Olive Caroline Poole

Passed 03/09/2022


Obituary For Olive Caroline Poole

Poole, Olive Caroline July 16, 1934- March 9, 2022
Olive, loving wife of John passed away exactly two years’ to the day that the love of her life left us. Blessings are disguised in many ways. Words cannot express the anguish she endured being isolated for the entire pandemic after losing her life partner. Mom not only prevailed but some how became stronger.
Diagnosed with a debilitating disease which by all estimates would end her life, she endured and in fact, at times, seemed to be reversing her age.
The last two years were tough, but always the one for looking good, the Vardy often came out in her. Insisting on getting dressed up daily; earrings, necklaces and still picking out every coordinated outfit. No one was allowed to do her nails other than Rhonda, which turned out to be amazing quality time. She insisted on red polish which drew compliments from her resident friends and a smile on her face. Every new blouse had to meticulously selected for her special visits with her family. In the end her memory wasn’t the greatest, but nothing a guitar couldn’t get her to remember her favorite oldies and sing every word. It was son and mom musical hour and a memory that I will carry forever.

Although mom never held traditional job roles, she was a champion in foster childcare for much of her life. As a young man, I would never be surprised to come home and find that for that night, or many more to come, that there was a new brother or sister in the house. We do not know the exact number of children that mom and dad cared for, however, I do remember one little boy named Adam who she particularly became attached to, and he literally became a part of our family. Adam was eventually adopted to another family, which I know broke mom’s heart. What does it say about a person that can get a knock on the door in the middle of the night to rescue a very frightened child? My mom would open her arms as if they were her own, often bathing and feeding them in the middle of the night. Dad was right there holding the pom-poms…

Through her entire life, this love and inclusivity was not the exception, but the norm. Even the twelve years that mom and dad were in the Magnolia Continuing Care home, children were the catalyst for making her smile. She so loved all her family, the many nieces, and nephews who were always there for her and always were such an important part of her life. Anytime family was around, mom was very happy and glowed.

Olive is predeceased by her loving husband John, and sons Ernie and Berkley. Survived by son Bill, (Glenda), granddaughters, Teri-Lynn (Justin) and Amanda, (Brad), great grandchildren Makenzie and Madelyn and son, Terry (Rhonda).

The family would like to thank all the wonderful employees at the Magnolia Continuing Care home for their tremendous care and friendship.

A service well be held at a later date and announced here

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  • 03/17/2022

    Our thoughts are with you, Terry at this difficult time. Your Mom was a sweetheart. Sending love from Mom and me.

  • 03/17/2022

    Sorry to hear of olive passing. Thinking of you all at this time.

  • 03/17/2022

    Olive is missed at the Magnolia. Memories of both her and John warm our hearts.

  • 03/16/2022

    Heartfelt condolences to the remaining Poole family. Sad to hear of Olive's passing but we know she's happier now to be 'together again' with John (her great love) as well as Ernie and Berkley who I recall her lovingly talking about many times. It's amazing but not surprising that John called to her on the same date he left us all. She was a wonderful, kind and funny lady who we enjoyed getting to know and spending times with her and John. Both such wonderful people. They didn't come any better. Olive was my 'birthday buddy' which is why I always felt she was so special to me having been born on the same date - we enjoyed celebrating a few birthdays together. You will be missed greatly Olive. Rest easy now 'sweet lady' in your 'new' painfree existence. God Bless to all. (Doug and Kathy Smith)

  • 03/16/2022

    Sending lots of love to Terry and Bill and Family during this difficult time. Aunt Olive was a kind and compassionate woman. Her and Uncle John always carried a smile and a joke or two. Missing you terribly. Vanessa and Family.

  • 03/16/2022

    So Sorry for your loss. Olive was a kind and lovable lady, straight from the "ROCK". I remember taking her wedding photos (Her and John's). She had the greatest smile, (John too) They were a match made in Heaven. God Speed. Brenda (Wambolt) Coolen

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