Mrs. Francis ‘Olive’ Fairchild-Lund of Innisfail, passed away at the Innisfail Health Care Centre on December 23, 2020 at the age of 104 years. Olive was born on November 25, 1916 in Aldergrove, British Columbia, she grew up with her four younger siblings in the farming community of Matsqui, British Columbia. They lived with the Sumas Mountain as a backdrop to the small farm owned by her parents, Frank and Helen Smith. When she married John Fairchild, who worked jobs that required travel, they lived in a number of places including Ladysmith, British Columbia, and she frequently mentioned the many fond memories of that location in particular. John and Olive later moved just east of Innisfail where they farmed. She later moved into the town of Innisfail. Olive was one of the first owners to move into the newly built Piper’s Landing Condo in Innisfail back in 2003 where she continued to reside up until her brief hospital stay. Olive had very strong ties and bonds with the residents there with whom she enjoyed the many visits and connections. She also had other friends outside of the condo complex who she stayed in contact with as well. Olive loved to play cards and she was always a formidable and challenging opponent. When she became a centurion, Olive was asked what had been the biggest “change” she felt had occurred for her over the one hundred years of her life and she replied “the telephone” as it suddenly made the world so much smaller and communication so much easier. Olive will be lovingly remembered by her youngest sister Margaret Wagers of Innisfail, and a number of nephews and nieces. Olive was predeceased by her first husband E.A. (John) Fairchild; second husband Oscar Lund; dear companion Clarence Miller; her sister Carrie (Tom) Scott of Abbotsford, British Columbia; her brother Harold (Maddie) Smith of Mt. Lehman, British Columbia; her brother, her brother, Don (Gwen) Smith of Rimbey; her brother-in-law George Wagers of Innisfail; and, her sister-in-law Dorothy Fairchild of St Catherines, Ontario. A small family Memorial Service will be held at a later date and Olive will be buried alongside her first husband, John, in the Innisfail Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be made in Olive’s honor to the S.T.A.R.S a 570-1441 Aviation PK N.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 9Z9 or at www.stars.ca or to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be sent or viewed at www.heartlandfuneralservices.com. Arrangements in care of: Heartland Funeral Services Ltd. 4415 – 49 Street, Innisfail, Alberta Phone: 403.227.0006 Fax: 403.227.6437
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Francis Olive Fairchild-Lund Smith Wednesday December 23rd 2020..
Décès pour la Ville: Innisfail, Province: Alberta