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LAU, Olive Mary
1942 - Chesterfield, England
2013 - Calgary, AB
Olive Mary Lau, beloved wife of Ka Ming, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the age of 70 years. Olive was born in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. She trained as a nurse and midwife. In 1974, Olive and Ming and their two young children immigrated to Canada. She worked first as a nursing aide and later as a librarian at St. Philip School and then Father Doucet School until her retirement in 2001 after the birth of her first grandchild. Olive was adored by her grandkids. She spent many hours reading and singing to them, and of course spoiling them! Olive enjoyed spending time in her garden and watching the many different birds that would visit her yard. Olive's beautiful smile and kind spirit will be dearly missed by all who were blessed to have known her. Besides her loving husband Ka Ming, Olive will be dearly missed by her children, Sarah (Matthew) and Simon (Stella) and her precious grandchildren, Katie, Zac, Sidney and Stasia. She is also survived by her brother and sisters, Mamie (John), Peter (Linda) and Joan (John) in England; and her sister-in-law, Lisa, in Indonesia and their families; as well as Ming's sisters and their families in Hong Kong, England and Toronto. She was predeceased by her parents Jim and Joan Davenport, and her brother Bob. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY'S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Thursday, May 23, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Bonaventure Catholic Church (1600 Acadia Drive S.E.) on Friday, May 24, 2013 at 1:30 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 - 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 (Telephone 403-255-6108, www.kidney.ca) or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, No. 204, 2323 - 32 Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 (Telephone 403-266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca). The family wishes to thank all the wonderful staff in Unit 37 and the ICU at the Foothills Medical Centre. In living memory of Olive Lau, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Published in The Calgary Herald from May 18 to May 22, 2013