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Martin, Olive Grace

Posted By Obits On April 2, 2014 @ 12:28 pm In Obituaries | 23 Comments


Martin, Olive Grace, 90, of Caledonia, Queens County, formerly of Mapleton and Amherst, Cumberland County, passed away peacefully on April 1st, 2014, at North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia.

Born in Mapleton, she was the daughter of the late Knox McElmon and Elizabeth A. (Austin) Lodge.

Olive was a member of the Caledonia United Church and the United Church Women. Prior to her marriage she was a registered nurse.

She is survived by a son, Stephen and his wife Jeanne, of West LaHave; brother-in-law, James H. Steele, of St. John’s, Newfoundland, a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by he loving husband W. Harris and a sister Frances M. Steele.

A Celebration of Olive’s life will be held on Wednesday, April 9th, 2014, at 2:00 p.m., from Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool. Reverend David Lutes officiating. A committal will follow at Mapleton Cemetery, at a later date. Family flowers only. Donations may be made to North Queens Nursing Home, Caledonia United Church or to the North Queens Fire Association. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.chandlersfuneral.com


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Condolence from Gary, Toddy &Miranda Mansfield on April 2nd, 2014 5:19 pm

Stephen and Jeanne Please accept our sympathy at this most difficult time.

Condolence from Cathy Merry on April 3rd, 2014 6:03 am

Sorry to hear of the passing of Olive my sympathy to you .God Bless!

Condolence from Richard & Joan Canning on April 3rd, 2014 7:13 am

Stephen & Jeanne

Our deepest condolences on the passing of your dearly loved mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.

“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” By Helen Kellar

Love Richard & Joan

Condolence from Cheryl Slater on April 3rd, 2014 8:54 am

Stephen and Jeanne, we are so sorry to hear of your loss! Our sympathies at this most difficult time. Love Aunt Anne, Aunt Muriel,& Aunt Dorthy and Cheryl and Alan Slater xoxoxo

Condolence from Suzanne Frail on April 3rd, 2014 10:31 am

Dear Stephen & Jeanne

Please accept our deepest condolences. Olive was a lovely lady and will me missed.
Aunt Muriel, Aunt Dorothy, Aunt Anne, & Suzanne

Condolence from Don and Libbie Webster on April 3rd, 2014 2:42 pm

Stephen and Jeanne, please accept our deepest sympathy in the loss of Stephen’s mother, Olive. A pleasant, and reserved lady, she was of the kindest in nature one might wish to know. Your loss will be great but with time, the best of memories will come to the fore and you will accept her passing as one where she has gone to a peaceful rest. Our sympathy to you and yours at this time.

Condolence from Dwight and Louise Fancy on April 3rd, 2014 4:16 pm

Stephen and Jeanne, Please accept our condolences,and we are thinking of you both as you go through this difficult time. We will miss Olive as i would spent time walking with her just prior to her short illness She always had something to tell me with her sense of humor that would make me laugh. We will miss seeing you and Jeanne coming to the home to visit. Stephen you have spent a lot of time visiting both your parents and were so dedicated. When we lose a resident which is part of our family we also lose the loved ones families that also have become part of our big family May God bless you both as you move on in life and remember the good memories in hopes those memories will help you deal with the pain you have in your hearts now.

Condolence from Melanie Jackson on April 3rd, 2014 5:54 pm

So very sorry for your loss.I have known Olive a long time and she will be missed by all who knew and cared for her.Always enjoyed chatting with her and having an afternoon coffee together. Take care.

Condolence from Stanley & Joan Canning on April 3rd, 2014 6:13 pm

Steven and Jeanne, Please accept our Deepest Sympathy on the passing of Steven’s Mom. She will be sadly missed by all who knew her. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both during this very difficult time. God Bless

Condolence from Sterling Belliveau on April 4th, 2014 7:13 am

To the family of the late Olive Martin,

I would like to convey a sincere expression of sympathy in your time of great sorrow.

Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Sterling Belliveau, MLA

Condolence from OPam Lays on April 4th, 2014 7:21 am


So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and Jeanne.

Memories are wonderful; we just need to hold on to them.

Thinking of you both

Raymond & Pam Lays

Condolence from Kim, Robbie Horton and family on April 4th, 2014 8:45 am

Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mom. Our thoughts and prayer s are with you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Clayton & Marilyn Shupe on April 4th, 2014 11:40 am

Steven and Jeanne, Sending our deepest condolences on the passing of your Mother . God Bless

Condolence from Doris Atkins on April 4th, 2014 1:49 pm

Am thinking of you at this difficult time. Staff at nursing home could pretty much set our watches on olive at 2 pm that she would be coming for coffee and a cookie. We(staff),her extended family will also miss your mom. Take care, and remember, your mom is at peace now.

Condolence from Don & Pat Canning-Selig on April 4th, 2014 7:58 pm

Stephen & Jeanne,

Please accept our deepest sympathy on the passing of your Mother

God Bless

Condolence from cedric@susan smith on April 5th, 2014 5:45 am

steven and Jeanne sending deepest sympathy to you in the passing of your mother she was a very nice lady

Condolence from Bev. Bowers on April 6th, 2014 6:27 pm

Stephen, Jeanne & family: So sorry to hear of the passing of your
mom, Stephen & Jeanne. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time.

Condolence from Stephanie and Robert Oxenham on April 7th, 2014 4:21 am

Stephen and Jeanne ; With deepest sympathy on the loss of Stephen’s mother.

Condolence from Kathleen Telfer on April 7th, 2014 4:54 am

Stephen and Jeanne, please know how sorry I am for the passing of your Mother,Stephen.
I will always remember her thoughtfulness and care.
sincerely, Kay

Condolence from Maritime Conference United Church Women on April 7th, 2014 5:56 am

The Maritime Conference United Church Women extend deepest sympathy on the loss of your loved one, Olive.
May you always keep the memories of Olive in your heart and treasure them each day.

May the love of God surround you to comfort, strengthen and give you courage to face the difficult days ahead.

May you feel the love and caring of your UCW family and know that they are there to support, strengthen and give you encouragement.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

In Christian Love
Reta Manuel Corresponding Secretary

Condolence from Glen and Betty Penney on April 7th, 2014 9:26 am

Stephen and Jeanne, so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom.
Please accept our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Michael Fairn on April 8th, 2014 4:27 am

Stephen & Jeanne:

Sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. A neighbour gave us the following poem when my mother passed away. I think it says so much and I want to pass it along to you now in hopes that it helps in some small way. I still read it often for comfort and solace.

• From Rosamunde Pilcher’s book SEPTEMBER:

I have not gone, I have only slipped away into the next room.
Nothing has happened, everything remains exactly as it was.
I am I, you are you, and the old life we lived together is untouched, unchanged.
Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.
Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
Put no difference in your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.
Laugh at the little jokes we shared together.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.
Life means all that it ever meant, it is the same as it was.
There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
What is this death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner.
All is well!

Condolence from Paul and Gail Fancy on April 9th, 2014 3:29 pm

Stephen and Jeannie – we were saddened to hear of your mom’s passing and would like to send our deepest sympathy to you both.
Take care and we will remember you both in our prayers.

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