Olive Shannon

Olive Mary Ellen Shannon

October 24, 1932 - April 11, 2020
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SHANNON, Olive Mary (nee Roach)
Peacefully at Renfrew Victoria Hospital with family by her side on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at the age of 87 years. Loving wife of the late Jack Shannon and dear mother of Doug (Jane, predeceased), Connie, Gary (predeceased), John (Lynn) and Brian (Julia). Proud and loving grandmother to 9 grandchildren (one predeceased) and 12 great-grandchildren.
"Mothers hold their children’s hands for just a little while….
And their hearts forever."
Olive was raised on a farm near the village of Haley Station, by her parents, Edward and Ellen (Coyne) Roach. She was a sister to 7 siblings. Survived by her brothers Lacey (late Kathleen) and Jim (Alice). Predeceased by Carmel (late Omer Pigeon), Herb, Rita (late Leonard Lemenchick), Alban (late Joan) and Ray (survived by Dorothy). A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at St. Francis Xavier Parish in the future, followed by a private interment at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Renfrew. Special thanks to Dr. Stephanie Langlois and her staff for the excellent care, compassion and assistance given to Olive and her family over many months. Thanks to the Palliative Care Team at the Renfrew Victoria Hospital for the medical attention and comfort provided to Olive during her stay in the hospital.
Donations to the Renfrew Victoria Hospital or the Ottawa Heart Institute can be made in memory of Olive.
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    St. Francis Xavier Cemetery
A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Francis Xavier Parish at a later date. Private inurnment at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery.


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Maureen OBrien

Posted at 11:35am
Doug & family:
We were very sorry to learn of your Mom’s passing. May all of the wonderful memories of your Mom & Grandmother help you through this difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Aubrey & Maureen O’Brien

Ellen Hill

Posted at 11:35am
Our deepest sympathy to all the Shannon family.Olive and Jack are lifelong friends of our family and will be truly missed, but never forgotten.May Olive Rest In Peace,sincerely
Ellen,Debbie ,Tim,Denis,Terry and families,

Barry and Donna Proulx

Posted at 11:35am
The Shannon Family
May the beautiful memories you hold in your heart give you comfort and strength in the days ahead. Our Sincere Sympathy

Pat Logan

Posted at 11:35am
Doug, Connie, John & Gary,
We are saddened to hear of Aunt Olive’s passing. Aunt Olive was a wonderful lady who raised a great family. She is the last of the three Roach girls. It was only two months ago we said goodbye to Dad (Alban). Both our parents shared a double wedding on May 24th 1952. Olive and our Dad shared many interesting stories of growing up on the farm with our families. I will always remember being at at Aunt Carmel’s (back when I lived in Ottawa) when Aunts Olive and Rita dropped in unexpectedly.. it was such a photo opportunity to see the tree of them together looking at photos but alas I had no camera! God bless all of you and your families and please know that Aunt Olive is in our prayers.
Pat (Patsy Roach) & Andrew Fong Ying

Keith Eady

Posted at 11:35am
Our condolences to the Shannon family and friends!

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