Olive Stewart

Olive Stewart passed away in her home at Pioneer Lodge Thursday morning, June 1, 2006 at the age of 91 years.
She was born Olive Mae Norton January 21, 1915 in Bemidji, Minnesota.
The second of 11 children, she moved with her parents, Lily and Jerome Norton, to homestead in the Bezanson area in 1918.
She attended Lindsay school and was kept busy at home helping to raise her brothers and sisters.
Olive met Howard Morris Stewart and they married in 1938. Together, they farmed in the Glenn Leslie, East Kleskun and Bezanson areas. They raised two children, a son and a daughter. In 1975 they retired, left the Bezanson area, and moved to an acreage west of Grande Prairie.
Olive was a kind and caring person. Her life was full of close family ties and many, many friends.
Olive is survived by her daughter Phyllis (Don) Partlow of Qualicum Beach, B.C. and her son Harvey (Val) Stewart of Grande Prairie. She is also survived by six grandchildren and three great grandchildren: Eric (Dolly) Partlow and their daughters Claire and Lauren of Victoria, B.C.; Erin Partlow and James Parr and their daughter Zala of Sooke, B.C.; Afton Partlow of Qualicum Beach, B.C.; Ron Partlow of Edmonton, Alta.; Jennifer Stewart of Berkeley, California; and Nancy Stewart of Calgary, Alta.
Olive is survived by her brothers: Earl (Mary) Norton, Ralph (Pauline) Norton, and Ed Norton; her sisters Grace (Wilfred) Menard, Ruby Boyer, Stella (Bob) Kimble, Laura Patterson, and Shirley Boyd; and sisters-in-law Edna Champagne, Barbara Childs, Elsie Norton, Florence Braucht, and Geraldine Stewart.
Olive was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Morris, in 1997, her brothers Fred and Clyde, sisters-in-law Betty Norton, Muriel Wright, Eva Doan, Billy Kobi and Mary Richardson; and her brothers-in-law Clarence Boyer, Bob Boyd, Ken Patterson, Harry Stewart, Don Stewart and Ken Stewart.
Olive's passing is mourned by many nieces, nephews, and extended family.
At Olive's request, a private graveside memorial will be held by the family. Posted on 2006-06-06

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