In Memory Of ELLIOTT nee Mulroney, Olive

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Visitation Information

Kane & Fetterly Funeral Home
5301 Decarie Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec
March 15, 2019
18:30 - 21:00 /

Service Information

Parish of Our Lady of the Annunciation
1020 Laird Avenue
Town of Mount Royal, Quebec
March 16, 2019
11:00
Olive Mulroney Elliott of the Town of Mount Royal, Quebec, died peacefully on Sunday, March 10, 2019 at the West Island Manor. Olive, predeceased by Richard S. Elliott, her husband of 60 years, will be lovingly remembered by her children Richard (Lena), Tim (Jane), Brian (Barbara), and Maureen (Doug) Waterston, by her twelve grandchildren, Raffi (Mariam), Patrick (Julija), Maral, Matthew, Alex, Margaret, Catherine, Sasha, Nina, Douglas, Kathleen, Brian, and her great granddaughter, Maral Olivia, and by her sisters and brothers, Peggy Fitzpatrick, the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, Doreen Bissonnette, Gary Mulroney, and Barbara Mulroney. Olive will also be sorely missed by her extended family and many friends. Olive was born on August 12, 1936 in Buckingham, Quebec to Benedict Mulroney and Mary Irene O’Shea and grew up in Baie Comeau, Quebec on the North Shore of the Saint Lawrence River. Her father Ben had moved to Baie Comeau during the Great Depression where he found work as an electrician at the Quebec North Shore paper mill. As Olive’s mother Irene would often say: “we were poor but we were happy”. Olive was the eldest of six and was an excellent student, in addition to being a dedicated Brownie leader. She was also a brilliant public speaker, winning the 1949 high school public-speaking competition with a speech titled “Welcome Newfoundland”, much to the dismay of the second-place finisher, her brother Brian, the future Prime Minister of Canada. Olive met the love of her life, Dick, in Baie Comeau, moving all over the world for 50 years as he pursued his engineering career, raising four children along the way. She had an open heart and her home, wherever it might be, had an open door. There was always a place at the Thanksgiving Dinner table for one more person. On a few occasions, many more, including one year, son Tim’s entire rugby team and another year, son Brian’s exchange group from Costa Rica. She was loyal and strong. For more than 20 years she fought Parkinson’s disease with courage and dignity and never once complained. Devoted to friends and family alike, an exemplary Catholic, she was a lady to the end. The family would like to thank the team at the West Island Manor where she resided for the last two years, and in particular, her personal care givers. Visitation at Kane Fetterly funeral home (www.kanefetterly.qc.ca), 5301 Décarie Boulevard on Friday, March 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Mass to be held on Saturday, March 16 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish, 1020 Laird Boulevard, Town of Mont Royal. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Olive’s memory to Our Lady of the Annunciation Parish, 1020 Laird Boul., Mount Royal, QC H3R 2G9; or to Parkinson Canada (www.parkinson.ca).

Messages for the Family of ELLIOTT nee Mulroney, Olive

From: Ken Warkentin

Thoughts & prayers to family & soul of Olive
From: Heather Elliott

My heart is heavy I will miss her so much, your mother was always there for me growing up and I don’t know how I would’ve ever found my passion without her gentle guidance. I love you Aunt Olive Rest In Peace another angel to heaven say hi to mom for me 😢
From: Harry & Norma, Marc & Alissa Dikranian

Dear Elliott, Mulroney and extended families,

Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of ypir mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother. It is our hope that you take some comfort in the happy memories you shared. May your family now be spared further sorrow.
From: Nayri Georges

My deepest condolences Richard to you and your whole family.
What a beautiful a beautiful!!!! Woman .... Astvatz hokine lousavore!!!
From: Frank & Janet Shea

Dear Elliott Family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you on Olive's passing. Olive was a unique and accomplished person who, with Dick, produces a remarkable family. She had much to be proud of. May she rest in peace.
From: Evelyn LeRose

Tim Jane and family
My deepest condolences on the passing of your mother. From reading the obit she sounds like a wonderful,kind and giving woman and mom. Her personality obviously has rubbed off on her children and grandchildren. My prayers are with you and your whole family.
From: Blair & Tina Bannerman

To: Tim, Jane, Matthew , Alex, Margaret, & Catherine.

Please accept our deepest sympathies on the loss of your mother, and grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and the rest of the family during this difficult time.
From: Cathy Roberge

My deepest condolences to you Maureen and your family. I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.
From: Adam Brinckman

my condolences Maureen

Tell your Mum that in her death, a part of you dies and goes with her. Wherever she goes, you also go. She will not be alone. One is never afraid of the unknown; one is afraid of the known coming to an end.
From: A. Beaulieu

So sorry to hear about Olive's passing. She was my brownie leader in Baie Comeau 60 years ago.

Andrée Beaulieu
From: Ann Howe

I am so sorry to learn of olives passing on march 10.
I have known olive
And Dick since Baie
Comeau days .olive had such a wonderful
Smile and a great laugh! I used to call her Olive oil after the comic strip character !
She indeed fought the Good fight for a long time and I plan to
Do
The same!
Will send a donation in
Memory to
The Parkinson’s society !my
Condolences to
Both the Elliot and Mulroney family!

Ann (ferguson ) Howe
Vancouver but formerly a neighbour on champlain
Street







After the comic strip
From: Lalik and Diran Avedian

To Rick and Lena Elliott and family, and the extended Elliott and Mulroney families:

Please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of your beloved mother, grandmother and sister. May you take solace in the beautiful memories that you shared. May she Rest In Peace.
From: Joseph O'Shea

To the Elliott and Mulroney families
I would like to offer you my most sincere condolences for your profound loss. It has been a difficult year since the death of her beloved husband Richard. I remember countless times whether in Shannon or Montreal where I was able to spend some time with Olive. Her courage over the last 20 years is an example to us all. God Bless her...
From: Jane Adams

Our thoughts and prayers to Maureen and all of your family. Sending all our love.
Jane and Rob Adams
From: Mary Ellen Beaulieu

Deepest sympathies to the family. Fond memories of Olive as a family friend, but also as my Girl Guide leader. Mary Ellen and family
From: Nicole Boulanger

Mes plus sincères condoléances à mon bon ami, Gary Mulroney ainsi qu' à toute sa famille en ces moments dificiles.
From: Dawn Ann Grant Faris

To: Peggy
My condolences to you and the family on the passing of your sister Olive.
I remember Olive from our days at Iona and her beautiful smile.
Dawn Ann Grant Faris
From: andrew morrow

To Brian and family our prayers are with you.Growing up with you in Baie Comeau
since 1939.