RITCHIE. Olive Lillian born September 25, 1930 to May 5, 2022 aged 92 years
Olive Lillian (nee Kurenoff) beloved wife of Stan Ritchie of Kamsack entered into rest at the Kamsack District Nursing home on May 5, 2022 at the age of 92 years. Born on September 25, 1930 in the Cote District, to Alex Jr. and Pauline (Polly) Horkoff. Olive was the eldest of their five children. Olive attended Silver Creek School and attained her grade ten in high school. She moved to Kamsack and worked as a clerk at Dan’s Grocery Store, Stein Clothing Store and Davies Drugstore.
On October 25, 1949 she married the love of her life, Stan Ritchie at the Westminster Memorial United Church in Kamsack. Their month long honeymoon took them to the states where they visited many sites, family and friends. Her home was always open; especially to Sandy Cojocar and Francis O’Keefe who boarded but became like family.
At the age of 73 she got her driver’s license so she could drive to visit Stan at the Nursing Home, to Veregin and Madge Lake. Travelling to visit her sister Lorna in Alaska numerous times, Minnesota, Denver and Dubai U.A.E. were her best vacations ever.
Loving and dearly loved mother of Phyllis (James) Strelioff, the late Jim (Lucy) Ritchie, Robert (Val) Ritchie. Cherished grandma of Kris, Kyra, Alisha (George) and Robert Jr. Dearest great-grandma to Tristan and Sam. She will sadly be missed by her sister Lorna Whitaker (Late George) and brother Philip (Adele) Kurenoff and by many cousins, nieces’ nephews and friends.
Olive was predeceased by her husband Stan in 2007, brother Sergie Kurenoff, sister Mildred Perry (late James).
In keeping with Olive’s wishes a private family interment will be held at Riverview Cemetery, Kamsack, SK. Those who wish to donate in memory of Olive may do so to the Kamsack Nursing Home auxiliary (Box 349, Kamsack, SK., S0A 1S0) and Kamsack Royal Canadian Legion Branch #24 (Box 1653, Kamsack, SK., S0A 1S0 ). To leave a note of condolence please visits wolkowski.ca
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Kamsack and District Nursing Home Auxillary
Kamsack, Saskatchewan SK s0a1s0
Kamsack Royal Canadian Legion Branch #24
Box 1653, Kamsack SK S0A1S0