Olive THOMPSON

THOMPSON Olive Joy Thompson of the Spruce View District, passed away peacefully on January 17, 2005 in the Red Deer Regional Hospital at 83 years of age. Olive will be sadly missed by her husband Howard Thompson; 3 sisters-in-law, Audrey Oliver, Evelyn Thompson and Alma Thompson; her daughters Hjordis (Brian) Rude, Kathie (Bernie) Friesen, Heather Thompson and Arlone (Ron) Lenz; sons Daniel Thompson, Arthur (Crystal) Thompson and Ted (Donna) Thompson; 16 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and by Mabel Russell, life long friend of Victoria, B.C. Olive was predeceased by her daughter Joyce in 1949; her parents Edward and Annie Oliver and her 8 siblings Arthur Oliver, Edna Blake, Hugh James Oliver, Irwin Oliver, Beulah Borgland, Bernice McGrandle, Irene Griffith, and William Hug Oliver; brothers-in-law Grant Thompson and Robert (Hazel) Thompson. Born in Sunnynook, Alberta on February 8, 1921, later moving to a farm in the Caroline, Alberta area with her parents and brother Hugh in 1931. She attended the South Fork School near Caroline for her primary education and graduated from High School in Dickson, Alberta and from Henderson’s Business College in Calgary. In 1943 Olive married Howard Thompson at the Dickson Bethany Lutheran Church. Olive and Howard enjoyed 61 years of marriage with many ventures that took them from logging west of Caroline, to educational service with the Ethiopian Government in Ethiopia and Washington, D.C. and eventually settling in the Spruce View/Heckla area on the family farm. Funeral Services to be held at the Bethany Lutheran Church of Dickson, Alberta on Friday, January 21, 2005 at 2 P.M. with Pastors Randy Fiege and Jason Sedore officiating. Interment will take place at the Tindastoll Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made to Red Deer Regional Hospital I.C.U.; Bethany Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, Dickson, Alberta; Caroline Church of the Nazarene Memorial Fund, or to the Tindastoll Cemetery Memorial Fund. Special thanks to the staff, nurses and doctors of the Red Deer Regional Hospital for the thoughtful care provided to mother while she was in the hospital. Sylvan Lake & Rocky Funeral Home and Crematorium your Golden Rule Funeral Homes, entrusted with arrangements.


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