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Oliver; Dorothy

Posted By Obits On January 30, 2020 @ 3:37 pm In Obituaries | 71 Comments

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Dorothy (Smart) Oliver – Milton, NS
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dorothy (Smart) Oliver, 88, of Milton, Queens County, NS. in Queens General Hospital on January 29, 2020 surrounded by her family.
Born September 9, 1931 in Brooklyn, Queens County, Dorothy was a daughter of the late Ernest C.F. Smart and Florence (Constable) Smart. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.
Dot said that raising and loving her three children was her greatest joy in life. She enjoyed a good game of cards and hosting the family in her kitchen for delicious home-cooked meals. As the family grew and spouses and kids were added, she always found room for everyone around the table(s). Later in life, Dot was known for walking around the river with her cocker spaniel, sometimes up to four times a day! She wore out her sneakers like nobody’s business. Her smile, patience and kind words will be missed by all who knew her.
Dot is survived by her three children Vernon (Sharon) Oliver, Judith (Kenneth) Minard, and Daniel (Sally) Oliver, her grandchildren, Stacey (Chad) Oliver-Carson, Jason (Genita) Oliver, Parker Minard, Dena (D’Arcy) Hueston, Sarah (Max) Oliver and Amy (Kurt) Oliver. Great-grandchildren: Madison, Alex, Ryleigh, Kael, Graham, Tom and Claire.
Dot was predeceased by her beloved husband of 44 years Ernest (Ernie) Oliver; her sisters Vera Russell, Olga Lucas, Florence Whynot; brothers, Albert, Cyril and Timmy Smart and her granddaughter-in-law Leslie Ann Minard.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool, NS. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 1st from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at Chandlers’ Funeral Chapel. Donations may be made to Hillsview Acres, Middlefield, NS; Queens Manor, Liverpool, NS; or Queens General Hospital, Liverpool, NS.
A special thank you to all her caregivers at Hillsview Acres and Queens Manor, as well as Dr. Tim Woodford and the wonderful nurses at Queens General Hospital.

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Condolence from Christopher Clarke on January 30th, 2020 4:00 pm

The Manor will be an emptier place without Dot’s smile and wave. We became friends when she lived at Hillsview Acres. It was always a pleasure to say hello and to chat with her. My condolences and sympathy to her family. Christopher

Condolence from Doug Winters on January 30th, 2020 4:40 pm

To all of Dorothy,s family,
Our deepest condolences on her passing.
Sincerely,
Doug and Dot

Condolence from Peggyand Richard Hatt on January 30th, 2020 4:53 pm

To all of Dot’s family . I am so pleased to have known Dot ever since I moved to Milton .We always had good chats while on her way around the river …Dot will be a big miss to all who had the pleasure of knowing her .
Sincerely Peggy and Richard

Condolence from Kevin Page on January 30th, 2020 4:56 pm

Dan and family sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kevin and Debbie

Condolence from Marilyn Malone on January 30th, 2020 5:19 pm

Judy, Danny, Vernon and all of Dot’s family:
So sorry to learn of your Mom /. Grandmother passing. Remember having some great card games on a Friday night.
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Your memories can never be taken.
Marilyn Malone

Condolence from Gail & Dennis Lavender on January 30th, 2020 5:38 pm

So very sorry to hear of your loss our hearts and prays go out to you all Judy your mom did a great job with life you can see it in the love you all have .

Condolence from Allan and Beth LaRocque on January 30th, 2020 5:54 pm

To The Family,

We are very sorry to hear of Mrs. Oliver’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Take care and God Bless.

Condolence from Debbie J Wamboldt on January 30th, 2020 5:59 pm

My condolences and prayers for peace in everyone’s hearts at this time.

Condolence from Belinda Wentzell Delong on January 30th, 2020 6:01 pm

Judy,Kenny and family,so sorry to read the loss of your Mom,mother in law and grandmother…My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time in your lives.

Condolence from Liz and Neil Emenau on January 30th, 2020 6:17 pm

Dan and Sally and Family,
Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother, Dan. We are thinking of you and Sally and the rest of your family at this time. Sincerely, Liz and Neil

Condolence from Sharon & Philip Thorbourne on January 30th, 2020 6:20 pm

Judi, Dan, Vernon & Families
So sorry for your loss. Dot was a Beautiful person, loved by everyone. Cherish your memories.

Sharon & Philip

Condolence from Members & Adherents of the Milton, Port Medway and Charleston Baptist Churches on January 30th, 2020 6:30 pm

Judy, Dan, Vernon and Families, On behalf of the Milton, Port Medway, and Charleston Baptist Churches, we are saddened to hear of the loss of our dear friend Dot, who has been a dedicated and long-time member of the Milton Baptist Church family. Remembering her wonderful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. She was truly a blessing in our lives and we will miss her. May God be with you in your time of sorrow. Love and sincere condolences to you.

Condolence from Charlene and Bruce White on January 30th, 2020 6:44 pm

Our sincere sympathy is extended to all of Dot’s family.
She was a lovely lady and will be missed by many.

Condolence from Laurie and janet clattenburg on January 30th, 2020 6:46 pm

So sorry for your loss

Condolence from Rebecca Williams on January 30th, 2020 6:48 pm

My heart felt feelings go out the entire family, Aunt Dot, was for sure a special lady. Had many talks with her over the years, and always had a great respect for her. She will be missed by all that knew her.

Condolence from Paul and Gloria Whynot on January 30th, 2020 7:08 pm

We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was always a very friendly and well liked lady. Remember all of the wonderful times you spent together.

Condolence from Sally and Earle on January 30th, 2020 7:23 pm

A lovely person full of Love, Life and Laughter!! She will be missed.

Condolence from Nancy and Manson White on January 30th, 2020 7:25 pm

Family,

Sorry to hear about the loss of this great lady. We know how difficult it is to lose a Mom. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Sincerely,
Nancy and Manson

Condolence from Janice Mitchell on January 30th, 2020 7:33 pm

I knew Dot long before I began working at Queens Manor. I will miss seeing her smile every day and hearing her call me “Sweetie” as she did to so many at the Manor. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. My sincere condolences to her family. May all your wonderful memories comfort you during this difficult time. Rest in Peace Dot.

Condolence from Rick Millard on January 30th, 2020 7:39 pm

Hello, Dan and Sally,
So sorry to hear that your mum passed. Our prayers are with you and Sally and family during this rough time.
Sincere regards,
Rick Millard

Condolence from Debbie/ Gene Wamboldt on January 30th, 2020 7:39 pm

Danny and Family
So sorry to hear of your loss. May you know that you are in our prayers and thoughts

Condolence from Jan Winchester on January 30th, 2020 8:12 pm

So sorry for your loss,
Sincerely,
Jan

Condolence from Diane and Donald White on January 30th, 2020 8:42 pm

Judi and Ken , Dan and Sally, Vernon and Sharon and all of Dot’s family and friends, our sincere condolences to you all.
Dot always had a twinkle in her eye and a smile followed by a “ Hi sweetie “ for us. She adored her children , how lucky were you all to have had her all these years.
Bless her.

Diane and Donald

Condolence from Amanda Conrad on January 30th, 2020 9:15 pm

She had a smile that lit up any room she was in, and a beautiful laugh. I enjoyed yrs with her as a resident of mine at hillsview she holds a special spot in my heart. My deepest sympathies, my thoughts and prays are with Dots entire family at this time xo

Condolence from Darlene Connolly on January 30th, 2020 9:50 pm

Judy, Ken and family — Sincere condolences on the passing of your mom, Judy.
By reading what others have written, your mother was a very well liked. My thoughts
and prayers to all the family at this sad time.

Condolence from Terri and Brad Longmire and David Huskins on January 30th, 2020 9:50 pm

Judy, Kenny, Parker, Dena, and family

So sorry to hear of your mom/grandmother’s passing. Condolences to you all. You are in our thoughts at this very sad time.

Condolence from Gordon Eisnor on January 30th, 2020 10:42 pm

Dan and family: My sincere condolences to you and all your family.

Condolence from Donna Denison on January 30th, 2020 10:56 pm

Dan, Sally Judi and Ken – so sorry to read of your mom’s passing. Hugs to you all – Donna

Condolence from Bonnie and Norman on January 30th, 2020 11:05 pm

To all of Dot’s family:
Sending sincere condolences and hugs at this very sad time.

Bonnie and Norman

Condolence from Wanda Horton on January 30th, 2020 11:07 pm

A very well liked lady with an awesome smile . So kind & gentle , .

Condolence from Sandy and Barry Cross on January 30th, 2020 11:22 pm

To Dorothy Oliver’s family, please except our deepest condolences. Our mom, Joan Rhyno, was a room mate of Dot’s for quite awhile until she moved to a single room. She enjoyed rooming with Dot. They got along great. We really enjoyed talking with Dot as she sat in her chair to read a magazine and she lived our dog Holly. Holly always kept the ladies busy going from one to the other. Dot will be missed.

Condolence from Brenda and Ira Huskins on January 30th, 2020 11:48 pm

Ira and I were so happy to have known Dot. May you RIP Dot.

Condolence from Holly and Philip Smith on January 31st, 2020 12:14 am

Dan and Sally, Judy and Ken, and families,
We were saddened to read that Dot had passed this week. She was a lovely lady and will be missed at the Manor by so many fellow residents, staff and visitors.
Thinking of you all as you say goodbye to your Mom and reflect on her long life.
Holly and Philip Smith

Condolence from Deborah McNair on January 31st, 2020 12:17 am

Vernon, Sharon and extended family,

Our condolences on the loss of your Mother, Grandmother.
Cherish your memories and hold them close at this time and the days to come

Sincere Sympathy,
Deborah and Peggy McNair

Condolence from Francis & Peggy Payzant on January 31st, 2020 5:17 am

Dear Judy, & Dan & Vernon & Families;
Francis & I Are Very Sorry To See That Your Mom Has Passed Away. I Remember When Judy & Kenny Would Bring Her Into Sobey’s To Do Her Grocery Shopping And She Would Come To My Register To Get Checked Out. She Was Always Smiling And So Full Of Life. But Then Of Course Kenny Would Be Teasing Her A Lot, But She Took It With A Grain Of Salt, Sort Of Speak. We Would Just Look At One Another, Roll Our Eyes And Laugh!!! I Could Tell That She Was Loved A Lot And Thats The Way It Should Be. Your Mom Is Now At Peace And With The Love Of Her Life. Cherish All Your Beautiful Memories Of Your Mom And Tuck Them Close To Your Heart. These Memories Will Help Get You Through Some Very Difficult Days Ahead. May She Now Rest In Eternal Peace And May The Healing Begin For All The Family!!!

Sincerely:
Francis & Peggy Payzant

Condolence from Marsha&Gordie on January 31st, 2020 5:44 am

Vernon, Judi, Dan and families sending our deepest sympathy at this very sad time. Dot was a lovely lady and will be missed by all.

Condolence from judy quinn on January 31st, 2020 7:29 am

So very sorry to here of her passing R I P

Condolence from Jeanette Toplis on January 31st, 2020 7:56 am

Judy, Danny, Vernon and families. So sorry to hear of Dot’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

Condolence from Patti Fraser on January 31st, 2020 8:27 am

Dot was a wonderful lady. Remember all the wonderful times and keep the memories close to you.

Condolence from David and Bonnie Hatt on January 31st, 2020 8:50 am

Thinking of you as you say goodbye to your Mom.A special lady for sure.A beautiful smile .Always enjoyed chats with Dot .Keeping you in our prayers.

Condolence from Marg Brown on January 31st, 2020 9:10 am

Danny, Judy, Vernon & families, So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. So many good memories came back when I was thinking of her – mostly her smile and laughter. Always felt welcome even when it was getting a Toni! (She curled a lot of hair!). Thinking of you all as you go through the next while.

Condolence from Sandra Turpin on January 31st, 2020 9:34 am

Judi, Ken & Family:

So sorry for your loss. My sincere condolences.

Condolence from Linda & Raymond Wentzell on January 31st, 2020 9:44 am

Dear Judi & Ken, Danny & Sally, Vernon & Sharon and families,

We were so sorry to hear of Dot’s passing. Please accept our deepest sympathy.

I have many happy memories of Dot’s company each Christmas Eve as well as many visits to her home and at Hillsview Acres, where we had great chats & lots of laughs. She was so proud of her family.

You are all in my prayers.

Linda & Raymond Wentzell

Condolence from Robert DF.Legge on January 31st, 2020 9:59 am

Vernon, Judy, Dan and families. Sorry to hear of Dots’s passing. We were friends for years. Hold on to your memories. She was a great lady.
Robert

Condolence from R.C. Seebold on January 31st, 2020 10:29 am

You will be missed Dorothy. My condolences to the family.

Condolence from Julie Leopold on January 31st, 2020 11:23 am

That’s sooo sad. I will miss her dearly. I had the pleasure of getting to know her when she lived at Hillsview. She was one of my favourite people to chat with. Loved her stories and jokes. She had the best sense of humar. She was the sweetest lady I ever knew. Always had a beautiful smile. My sincerest condolences to the family Dorothy

Condolence from Derek and Shelly Neilson on January 31st, 2020 11:25 am

Dan and Sally, Judi and Ken, and all of your families.
So sorry to hear of Dot’s passing.
She was a very special lady.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Floris Bartlett on January 31st, 2020 11:43 am

So sorry to hear of Dot’s passing .
Love to all the Family
Floris Bartlett and Family

Condolence from Gale and Art Deveau on January 31st, 2020 12:02 pm

Dan and Sally and family, Judy and Ken and family, Please accept our sincerest condolences on the passing of your Mom. Cherish your memories, take care

Art and Gale Deveau

Condolence from Elizabeth and Jim Fraelic on January 31st, 2020 1:18 pm

Dan, and Oliver family, sincere sympathies on the passing of Dot. I know you have many memories to help lift your spirits in the coming days.

Condolence from Hugh and Karen Minard on January 31st, 2020 3:51 pm

Dan, Judi, Vernon and families. Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing she was a kind gentle caring lady for the many many years I knew her.

Take care
Karen and Hugh

Condolence from Margo Hanley on January 31st, 2020 4:53 pm

To all the family: I’m very sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one. My prayers are with you all at this sad time.

Condolence from Bonnie Hartlen on January 31st, 2020 6:26 pm

Dear Dan and families,
So very sorry to hear of the loss of your mom. A very lovely lady and I always thought, if I could walk as far per day as your mom did there would have been a lot less of me. I know she would or is laughing at that right now. No more walking Dot, as when your wings are ready, the heavens are the limit, I will be looking up to the sky to see how much flying you do! with respect and affection,
Bonnie Hartlen/Norman Rafuse

Condolence from Reid and Patti Emenau on January 31st, 2020 7:21 pm

Dan, Judy and the Oliver family,

Our sincere sympathies on the passing of your mom. Although we didn’t know Dot the words spoken of her in these condolences tells us she was a special lady. You are in our thoughts at this sad time.

Condolence from Rosalee Smith and Delphine Dexter on January 31st, 2020 8:07 pm

Dan and Sally, Judi and Ken …and all of Your families …mom and I send our sympathies and condolences. Her smile shines on.

Condolence from Cookie Trainor on January 31st, 2020 10:04 pm

Judi, Ken, Dan & Sally.
So sorry for your loss. Keep the memories in your heart and it helps to try to make your days happier.
Love, Cookie

Condolence from Bob and Charlotte Kelley on January 31st, 2020 10:29 pm

To Dot’s family:
We are so sorry for your loss. Dot was a wonderful lady who will be greatly missed. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort during the difficult days ahead.

Condolence from Enid MacKay on February 1st, 2020 10:56 am

Please accept my sincere sympathy on your loss.

Enid M.

Condolence from Gail and Martin on February 1st, 2020 1:38 pm

We are so sorry to hear of your Mom ‘s passing.I remember seeing her walking several times every day…always with a big smile and usually with a happy dog! Gail and Martin

Condolence from Daryl and Gladys Williams on February 1st, 2020 4:39 pm

Judy, Ken, Parker, Dana and Family

We are very sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. I remember seeing her and the dog walking. She always
had a beautiful smile when I saw her at the manner. She will be surely missed and be forever in your hearts.
We offer our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Belle Young on February 2nd, 2020 3:00 pm

To Vernon,Sharon Stacey and Jason, my heartfelt condolences to you all, my prayers and thoughts are with.

Condolence from Glenn and Kathi Parlee on February 2nd, 2020 10:13 pm

We were very sorry to hear about Dot. She was one of the parents who made Milton a wonderful, safe place to grow up. We missed seeing her walking when she moved to Hillsview – she always had a smile and a few minutes to chat. Our condolences to you all.

Glenn and Kathi

Condolence from Sherry MacPherson on February 4th, 2020 8:34 pm

Dan and Family,
So sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing, we wanted to let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

Blake, Sherry and John

Condolence from Diane Simons on February 4th, 2020 8:51 pm

Judi, Ken and family,
We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Our thoughts are with you!
Dot, Diane and Dan

Condolence from Bonnie Henderson on February 4th, 2020 9:22 pm

Judy & Ken,

I am so sorry to read of your mother’s passing.
Sincere condolences to you at this time.

Bonnie

Condolence from Phyllis Leaman on February 5th, 2020 11:00 pm

So sorry for the loss of your beautiful Mom. I just found out and so surprised and sad.

Condolence from Shirley and Paul on February 9th, 2020 6:01 pm

Dan, Judy and Vernon: I just read of your sweet mothers passing. Know that we are thinking of you with love during this most difficult time. To lose a Mom is heart breaking. You are in out thoughts and prayers. Blessings

Condolence from Tina Quinn on February 10th, 2020 9:56 pm

So sorry to hear of Mrs.Olivers passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this very sad time.

Tina and Mike

Condolence from Wendy Borden on February 13th, 2020 7:01 am

Judy, Dan and families, please accept our condolences on the passing of your mom. Always remember her walking around the river.

Wendy and Lloyd

Condolence from Sheila brannen on February 20th, 2020 8:47 pm

My heart goes out to the family .sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Karen and Jim McKeown on February 22nd, 2020 9:01 pm

Judy and Ken,
So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Our
Thoughts are with you. Hugs

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