside service will be held at Mount Ida Cemetery, Salmon Arm on Thursday, June 18th at 11:00 am, with Bishop James Cowan officiating.
Online condolences can be sent through Olive’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.