ForeverMissed

This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Olive Webb, born on November 1, 1917 and passed away on January 2, 2012. We will remember her forever.

Posted by Arlene Abbott on January 3, 2020
Hey there everybody: Mom - I miss you alot and another lovely lady has past away. She is Charlie's Mother - in law. Only 68. I know you are all well up there because you are all together. I think you will all like her so watch for her and help her adjust xo
Posted by Arlene Abbott on November 1, 2019
Happy 102nd b'day Mom - Not sure where the time goes. Just looking at the pic's again.  So fun to remember everybody and all the laugh's etc. I had lunch with Twyla a few day's ago and she is well.  We did however lose Randy Osborn this year in September. I think you and Lea and Helene and Jean Hay are all up there having a party. Most places I go now I am the oldest. So take care up there and talk again soon.  xoxo
Posted by Arlene Abbott on January 2, 2019
Happy New Year Mom: Am just going to go thru the pictures on your site again. I am so glad that Tony set it up for us. Well 7 years have gone by so quickly. I know you are probably all up there partying together and wood shedding with the barber shoppers. Tony has a farm now and they love living there only about 8 min. from the Erin Home . The boys are all getting big now and again they are still playing hockey. Andrea and Rob are fine and they got a new kitten Talk again soon. Miss you  xo
Posted by Patricia Thurston on November 3, 2018
The other day while looking through my mother's old photos, I noticed that so many include Olive and Ken and Helen and Gordon Thurston- they were all such good friends for so long. All of them are missed so very much by those of us who are left behind. My mother's 100th Birthday is coming up on November 13th. We were so hoping she could make it one more year , but it was not to be. I hope they all will be having a bang up celebration up there over the rainbow.
Posted by Anthony Abbott on November 1, 2018
It sad but also feels good to take a moment and remember my grandmother (Gigi). She still remains my inspiration on how to live life. I will go through the pictures with kids tonight. xo
Posted by Arlene Abbott on November 1, 2018
Hi Mom: Happy B'day again.  The years go by so fast now. Brenden is in his last year of High School. All 3 of the boys are still in hockey. We lost Uncle Gary this year and I am sure you two are up there telling everyone Newfie jokes. Andrea has moved from the island to White Rock and she is closer to Zoe now.  Love you and miss you. xo
Posted by Arlene Abbott on January 2, 2018
Well last month your good buddy Helene Thurston passed away. Her daughter Pat called me to say that she thinks her Mom is happy now and that you are all there now together having cocktail parties and gab fests and so on, I have just been looking at the memorial pics and it is shocking how many people have passed. Love to you all...Arlene xo
Posted by Arlene Abbott on November 1, 2017
Well 100 today - imagine - hard to believe - we lost Auntie Ina this past year. I bet you are all up there celebrating your big b'day. Dad and Uncle Bert regaling you with fishing stories. We also lost Jean Hay to the awful disease of Cancer. Not fair I know. We are all well here so will talk again soon. Love you  xo
Posted by Arlene Abbott on November 1, 2016
Well Mom another year has gone by. I miss you a lot still. We lost Warren Adamson recently. You might remember him from the old days. He worked with Dad on the political campaign (when Dad passed away).
Posted by Arlene Abbott on November 1, 2015
Missing you as always Mom - 98 today - wow xo
Posted by Arlene Abbott on January 2, 2015
I cannot believe it is three years now Mom - the time passes so quickly.
I will try and visit Andrea this winter if I can. Both Warren and Regina are gone now, along with your good buddies Lorna and Lillian..Jim Shamess also passed on along with Uncle David and Auntie Alice. I am sure you are all having a big party somewhere together now. Love you and miss you alot   Arlene xo
Posted by Arlene Abbott on January 7, 2014
Missing you as always Mom xo
Posted by Arlene Abbott on November 1, 2013
Happy B'day Mom. Just to keep you posted. Michel Bordet passed away last Sunday. He was only 63. Watch for him.
Posted by Arlene Abbott on January 3, 2013
I cannot believe that a Year has gone by Mom. Will love you forever.

Arlene
Posted by Arlene Abbott on November 1, 2012
Mom:

Am missing you. Happy Birthday.

Love always

Arlene xo
Posted by Sharon Cuttell on September 9, 2012
Aunt Olive was one of a kind. Her intelligence,sense of humour,and beauty could fill any room. I will always remember our wonderful summers spent at Craig's Lake6 in the Laurentians together. Her memory will stay in my heart forever.
Posted by Patricia Thurston on May 28, 2012
Olive was a gracious and wonderfully gentle soul; she was always one of my mother's dearest friends and she will be greatly missed.by all of us who were fortunate to know her...

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Posted by Arlene Abbott on January 3, 2020
Hey there everybody: Mom - I miss you alot and another lovely lady has past away. She is Charlie's Mother - in law. Only 68. I know you are all well up there because you are all together. I think you will all like her so watch for her and help her adjust xo
Posted by Arlene Abbott on November 1, 2019
Happy 102nd b'day Mom - Not sure where the time goes. Just looking at the pic's again.  So fun to remember everybody and all the laugh's etc. I had lunch with Twyla a few day's ago and she is well.  We did however lose Randy Osborn this year in September. I think you and Lea and Helene and Jean Hay are all up there having a party. Most places I go now I am the oldest. So take care up there and talk again soon.  xoxo
Posted by Arlene Abbott on January 2, 2019
Happy New Year Mom: Am just going to go thru the pictures on your site again. I am so glad that Tony set it up for us. Well 7 years have gone by so quickly. I know you are probably all up there partying together and wood shedding with the barber shoppers. Tony has a farm now and they love living there only about 8 min. from the Erin Home . The boys are all getting big now and again they are still playing hockey. Andrea and Rob are fine and they got a new kitten Talk again soon. Miss you  xo
Recent stories

Vacation in Jamaica

Shared by Andrea Kokosin on May 15, 2012

In my second year of University, around 1987 or 88 I went to Jamaica with Nan (Olive) and my mom, Arlene. We spent a wonderful week at a resort and did many tours. One day, we went to a beach BBQ and it rained all day. That did not stop Nan from kicking off her shoes and dancing in the mud and singing Yellow Bird with the band. My other favourite memory from that trip was climbing Dunn's River Falls with Nan. She never shied away from adventure. When I sat down to add a story here, there were too many to write down. She taught me to cook, she listened to my challenges and successes. She inspired me. She always told me she was proud of me and that she loved me. She really lived. I miss her a lot. If I have inherited even a tiny part of her genes, I am very lucky indeed!

The Persion Kitten

Shared by Anthony Abbott on May 15, 2012

Added by Tony on behalf of Gary

Olive enjoyed music and was a member of the Sweet Adelines Chorus and would be very happy to join in with friend and family to sing the old and the contemporary hits.  We always enjoyed her version of “The Persian Kitten” which we never failed to be requested at party time and she would oblige by giving her best. Of course it was even more fun when Ken accompanied her on the guitar.

Here are the lyrics:
A Persian kitten purfumed and fair
Strolled out to the kitchen door for air
A Tom cat big, light, lean and strong
And dirty and yella came along
He sniffed at the purfumed persian cat
As she strutted around with much eclat
Then thinking a little time to pass
He whispered baby you sure got class
It's fitting and proper was her reply
As she arched the whiskers over her eye
I'm ribboned and I sleep on a pillow of silk
And daily I'm bathed in certified milk
Folks oughta be happy with what they've got
I oughta be happy, but happy I'm not
I oughta be happy yes I should indeed
Because I'm certainly highly pedigreed
Cheer up said the tom cat with a smile
And trust your new found friend for awhile
You oughta escape from your back yard fence
Ah my dear what you need is experience
Untold tales he then unfurled
He told her all the tales about the outside world
Suggesting at last with a luring laugh
A trip for two down Primrose Path
The morning after the night before
Our persian came home about half passed four
The innocent look in her eye had went
But the smile on her face was the smile of content
In the after years when the children came
To this pedigreed persian of pedigreed fame
The children weren't persian; they were black and tan
And she told them that their Dad was a traveling man
A rootin tootin scratchin traveling man

Scary Truck Ride

Shared by Anthony Abbott on May 15, 2012

Added by Tony on behalf of Gary.

Olive had a scary experience during the time she was living away from home in Montreal when her father went to pick her up in his truck to bring her home. When driving accross the St Lawrence River on the Victoria bridge they were forced to stop fast and the car following them slammed into their rear and pushed the front wheel of the truck over the edge of the bridge.

She said the American driver and his passengers were more scared than she and father. That truck was in the family for only a few years.