DAVIS, Olive Marina

Posted: November 14th, 2016



– Iitspoohkoomiakii

“Calling from Above Woman”

June 14th, 1936 –

November 3rd, 2016

It is with profound and deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of our beautiful and beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother/great grandmother, cousin and friend. Mom made her journey to be with her Lord and Saviour on November 3rd, 2016 at the Lethbridge Regional Hospital.

She was surrounded by her loving children, grandchildren, family and friends. She was born at the Blood Indian Hospital on June 14th, 1936.

She was the eldest child of Edward and Jane Davis, she most recently celebrated her 80th birthday.

Her loss will be most deeply felt by her loving children; Jackie (John), Roxanne, Jarvis, Shannon (Iippii) and her baby; Maria Joy. Also her 3 stepsons; Gerald (Robin) Wells, Eugene (Sharyl) Wells and Howard Wayne (Luigi) Wells, all of Montana, USA. She will also be greatly missed by her precious grandchildren and great grandchildren. All of whom she was so proud of and held each and every one of them so dearly to her heart.

She also leaves behind her siblings; Vivian, Wesley (Jeannie), Thelma and her baby sister Karen, who shares the same birthday as her. It has often been said by Karen that she was the best present that mom (Olive) ever received!

She will also be sadly missed by all of her nieces and nephews, cousins, relatives and so may friends. Olive was predeceased by her parents Edward and Jane Davis, paternal grandparents Charlie and Rosie Davis, maternal grandparents Mary Russell, Tom and Cecille Russell; her sister Jaunita and brother-in-law Evans Melting Tallow, her bothers Wilbert and Chester Davis; her baby Lloyd Davis; her nephew Brendan Brothen and most recently her niece, Anita (Twinks) Melting Tallow.

Mom was our rock! She sacrificed so much for us. She taught us to love God and to show kindness and compassion towards others. She taught us to be humble and forgiving, especially when we didn’t want to be. She often told us never to think we were better than anyone and to treat all with respect. She often told us how proud she was of each of us and she saw us as perfect, even if we were not. When we were small, she always kissed us good night, even if we were asleep. She always had a smile, a hug and a “hello” for everyone.

Her kitchen was always open to family and friends. Her phone was always busy. Her favorite question to her children, grandchildren and friends was, “So, any news?” or “Anything new?” She liked to talk hockey with the boys. She loved Jerome Iginla. She loved Elvis and Freddie Fender. She was cool!

She was “Mom” to many foster children and all of her children’s friends. She loved the Lord and often shared that love with others. She was very proud of the fact that she, along with her friend Don Frantz, produced a DVD of the Bible based on the Book of Luke, which they translated into the Blackfoot language. Their DVD has been distributed far and wide and has led many to the Lord. At the time of her passing they were working on a Blackfoot Dictionary.

Mom your passing has left such a deep void in our hearts that can never be filled. We love you to infinity, but God loves you more, so he took you home.

“Every morning lean thine arms a while

Upon the window sill of heaven

And gaze upon the Lord

Then, with a vision in thy heart,

Turn strong to meet the day.”

Thomas Blake

A Family Service will be held at Legacy Funeral Home, Cardston on Friday, November 11th at 5:00 p.m. followed by the Wake Service at the Cardston Seniors Centre (260- 1st Street West), Cardston from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. The Funeral Service will be at the Cardston Seniors Centre, Cardston on Saturday, November 12th at 11:00 a.m. Interment in St. Paul’s Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to: www.legacyfuneralhome.ca

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