Olive grew up on a farm in Oakville, Man. She graduated as a registered nurse from St. Boniface General Hospital, Winnipeg. She lived out her deep faith. Olive and Len served the church together. Knitting and quilting gave Olive pleasure and a way to express love. She loved to laugh and find the fun in everyday events. Olive loved her family. She was always up for a cup of coffee with her girls or sisters.