1918 – 2013
Emily Olive Nelson, known to all as Olive, passed away on November 6, 2013 surrounded by her family and in the comfort of nurses and staff at Lacombe Continuing care. She was 95 years old.
Olive is survived by her loving family Elaine (Dick) Bruggencate of Gold River, BC, Carol (Terry) Lee of Lacombe, Janice (Bob) Stenberg of Alder Flats and Barry (Penny) Nelson of Red Deer.
Also ten grandchildren, Lynette (Curtis) Aikens, Jay (Jennifer) Bruggencate, Kyle (Maxine) Bruggencate; Teryl Fankhanel, Cindy (Reg) Krause; Denise (Jeff) Colyn, Mark (Sharon) Stenberg, Shane Nelson, Duane (Delores) Nelson and Nadine Nelson; also she is survived by 17 great-grandchildren Christopher Aikens, Chelsea Aikens, Janna Bruggencate, Gerrit Bruggencate, Jacklyn Bruggencate, Tyler Bruggencate, Colby Bruggencate, Ashley Bruggencate; Paytten Fankhanel, Alexander Krause, Parker Krause; Serafia Colyn, Jacob Colyn; Joshua Nelson, Christian Nelson, Justin Nelson and Avery Nelson.
Olive is also survived by her brother George (Nora) Greenfield of Stettler and her sister Gertrude Lomsdal of Minnesota, USA.
She was predeceased by her parents Henry and Emily Greenfield, her husband David Nelson, her infant daughter Betty Nelson and by one sister Hazel Wyville.
A service to celebrate Olive’s wonderful long life was held at the Veteran United Church on Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 2 pm with the Rev. Sue Hertell officiating. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Olive, memorial contributions may be made to the Veteran Cemetery or to a charity of your choice in care of Coronation Funeral Home who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.578.2928. Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting www.brennenfuneralhome.com and clicking on Olive’s obituary.