Porter, Olive Marie

Porter, Olive Marie

November 30th, 2017

Passed away peacefully, on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Victoria Hospital in London.  Olive was the loving mother and mother-in-law of Robert Porter and Therese McGuire, Cameron (Cheryl) Porter, Douglas (Ingrid) Porter and Graham Porter and Marlene McGrath.  Cherished grandmother of Ryan, Sean Brandreth, Sam, Evan, Kathryn, Claire and James Porter.  Predeceased by half-sisters, Gertrude and Eileen and her parents, John and Caroline Anderson.  Olive was born in Edmonton on April 18, 1927, raised in Calgary and moved to Ontario to attend Queen’s University.  Her first job was at CBC in Toronto, before she settled in London, where she taught at The University of Western Ontario and became Director of Consumer Debt Counselling Services.  Olive was an avid reader, a world traveller and opera buff.  She dabbled in art and photography, enjoyed puzzles and loved to debate issues of the day.  She will be sadly missed by family and friends.  A special thanks to her caregivers and the medical staff at Victoria Hospital.   A memorial service will be held at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation two hours prior to the service.  In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Olive are asked to consider Mission Services of London.  

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Jennifer Lee and Michael SimDoug and Ingrid: Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time..... Jennifer and Michael
Susan McCormickSuch a lovely lady. I will miss her very much. Sincere condolences to her family.
Cerrie BaderSorry for your lost of a dear loved one God bless you and your family praying for you all at this sad time
Betty and Dennis BulmanDoug, Ingrid and family, Our deepest condolences, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Betty and Dennis
Robert and CarolynDoug and Ingrid, We are so sorry. Cherish the terrific moments you had with her, remember she is at peace, and know we are thinking of you at this emotional time. Robert B and Carolyn C.
David Rosenberg and Rachael ZbarDoug and Ingrid, Our hearts go out to you and your family. Please accept our condolences on the loss of your mother and mother in law. David Rosenberg and Rachael Zbar
John SpeersDoug, Please accept my condolences and prayers on the passing of your Mother. John
Kathy and Brad WildfongPlease accept our condolences for your Mom's passing. Olive was a very strong willed and accomplished person and was very proud of all of her children's successes. To me, she will always be your Mom down the street. May your memories from that time be with you always.
Tom ArnoldCam, my deepest condolences to you and your family at your loss.
Pat LiptrapGoodbye to a dear and special friend. I have many wonderful memories of our travels and times together during and after our credit counselling years. Wish I could be with family and friends as you celebrate her life today.
Donna morgenrothHad every intention of being at the service but have a nasty cold today and am going nowhere. My condolences to you Graham and Marlene and your families. I have many fond memories of the years I worked with Olive and Leo at Consumer debt Counselling. We always had such interesting conversations over long lunches. Loved her wit and humor. I know she will be missed but she has left a warm impression on many who came to know her over the years. Sorry I can't be at the service today.
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