December 19, 1958 – Butterworth, Transkei, South Africa
February 6, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta
Keith Olivier beloved husband of Pippa (Philippa) of Nanoose Bay, Vancouver Island, BC., and lately of Calgary, passed away on Friday, February 6, 2015 at the age of 56 years.
Keith, “The Big Guy”, received his B.Sc., majoring in Microbiology and Biochemistry, at University of Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, in 1980 and worked as a Quality Control Microbiologist and Systems Analyst for Nestle (Wilson-Rowntree) Chocolate manufacturer in East London, Eastern Cape, South Africa for twelve years. After immigrating to Canada from South Africa with his family in 1996, Keith trained as an SAP consultant and worked for Sylogist (Fintech) in Calgary for many years. “Mr. Keith”, as he was known to his colleagues, was a very competent and knowledgeable SAP Business Systems Consultant (MM and PP modules) and was known as a kind mentor to co-workers and patient instructor to his clients. He was most recently self-employed, contracting in the construction business in Calgary. In his spare time, Keith enjoyed boating in the waters off Nanoose Bay, fishing, mucking about with computers, and bird watching. Keith was a Traditional Catholic (St. Pius X), and was a member of St. Dennis Parish.
Besides his loving wife, Pippa, of thirty-two years, Keith is survived by sons Neil Robert Olivier (Sam Courtney) of Nanoose Bay, Vancouver Island, BC, and Trevor Marc Olivier (Natalie Wood), of Calgary, AB; and daughter Meryl Anne Olivier of Calgary, AB; beloved step-mother Alison Mary Olivier of Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa; brother Brian Olivier (Valarie Oliver) of Port Alfred, Eastern Cape, South Africa; nephew and niece Gareth Oliver and Ashleigh Olivier both of Cape Town, South Africa; brothers-in-law, Paddy (Patrick) Jay of Perth, Australia, and Tony (Anthony) Jay of Greatworth, England; sisters-in-law, Merry Cameron, Rosanne Armstrong and Carolyn Wilson (and children)of Natal, S.A. Keith will be missed by many friends including, Gabby and Mike Heuer (and sons) of East London, S.A., Dericka and Konrad Justus (and sons), Mia and Bill Rossmann, Garry McPhee, Brenda and David Blair (and children) of Calgary, AB, Crystal and Dave Bartlick of Nanoose Bay, BC, David and Noelle Pearce of Vancouver, BC, and Mary-Lynn McIver of Linden, AB. He was predeceased by his father Bernard Olivier, and mother Helen Rosie May Olivier (nee Reynolds).
We give back to you, O God, those whom you gave to us. You did not lose them when you gave them to us, and we do not lose them by their return to you. Your Son has taught us that life is eternal and love cannot die. So death is only a horizon, and a horizon is only the limit of our sight. Open our eyes to see more clearly, and draw us closer to you, so that we may know we are nearer our loved ones, who are with you. You have told us that you are preparing a place for us; prepare us, that where you are we may be always, O dear Lord of live and death. William Penn
A Celebration of Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, February 17, at 2:00 p.m.
A Requiem Mass will be said for Keith at St. Dennis Church (4718 Worcester Drive S.W., Calgary) on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Keith Olivier, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 403-256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences