Sept. 6, 1924 – Dec. 9, 2014
Born in Riviera California, Oliver’s parents moved the family to the Mattie Farm near Alix in 1937. He met Shirley and later married her in 1951, their six children were born between 1952 and 1967. Oliver built a new home for his bride and expanding family in 1960, it is almost finished. Oliver worked the family farm and as a hired-hand for his good friend and neighbor Dave Stone. He was a strong community member in Alix throughout his life, as a member of the Lions, Forresters, Caretaker at the Curling Rink and founding member of the Golf Course. Oliver is survived by his wife of 63 years Shirley, daughter-in-law Wendy, sons Ed (Cindy), Dwayne (Sandy) and Allan (Lorrie), daughters Merlene (Rod) and Lora (Sean) and Sister Connie (Hugh), Grandchildren Sherri, Jeff (Mel), Dean (Tammy), Melody, Chris, Jeramy, Jennifer (Evan), Trevor, Candy, Dan, Rhandi (Tyler), Lisa, Lori, Lucas, Ella and Hayden, Great Grand Children Kaythen, Chance, Brodie, Dakota, Makayla, Mahikan, Abigail, Tyree. Oliver was predeceased by his parents Olive and Adolph, 4 brothers Fred, Solomon, Chester and Jerry and 3 sisters Bertha, Mary and Winnie, and son Roger. Oliver was an avid outdoorsman; his favourite past-times were fishing with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, camping with friends and family, curling in Alix and Stettler, golfing, the destruction of all gophers and Tuesday nights with the boys playing pool. Oliver touched everyone he knew with his strong sense of family and community. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. in the Alix Community Hall, Alix, AB. Memorial donation in lieu of flowers, can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, #202, 5913-50 Ave., Red Deer, AB, T4L 4C4. Expressions of sympathy may be made by visiting www.wilsonsfuneralchapel.ca.
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