Olive Marine Moutsos
June 13, 1942 – December 21, 2018
Mrs. Olive Marine Moutsos, Resident of Kamloops, British Columbia, formerly of Sydney, Nova Scotia, passed away on Friday December 21, 2018 at Royal Inland Hospital at the age of 76.
Olive was born on June 13, 1942 in Sydney, Nova Scotia. A true Cape Bretoner, she came from a large family of 9, with her six siblings living in Nova Scotia. She is predeceased by Allistair (Ada), Danny, Sally (Peter), Alice (Donald), Lilian (Jim), Watson. She is survived by two sisters in law, Connie and Lynn.
Olive was a woman of faith, and found her strength, comfort and encouragement through her faith in God every morning. She was hard worker and started at a young age working at a restaurant owned by relatives, where she met her future husband, Ted (Theordoros) Moutsos. Ted and Olive were married on June 1, 1967 in the Greek Orthodox Church in Sydney where Olive devoted herself to her husband and the Greek community.
Olive and Ted moved their two young girls, Sophia and Maria, to Cache Creek in 1970 where they started their life together in the restaurant business with their extended family. They moved to Kamloops in 1975 after the birth of their twin boys, George and Demetries.
Family was a huge part of Olive’s life, from her younger years with her siblings, she was a caregiver to many. She devoted 61 years of her life to her loving husband, Ted, and they raised 4 beautiful children. There were so many others who called her ‘Mom’ over the many years, when her own children were growing up, who she carried under her wing as a loving parent/role model. She loved her three grandchildren with all of her heart.
Over the years, the lessons of life which included both joys and struggles, taught her patience, kindness, compassion and forgiveness, for all those she cared for. Olive was a kind and generous person, who always put aside time and laughter with her family.
“Due unto others as you would have them do unto you” were not just scriptural words, but a way of living an honest and humble life.
She will be sadly missed by her loving husband, Ted Moutsos, and her children and their spouses, Sophia Moutsos, Maria Moutsos-Paul, (Bill), George Moutsos, (Valerie), Demetries Moutsos, (Natalie) and her grandchildren, Joshua Moutsos Eisler, Shaleyea Paul, Dimitri Moutsos and many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends in both Kamloops area, Cape Breton and Greece.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
A Viewing with the family will be held on Thursday January 3rd from 4pm-6pm in the Schoening Funeral Chapel, 513 Seymour St, Kamloops, BC.
Funeral Service will be on Friday January 4th at 10:30 at Schoening Funeral Chapel followed by the burial at Hillside Cemetery. A small reception will follow the burial in the Schoening tea room.
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Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Olive Marine Moutsos 2018..