Olive Grunert

Olive Marguerite Grunert

Sunday, July 26th, 1942 - Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
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Olive Marguerite Grunert (Stirling), Christian, Medical Secretary, RNA, Mother of six adult children and Grandmother to 10 Grandchildren, aged 78 years, of Corner Brook, NL, passed peacefully away on October 7, 2020 at 4:03 pm at the Private Josiah Squibb Memorial Pavilion Long Term Care Facility in Carbonear surrounded by husband Ben and family members.

A devout Christian, Olive was born on July 26, 1942 to parents Anna Tucker, Of St Philips, and Sam Stirling, of Corner Brook, in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador.

A loving Mother of six children, Olive had the singing voice of an angel, sang in many choirs, enjoyed acting, loved playing her guitar and wrote many wonderful articles for her beloved Anglican Churchman and other forums.

While constantly caring for her children and filling her home with the smell of fresh home baked bread and baked beans, Olive could also be found helping and assisting others. She is most proud of being a driving force for the first Medical Clinic and working hard with Mr. Bill Churchill in bringing about a huge community park in her beloved community of Portugal Cove-St Philips She took great pride in helping others and instilling the same feelings in her children. We will miss her greatly.

Her shouts from the front steps of her home on Hardings Hill to her children to come home for supper are memories that will bring smiles to many people as her strong voice could be heard by all no matter how near or far. We all smile in the warmth of her memory.

Olive was predeceased by Mother Anna, Father Samuel, Sister Shirley, Son-in-Law Khaled (Anna) and Brother-in-Law Vincent (Debbie), Granddaughter Katelyn (Sherrie), Nephew Matthew (Margie), Uncles Jim Tucker and Cyril Tucker, Aunt Laura Retieffe, and her beloved Aunt Sarah Barnes and Special Cousin Derrick.

She is survived by Husband of 28 years, Bernd Grunert:
Son Darryl (Carol Ann) and Grandchildren Gregory, Samantha & Ryan,
Daughter, Anna and Grandchildren Adam and Nabil:
Daughter Nancy (Gerrard) and Grandchild Megan,
Son Walter (Kim),
Daughter Sherrie and Grandchildren Dylan and Emily,
Daughter Chrysta and Grandchildren Matthew and Stephen.
Brother Leonard (Bernie) and Nephew Bill, Nieces Jane, Joanne, and Susan:
Sister Olga (Michael) and Nephew Kristian (Nicole) & Grandnephew Jackson:
Sister Debbie:
Sister Brenda, Nephew Billy John, Grandnephew Elijah and Grandniece Emily:
Sister Margie (Drew) and Nephew Christian, Grandnieces Kaisha and Ariana and Grandnephew Lucas:
Sister Maxine and Nephew Jasen (Serena), Grandnephew James John and Grandniece Shirley:
Niece Laura (Robert) and a wide circle of friends and extended family including Ena Spurrell, Lima Spurrell, Betty Lush, Jean Bruneau and Bishop Donald Harvey.

The family requests that any donations be made to the Bible Society.

There has been a Cremation. At a future date, to be determined, there will be a Celebration of Life and Internment Ceremony once travel restrictions are relaxed due to the pandemic…..

All will be notified of Date, Time, and Location.

“It is no secret what God can do, what He’s done for others,
He’ll do for you…
With arms wide open, He’ll pardon you
It is no secret; what God can do”

Condolences may be written to the family at: For further information please call Slade’s Funeral Home, Bay Roberts at 786-2323.

During these exceptionally difficult times, we at Slade's Funeral Home are exercising ways to ensure public safety during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our trusted staff will be following regulations in conjunction with the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador in co-ordination with the Embalmers & Funeral Directors Board of Newfoundland & Labrador. For more details please visit our COVID-19 section of our website.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Slade’s Funeral Home, serving Carbonear, Upper Island Cove, Bay Roberts and surrounding areas.
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Posted at 09:24am
Our warmest condolences, to Chrysta and her family.

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Gus french

Posted at 05:46am
Sorry to hear of olives passing knew her from church at coleys point Anglican church choir also did some work for her at Brigus.A very nice woman

Ron Churchill

Posted at 05:12pm
Condolences to Ben and the family. She was a really nice lady. I remember her feeding me and my crew when we did some work for her and Ben years ago.

Maxine STIRLING Dawe

Posted at 12:52pm
My sister Olive , better known as Ollie was “ one of a kind”! Her writing , her guitar singing, her awesome energy to move and motivate leaves an indelible Mark on my memory. Olive was an inspiration to many , including me of course. FAMILY was everything to her. I know she is flying on the wings of the angels as her health got the better of her. Ollie was tenacious, never giving up, never giving in, just that her body did not cooperate.Thank you sis for being such an inspiration. Rest now with the angels. If there are jobs in Heaven , I know God has you busy with one
that you love. I will miss you so , so , so much. Love Maxine Toronto

Bernice Bemister Posted at 10:01am

Maxine, My sincere condolences on the loss of your sister... May she Rest In Peace... Bernice Bemister

Sharon Goldsworthy

Posted at 12:24am
I have fond memories of Olive from AWARE retreat weekends. Olive was always so joyful, encouraging and loved her family dearly. I am so happy that our paths crossed. Condolences to her family.

Nancy O’Donnell Posted at 09:04am

Thank you very much Sharon

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