Olive Smith

December 9, 1934 ~ February 27, 2022 (age 87)


It is with heavy hearts, we the family of Olive Smith, announce her sudden passing on Sunday February 27, 2022, at Kelvington Hospital.

Olive Llewellyn Harvey was born to Catherine (Thomas) and Horace Harvey on December 9, 1934, in Lintlaw. She was the second oldest of 6 children. Betty, Henry, John, David, and Maxine.

When Olive was 15 years old, she moved to Prince George, BC where she lived for approximately 4 years. While in Prince George she met and married Chris Switzer. In this union she was blessed with 2 sons Kim and Mark as well as one stepson Dean.

Olive left Prince George to move back to Nut Mountain to be near her Mom.  She then met and married Earl Smith of Lintlaw. They resided on the Smith family farm in Lintlaw. Olive and Earl were blessed with 5 children Gary, Calvin, Carol, Steven, and Diane.  Olive stayed at home with her family raising her children and making their house a loving home.

Once the children were grown, Olive went to work as a special care aide at Kelvington Lodge for several years until she retired after she turned 65 years old. Caring for the elderly was her passion and it was evident with her tender heart and caring ways.

She had many passions including gardening; feeding her birds, cats, and anyone or anything that was hungry; playing bingo; baking; assisting with many community events; watching curling; and listening to gospel music.  She will be remembered by her friends and family by her warm smile and tight hugs.

She was predeceased by, mother and father, husband Earl; sisters; Betty and Maxine; brother Henry; grand-daughter Jaden; and son Kim Switzer and sister in-law Jolaine Harvey.She is survived by her brothers: John (Carmen) and David (Bobbi), Sister-In Law Eileen (Mark), Sister-in-law Yvonne; her children: Gary (Brenda), Calvin (Pam), Carol (Ed), Steven (Penny), Diane (Ben), Daughter-in-law Janice, Mark (Lea), and Dean (Mel).

Grandchildren Zach, Jared, Preslie & Cody, Halie, Kristin & Tynan (Bennett, Sawyer, Elliott), Bryce & Lynn (Alyx and Emily), Brooke & Evan, Bradyn & Bailey (Brexlee), Christopher (Arlyn), Michael (Heidi), Jordan & Maddie (Jonah, Emmitt, and Chase), Catherine & Ory, Peyton & Ellie, Connor, Shane & Leah, Artur & Catherine (Oliver), Eva & Jason (Noah, Eden, Charlotte, Lucy), Anna, as well as numerous nieces and nephews and multitudes of friends.

Please send all donations in Olive’s memory to “Kelvington Health Care Facility Foundation” Box 70, Kelvington, SK, S0A 1W0


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Celebration of Life
March 4, 2022

11:00 AM
Lintlaw Community Hall
2nd ave
Lintlaw, SK S0A 2H0

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