Tina was born in Cecil Lake, BC and spent her growing-up years on a mixed grain and cattle farm in Cleardale, AB, where many happy memories were created. In 1994 she, with her husband Herman and their three children, moved to Grande Prairie where she homeschooled her children and was active in the Grande Prairie Alliance Church. In 2001 they moved to Southern BC and another child was added to the family. She enjoyed 11 joyous years by the lakes, taking her children skiing at Big White Ski Resort, being active in women’s ministry and hospitality at Willow Park Church and hosting many youth events in her home. She also attended Okanagan College to pursue her lifelong love of learning. In 2012 the family moved back to Grande Prairie where tragedy struck three weeks later and they lost their oldest son, Martin. She prayed that her deep sorrow would not be wasted. When the opportunity to become part of the Oliver’s team in 2015 presented itself she considered it a welcome blessing and is looking forward to serving families as Pre-Need and Aftercare Director for years to come.
Tina has been running the hot lunch program at her son’s school for the past two years and enjoying getting to know the staff, children and parents. She also enjoys family time – which now also includes two grandsons, travelling, getting to know other cultures and spending time outdoors.