Olga Marquart was born to Anna and Fred Stuber in 1928. She was the third youngest in the family of eight. She was a mere 10 months old when they emigrated to Canada from Bessarabia, Romania. They settled in the Craigmyle area of Alberta where they farmed.
In 1948, she married Denis Nelner, and three sons were born to this union: Gary, Larry and Lonny.
Unfortunately, tragedy would strike the young family, and in 1959 Denis passed away.
In 1965, Olga would marry Castor farmer, Alexander Boger. The family would double in size, from three children each, to a total of six. In 1968 they would add daughter, Laurie to the mix. Again, Olga would be widowed as Alex passed away in 1979.
Olga then married local carpenter, Edward Marquart in 1981. They would travel around Alberta and British Columbia visiting various family and friends.
A favourite memory was taking grandchildren camping for several days each summer. Each grandchild would have a chore to complete before anyone was able to have free time at the playground or beach, wherever they were camped.
Jigsaw puzzles, reading, crocheting and quilting along with gardening were a few of Olga’s varied hobbies. She took pride in her flower gardens, and it was not uncommon for her to give slips of plants, or flowers for others to plant in their own gardens.
In March of 2008, she and Ed moved to their new home at the Paintearth Lodge. It was here that Olga truly retired, as she could focus on doing what she wanted, instead of cooking and laundry.
Ed passed away in 2015 and Olga found solace in the friends she continued to make and keep while in the Lodge.
Due to a change in her needs, she moved to Points West in Red Deer in August of 2021, where she made friends with residents there. She participated in various activities while in Points West, and rarely if ever had a harsh word to say about anyone.
Olga passed away peacefully at Red Deer Regional Hospital at the age of 94 years. She will be greatly missed by family and friends.
Olga was predeceased by parents Anna and Fred Stuber, siblings: Elsie Harder, John Stuber, Ida Hunter, Fred Stuber Annie Nahajowich, Benjamin Stuber, Betty Ozust, husbands: Denis Nelner, Alexander Boger, and Edward Marquart.
The family of Olga Marquart would like to extend a heartfelt thank you and appreciation to Dr. Hanton and staff of Our Lady of the Rosary Hospital, for all that they’ve done in caring for Mom over the years, and to the staff of Paintearth Lodge, staff of Points West Living, Castor Home Care, and Points West Living Home Care in Red Deer.
A funeral service for the late Olga Marquart was held on Mon. Nov. 7, 2022 at the Knox United Church, Castor, Alta.
Donations in memory may be made and sent directly to Paintearth Lodge, P.O. Box 209, Castor, Alta. T0C 0X0 or the Alzheimer Society of Alberta, #306, 10430-61 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alta. T6H 2J3.
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Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium are entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements, 403-882-3141 or 403-578-3777.