January 26, 1922 to January 3, 2015
Olive passed away unexpectedly with her daughters by her side in the Moog & Friends Hospice House in Penticton. Born in Indonesia to Salvation Army missionary parents, Olive and family moved to England when she was 10. An excellent swimmer, at 14, she was awarded a Certificate of Merit for Lifesaving. She attended Pitman College for secretarial training, working afterwards in legal and insurance offices. To assist in the War effort, at age 18, Olive joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force serving for 5 years in London and Birmingham England. Olive met the love of her life, Lou, who was serving in the Canadian Army overseas. He attended her 21st birthday party, they married on D-Day and Olive came to Penticton as a war bride in 1946. She worked for many years for School District 15. Radiant and loving, her positive attitude, ethics and spirit of adventure guided her family. She was a surrogate mother to many. All will remember her great cooking skills and the Christmas light display that she and Lou had on their Naramata Road property. Predeceased by Lou in 2007, brothers Ron and Douglas, and sister Kathleen. Olive is survived by her sister Dorothy (John) in England, daughters Luann Rezvani (Vahid) and Glenis Shanks (Andrew); grandchildren Siavash Rezvani (Melanie), Ramin Rezvani (fiancé Taylor), Matthew Shanks (Robin) and Heather Roberts (Brynn). Great-great-grandchildren include Xander, Keely and Max Rezvani; Katelyn and Gabriel Shanks and Marshall Roberts. An informal reception will be held on Saturday, January 10 at the Shatford Centre, 760 Main Street, Penticton from 1 to 3 pm. Your memories and stories can be shared with the family at www.everdenrust.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Moog & Friends Hospice Society or a charity of your choice.