Leonard (Len) Beardmore Ollive passed away on July 20, 2014 at the age of 89 years in Stettler, Alberta. Len was born in Calgary, Alberta on October 27, 1924. He married Mae Weegar in 1946 and had their first four children in Priddis, Alberta. The family moved to Botha in 1960 where they added two more children to their clan. Len and Mae then retired to Stettler in 1985. Len worked as a farmer and raised and showed Limousin cattle. He enjoyed woodworking, dancing, playing cards as well as spending time with his large family. Len will be dearly missed by: his wife Mae Ollive of Stettler; children: Gayle(Lyle) Cassidy of Stettler, Bruce(Connie) Ollive of Big Sandy, Texas, Kathy (Terry) Andersen of Stettler, Wayne Ollive of Calgary and Wendy (Don) Davidson of Stettler; beloved grandchildren: Carrie Cassidy, Jodi (Cy) Davidson, Patrick (Lorraine) Cassidy, Dorn (Courtney) Cassidy, Bobbi Jo (Brian) Kuhn, Jamie (Tim) Osborn, Lanham Ollive, Denton (Tara) Ollive, Christy (Joey) Comte, Ricky (Jaime) Andersen, Cody (Julie) Andersen, Brandon Rumble, Tiana Ollive, Kaitlyn Ollive, Patrick Heathcott, Connor Ollive, Meg Ollive, Alyce Davidson and Logan Davidson; 24 great grandchildren; cousin Jack Ollive; numerous nieces and nephews; other family members and many dear friends. Len was predeceased by his son Herb Ollive and his sister Grace.
A graveside service was held on Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Botha Woodland Cemetery, Botha, Alberta followed by a celebration of Len’s life at the Heartland Chapel of Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler, Alberta with Reverend Ross Helgeton officiating. Following the service family and friends gathered together for a time of fellowship and a luncheon prepared and served by the Linda Hall Ladies. In memory of Len, donations may be made to a charity of your choice c/o Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium, Box 1780, Stettler, Alberta T0C 2L0, 403-742-3422, who were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. To send or view condolences to the family, please visit www.stettlerfuneralhome.com
The family of Len Ollive would like to thank all of their friends and neighbors who brought food and comfort during Dad’s passing. As well as all the flowers and generous donations that were given, they were greatly appreciated. We would also like to thank Dr. Vogel and the staff at the Stettler Hospital Complex for making these last few months a little easier. Also to the Stettler Funeral Home, Reverend Ross Helgeton for officiating the service and the Linda Hall Ladies for providing the lunch.