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CARLIN, Olive Kathleen (nee Ramage)

September 25, 1930 – September 19, 2011

Olive, dearly beloved wife of Ian, died on Monday, September 19, 2011 at Agapé Hospice.

Olive was born in Edinburgh, Scotland to Thomas Craig Ramage and Catherine Isabella Moors Cruickshank on September 25, 1930. Left to mourn her passing are her beloved husband Ian; her brother and sister-in-law Alan and Florence Ramage of Edinburgh, Scotland; and her nieces, great-nieces and nephew. Also the dear and faithful friends here in Calgary.

Olive worked for many years in the operating room at the Old Children’s Hospital on Richmond Road in Calgary, where she did her best to help sick children, “her children” as she called them.

Olive loved her garden and along with Ian enjoyed testing out different fruits and vegetables. Neighbours and friends often came to inspect the very tiny kiwi fruit.

Olive was an active member of the genealogy community, volunteering in both the Family History Centre and the Alberta Family Histories Library, both in Calgary.

God sent me an angel when I needed one, now she is taken away.

There will be a Memorial Service in Celebration of Olive Kathleen Carlin at the Unitarian Church of Calgary, in the Wickenden Hall (1703 – 1st Street N.W.) on Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Please join Olive’s husband Ian and friends in reflecting on Olive’s life.

Forward condolences through We wish to thank friends and neighbours, Dr. Faith Nixdorff, Dr. W. Blahey, Dr. C. Penney, Dr. M. Wong, the loving, caring staff at the Peter Lougheed Centre and all the home care staff.

In living memory of Olive Carlin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Millie Drinkwater :

    Olive was a wonderful lady with such a ready smile. My sincere sympathy to you and I pray for you during this difficult time.

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  2. I am sorry Ian that you have lost such a wonderful friend and wife. It has been a privilege and a joy to know Olive. I will miss her dearly. We had many good times working together and lots of great chats and lunches and laughs and hugs. Olive was smart and funny and gentle and determined. She was a great genealogist and a gifted gardener and created such a beautiful oasis in her garden. I am so glad to have known her and so fortunate that she has been my loving friend. She will live on in my memories and my heart. My thoughts are with you Ian.

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  3. Calgary Family History Centre :

    Olive will be greatly missed at the Calgary Family History Centre where she volunteered for 20 years. She was a ray of sunshine to all who she associated with. Our sincere prayers and condolences are for those she has left behind and our firm hope is that we shall all meet again.

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  4. Gillian & Dale Crawford :

    We are so sorry for your loss. Olive was a really good friend and neighbour and will be sorely missed.

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  5. Olive made a significant contribution to the Family History Centre and always greeted patrons and staff with a happy countenance. She will be missed by all those who knew her and worked with here there. My sincere condolences go out to you and your family on your loss.

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  6. Pat and Leslie Sterling :

    Our deepest sympathy to you and your family Ian. It was a pleasure to have known Olive and she will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

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  7. Georgia McLeish Clements :

    I never met Olive but wrote to her regarding research of the Begg family tree. Very sad to hear of her death and my condolences to her family.

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