Olive Myrtle Caldwell/Freeman

The family of Olive Caldwell is saddened to announce her passing on Tuesday July 31, 2012, in Penticton. Olive was born on October 3, 1923 in Ethelton, Saskatchewan to Rupert and Katie Brown, the fifth child of eight. She was raised on the family farm outside of Ethelton, Sask. In 1941 she attended Normal School in Saskatoon. She taught school at June Rose School west of Simpson for two years. At that time she met the saxophone/fiddle player of the small county school’s band. She married Donald Freeman on July 1, 1944. They farmed 5 miles west of Imperial and together they raised seven children. In 1952 they moved the house to Imperial, Saskatchewan. Olive was a 4-H leader in Imperial. She was very involved with the United Church Women (UCW). Olive and Donald both loved to curl. They spent many hours curling together. After celebrating 25 years of marriage, Donald passed away in June of 1970. Olive and the three youngest children moved to Summerland, BC in the summer of 1971. In November 1974 she married John Caldwell of Summerland. They lived for many happy years in the Trout Creek area. They enjoyed many trips fishing, travelling to Arizona and other parts in the United States, and travelled across Canada to visit the Maritimes. Olive made a trip to New Zealand and Australia with a friend. Olive was a member of the The Rebecca Lodge of Summerland. She was very involved in making turkey pot pies and other fund-raising functions for the Rebecca’s. In 1999-2000 she was the president of the Rebecca Assembly of British Columbia. She travelled the province visiting all the different Rebecca Assemblies. Sister-in-law Edna Brown, a Rebecca Sister, accompanied and assisted on these trips. In 1992 they moved to a new home and John passed away in August of 1993. Olive loved crafts. She spent many hours knitting, crocheting and sewing. In her later years she tatted many daisies for her card making. She was always making something. Olive and Don were blessed with seven children; Shirley, Patricia, Beverly, Gerald, Ronald, Mavis and Phillip. She was pre-deceased by her parents, husbands Don and John, her daughter Pat, sisters Beatrice, Helen, and Audrey and sister-in-law Betty. She leaves to mourn her sisters Lola (Dan), Marian (Irving), brothers, Lloyd and Arnold (Edna), her children, Shirley (Joe), Pat -deceased (Dale), Bev (Ray), Jerry (Ethel), Ron, Mavis and Phillip (Tammy), 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and many nephews and nieces. She was a Motherly figure to step-children, Robin and Leslie and their families. Olive’s last years were spent at the West View Home in Penticton. We thank the staff for making her life comfortable. A Funeral Service took place at on Saturday, August 4th , 2012 from the Summerland United Church. Interment followed at Canyon View Cemetery, Summerland BC. Condolences may be directed to the family through

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