Olive passed away very peacefully on April 5, 2015, surrounded by her family. She was predeceased by her husband Allan Edgar, her son William Mitchel, her brother Norman Telford, and parents Kathleen and George Telford. Olive leaves behind her siblings Louise Vernon (Lillooet), William Telford (Williams Lake), and Robert Telford (Alexis Creek); children Bob Mitchel (Alexis Creek), Cathy Hudson (Campbell River), and Peggy Forsyth (Victoria), ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Olive was born in Alexis Creek, B.C., and as an adult lived in many places throughout B.C. and Alberta. The most enjoyable time of Olive’s life was spent traveling around Canada and the United States with her Husband Al. They loved stopping off anywhere they might find a friend to share a story and a cool drink with. She was always so proud of the family that surrounded her; they filled her life with love. She always remained true to her roots, never forgetting the origins of her family in Alexis Creek.
You could take Olive out of the Chilcotin,
but you couldn’t take the Chilcotin out of Olive.
As she was a long-standing Legion member, instead of flowers, Olive would have loved for donations to be sent to a local Royal Canadian Legion.
Arrangements entrusted to Island Funeral Services/Elk Falls Crematorium, Campbell River, B.C., 250-287-3366