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Marjorie Oliver

Marjorie Lois Oliver

Tuesday, July 29th, 1930 - Monday, January 11th, 2021
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Obituary

Marjorie Oliver passed away peacefully at Fairview Home on Monday, January 11, 2021 in her 91st year. She was the youngest of six children born to J.B. and Jenny Rome of Nesbit in 1930. She married George Oliver and moved to the Rounthwaite area where she resided on the family farm for over 50 years. Together they raised 4 children. As a hard-working farm wife, Mom successfully managed the household and raised her family prior to all of the modern conveniences. Mom was the original “meals on wheels” as she took hot 3 course meals out to the field during seeding/harvesting. She drove the grain truck in the fall, helped sort cattle, maintained the farm books and was full partner in every aspect of farm life. Although her freezer was full of home baking, she grew accustomed to opening empty containers as her children were adept at stealing and eating frozen cookies and dainties. As a farm wife, Mom maintained a large garden. Weeds shriveled at the sight of her trusty hoe, which the family thought should have a light installed on it! Always thrifty, Mom’s purchases were practical – never frivolous and she was fiercely independent. Mom and Dad spent many winters enjoying the sun and friends they met in Arizona. Following Dad’s passing, Mom moved to a condo in Brandon where her mission was walking her dog several times a day. We teased her that she was going to wear out the dog’s little feet. When Mom moved to Fairview Home, she adored her latest dog – a dementia dog that brought her joy. Marj was predeceased by her husband George (1998), grandson Chris Ross (2013), parents J.B. and Jenny Rome, siblings Ellen Howard, Bruce, Morely, Bev and Kaye Groves. Her memory will be cherished by her four children Lois (Bob) Ross, Glenda (Gerald) Speers, Brenda (Steven) Pennycook and George (Dianne) Oliver; eight grandchildren Vincent (Maribel), Garrett, Geoffrey (Meghan), Courtney, Ashley (James), Brittany (Garrett), Carlie (Bryan) and Katlin (Sean); eight great grandchildren Rexford, Rosabella, Logan, Gage, Kenna, Madison, Peyton and Evelyn; and Lucille Parsons, special family friend. Marjorie was laid to rest beside her husband in a private graveside service at Brandon Cemetery. Donations in memory of Marjorie may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Manitoba, 457 – 9th Street, Brandon, MB R7A 1K2 or to a charity of one’s choice. The family would like to thank the staff at Fairview home for the care and support Mom received.
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Jan Bradley

Posted at 01:06pm
Dear Lois
So sorry to hear of the loss of your dear Mom. Keep those happy memories close to your heart.Sharing and understanding your sorrow.
Luv Jan Bradley
 
LR

Lois Ross Posted at 12:06pm

Thank-you Jan. Hope you & the family are well.
LG

Lynn Goldstone

Posted at 11:33am
I was very saddened to hear of your Mom's passing. I lived beside her in the condo for 5 years and she was a wonderful wonderful lady and the best neighbor I ever had. She used to bring me her delicious hamburger soup, she was always there with blankets to cover my flowers in the fall and when she knew my grandkids were coming she was right over with ice cream for all of them! When I would send them over to thank her she welcomed them in with open arms. I would tell them don't stay too long but I usually had to go and retrieve them. She was truly one of the best and I was really sad when I moved out of the condos. Deepest sympathy to your entire families.
 
LR

Lois Ross Posted at 01:35pm

Thank-you for your kind memories of Mom Lynn. Mom always talked about your grandchildren when they came to visit. She loved the pictures they created for her & they would adorn her fridge. Thanks for being such a great neighbour. Hope you are well.
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Marion Speers

Posted at 12:46pm
Since sympathy to Lois, Glenda, Brenda, George, and your families as you mourn the passing of your mother and grandmother.
Cherish all your treasured memories.
 
LR

Lois Ross Posted at 01:36pm

Thanks so much Marion. Stay safe & well.
IG

Ian Grossart

Posted at 11:06am
To the Oliver family, we were sorry hear of the passing of your Mother and Grandma. May happy memories of her help you all through this time. Ian & Linda Grossart and family
 
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Lois Ross Posted at 01:38pm

Thanks so much. Yes, we have lots of memories. We loved climbing the Brandon Hills and going through your yard! Even Grandma Oliver did that with us. Take care.
DM

Darlene McPherson

Posted at 02:45pm
Sincere sympathy to the Oliver family as you mourn the passing of Mrs. Oliver. May your memories bring all of you a feeling of peace as you remember her and a life well lived.
George and Darlene McPherson
 
LR

Lois Ross Posted at 01:40pm

Thanks so much. Mom always enjoyed watching the crops grow & continued to do so after you started farming the land. Stay safe.
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