The death occurred of Olive Duffield on April 18, 2011 at her home at the age of 89.
Olive was born in London, England on January 24, 1922. Dear daughter of Florence and Robert Lilley and sister to Pat (Bob McTavish). Olive married John Duffield (deceased 1984) on June 14, 1941 in London and emigrated to Canada in 1949.
Beloved Mum to Christine Russell, Stephen (Kathy) and Sue (Don Campbell). Dear grandmother of David (Nicole), Debbie (Keith Bechtel), Lisa (Ron Godfrey), Jesse (Carla) and Katie (Mike). Special great-grandmother to Olivia and Noah Russell, Kassidy, Thomas and Josh Bechtel, Karli and Alana Marshall, Taylor and McKenzi Mitchell. Dear Aunt to Roger, Paul and Judy, and families.
Olive enjoyed employment in retail and banking, but mostly enjoyed homemaking, especially her garden. Olive and John retired to Muskoka in 1982 to be closer to family, who, after John’s sudden death, were her source of comfort and “oy’s”. Olive was always happiest when the grandchildren and great-grandchildren gathered for family events. Olive also enjoyed being a member of the Red Hat Society in Huntsville for several years.
A Memorial Service will be held in the Addison Chapel of the Mitchell Funeral Home
on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at 11 a.m.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to service.
A reception will follow at Trinity United Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Huntsville Animal Shelter or the Huntsville Hospital Foundation
would be appreciated by the family.