(The Cape Breton Post, Sydney, Nova Scotia, September 17, 2010)
Obituary - SHEPPARD, Olive (Butler)
It is with deep sadness we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and sister on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010, at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital, Sydney, after a brief illness, surrounded by her family. Born in Whitney Pier, Olive was the daughter of Walter and Sadie (Bradbury) Butler. Olive was a faithful member of All Saints' Anglican Church in New Waterford. She was a past leader in the church's JA movement and member of the All Saints' Ladies Guild. For many years, Olive was the manager of the Schwartz of New Waterford Furniture Store. Upon her retirement, she and Alfie were able to enjoy 42 summers camping throughout Cape Breton and their winters dancing every Saturday night. Olive was an expert crotchetier and knitter and her grandchildren and great-grandson loved to receive mitts, hats and scarves from 'Nana'.
Olive is survived by her husband of 59 years, Alfred; her son, David (Lorraine); daughters, Dorothy (Eric) McDonald and Peggy (Kenny) Forward, all of River Ryan; seven grandchildren, David, Jr., Amanda, Andrew, Jeffery, Christopher, Kendra and Kent; as well as, a great-grandson, Jack Mombourquette. She is also survived by siblings, Irene Cottiers, New Jersey; Clarence (Aline) Butler, Sydney; dorothy Manuge, Ontario; Sadie Ells, Amherst and Phoebe Porter, Mira.
Besides her mother and father, Olive was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Doreen and sost recently her precious great-granddaughter, Autumn Lea Mombourquette; three siblings in ingfancy and brothers-in-law John Manuge, Jules Ells and Eddie Power.
there will be no public visitation. A service to celebrate Ollive's life will be held at All Saints Anglican Church on Monday, Sept 30, 2010 at 11 a.m. with Rev Vernon W. Reid officiating. Interment will be in Union Grove Cemetery, followed by a reception in the church hall.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the V. J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 380 Smith St. New Waterford.
Family flowers only. In lieu of flowerd, memorials may be made to the All Saints Anglican Church.
Online condolences to the Sheppard family may b e sent to www.vjmcgillivray.ca.
The family would like to express their thanks to the ICU staff at the Cape Breton Regional Hospital for their care and compassion.
"No words can say how sorry we are to hear of the passing of such a wonderful person. Our thougths (sec) and prayers are with you & your family during this very difficult time. We love you and are thinking of you every minute of the day."
"We miss you so much Nana, but I take comfort in knowing that your are in heaven holding Baby Autumn and your Linda in your arms. We will never forget you and Jack will grow up knowing how much his great-frandmother loved and cherished him."
"I am in shock to read this today. Olive was a great woman with the biggest heart. I know Olive from Mira park and she was great friends with my dad, Steve Snook.
My condolences to Alffie and the family, with all our love from the Snook Family.
She was a amazing woman that was loved and will be missed. RIP"
Sister Marie Kelly
Dear Peggy and Family: I noticed in the paper that you Mom passed away. My condolences to you and your family at this time of loss. Be assured of my prayer and remembrance. Sister Marie Kelly."