Rev. Oliver Douglas Carmichael

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OBITUARY REV. OLIVER DOUGLAS CARMICHAELWith heavy hearts we announce that Oliver's time with us ended peacefully at his home in St. Bruno on July 22, 2008 surrounded by love. Born in Escuminac, Quebec, to William and Janet Carmichael (Kerr) on May 2, 1931, Oliver graduated from Sir George Williams College in 1959 with a BSc in Chemistry, having supported himself working at Shell Oil in Montreal. However, science was not Oliver's calling and he put himself forward for the ministry upon graduation. After further study at McGill, and marrying the love of his life, Shirley Lowson, in 1960, he was ordained into the United Church of Canada in 1962. Through his ministerial charges at Thetford Mines, Hemmingford, New Richmond, Ormstown and St. Bruno, Oliver touched many hearts with his soft-spoken messages of love, hope and faith. "Ollie" is survived by his sisters Jean, Dorothy, Mary, and Lois, as well as his brothers Irving and Calvin (Bud)."Dad" and "Pa" will continue to be a source of inspiration for many, especially his children and their families: Doug and Beth, Janet and Ken MacLeod (daughters Hailey and Morgan), Susan and Dan Nemeth (sons Simon and Alistair), Laurie and Richard Thain (son Finlay). Visitations will be at Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home, 307 Riverside Street, St. Lambert from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 on Thursday, July 24, 2008. A funeral service will be conducted at Mt. Bruno United Church on Friday at 11 a.m. In Oliver's memory, if so desired, donations may be made to the Montreal City Mission, Mt. Bruno United Church or a charity of your choice.
Published in Montreal Gazette on July 24, 2008
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