Olive Mary McIntosh

July 15, 1928 - September 08, 2022


Obituary For Olive Mary McIntosh

Olive Mary McIntosh, resident of Grande Prairie, AB, passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2022, at the Grande Prairie Care Centre, at the age of 94 years.

Olive was born on July 15, 1928, in Sexsmith, AB, to Rose and Walter Spry. She was raised with her sisters Violet and Edith, and brothers Walter and Jack on the family farm. She met Dennis McIntosh when they both boarded at the high school dormitory in Grande Prairie. They married on November 30, 1949, and carried on their family farming traditions in Grovedale, AB, before moving to the farm northeast of Grande Prairie.

Olive took great pride in her home, with her legendary baking, tending her very large garden and flower beds, endless knitting, helping with the chickens, cows, horses, and other farm duties. Her grandchildren learned many skills by helping Grandma.

She will be sadly missed by her husband of 72 years Dennis; daughter Sherida Rossol; sons Bob (Donna) and Ron (Irene) McIntosh; daughter Barbara (Emery) Paquin; son Russell (Brenda) McIntosh; grandchildren: Blake Rossol, Debra Langford, Linton McIntosh (Jamie), Devin McIntosh (Heather), Adina Mierau (Mike), Bryce McIntosh, Jeremy Paquin (Chantelle), Corey Paquin, Dennis McIntosh (Tracy), and Trevor Pelland (Casey); as well as darling great-grandchildren: Austin McIntosh, Addaline McIntosh, Hattie Mierau, Merrick Mierau, Walter Paquin, and Willa Paquin.

She was predeceased by all her siblings; son in-law Ken Rossol; as well as grandson Danny McIntosh.

A Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 11:00am, at St. Paul’s United Church in Grande Prairie (10206 100 Ave.). Luncheon to follow at the Golden Age Centre (10222 101 Ave.).

A Livestream of the service will be accessible at 10:45am for the service on Olive's obituary on Oliver’s Funeral Home website.

Memorial donations may be made to Grande Prairie & District Oldtimers Association (Box 21028, Grande Prairie, AB T8V 6W7).

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  • 10/12/2022

    Dear Sharida, I wanted you to know that I am thinking of you and your family today. I am unable to attend today but will be in touch. Love, Sue

  • 10/04/2022

    My condolences to Dennis and family. Olive was a very special lady. Al and I always enjoyed our visits with you. Thinking of you with sincere sympathy.

  • 09/25/2022

    My condolences to the family. I remember Olive as a very kind, sweet woman. I'm sure she will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Janet Tink

  • 09/13/2022

    We remember Olive as a friend, telling stories, very accepting. She was a "hostess" at church providing coffee and goodies after Sunday service. Olive and Dennis used to make the coffee for large gatherings- filling the large urns. Olive has been missed and we offer our condolences. Martha and Leo

  • 09/13/2022

    Sorry for your loss.

  • 09/13/2022

    Olive was a wonderful caregiver, she helped our family when our children were small, and they called her Mrs. Apple..... We so appreciated her loving care.... M Jones

  • 09/09/2022

    so sorry about your Mom Ron...maybe she was needed to hold onto Dan...I'm sure she was a wonderful person...

  • 09/09/2022

    On behalf of our late Dad ,Frank Stoll we would like to send conduolences to Dennis and family on the loss of Olive. We remember her well. Joan and Charlie White

  • 09/09/2022

    Sending condolences to the family. This lovely lady will be truly missed. Hold your memories close. Hugs to the entire family. Darrell and Donna Mayne.

  • 09/09/2022

    So very sorry for your loss

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