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Olive Carry Johnston


Olive Carry Johnston Olive Carry Johnston

"Olive Carry Johnston" former surname Coleman, Née Fournier.

Born in Midland, Simcoe, Ontario, Canada on June 2nd 1933. 

Passed onto our lord on December 5th 2017 at the age of 84 years, while residing at her comfortable hillside home on 9 acres that overlooks the Petitcodiac tidal bore river valley amongst the Appalachian Mountain Range at the mouth of the Bay of Fundy - Home of the world's highest tides in Hillsborough, Albert County, New Brunswick, Canada.

At all times, whether she was in the company of or faraway from, her heartfelt and unconditional love for both of her sons is unequivocal. John Robert Srigley of Toronto, Ontario & Donald Warren Coleman of Hillsborough, New Brunswick survive their beloved Mother and hold her loving memory close to their hearts. 

She cherished all of her family immensely, for whom her love is dedicated, unwavering and passionate. Olive is survived by brothers and sisters Joan Biro of Riverside, California, Joel Fournier and Carol Fournier both of Halifax, Nova Scotia respectively.

Olive is predeceased by her Métis (Ojibwe - Anishinaabe) Birth Mother Lucille Vallee of Victoria Harbour, Ontario who also gave birth to 12 of her brothers and sisters, her blessed and incomparable Mother that raised her Mary Fournier Née Peltier of Raleigh Township, Ontario, her Father Walter Fournier of Penetanguishene, Ontario, her husbands' William Warren Coleman of Toronto, Ontario and John Ian Johnston of Clydebank, Scotland and her brothers and sisters; Albert, Loretta, Leo, Theresa, Jim, Patrick, Stella, Rita, Lucy, Margaret and Walter. 

Her nieces and nephews both living and deceased are very special to her! Their combined energy represent the past and the future. She loves them all and embraces their spirits as her angels, who are the embodiment and continuum our family tree and the legacy of her cherished siblings.

Olive had 14 brothers and sisters and grew up in very close proximity to the monumental "Martyrs' Shrine" church where her Father Walter impeccably manicured the grounds and flower gardens and the historical park known as "Ste. Marie among the Hurons" that is a French Jesuit settlement in Wendake, the land of the Wendat, near modern Midland, Ontario.

Olive Carry Johnston; A genuine people person who flourished in the business world on many levels, who was an avid golfer, as well as a fabulous cook and home maker. A petite, dynamic, loyal, well spoken and highly intellectual lady, who appreciated both simple and finer pleasures. Her adventures as a visitor and/or resident of, included places such as; Scotland, England, Mexico, France, Florida, Texas, Australia and New Zealand. 

During our last living moment together I tucked her in, turned on the cozy heating blanket, gently stroked the hair off both sides of her forehead and said "I Love You Mom," she replied "I Love You." - Donald Coleman

 The "Celebration of Life" gathering of family and friends will occur on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018, which would have been her 85th Birthday. Contact Donald Coleman at 506-734-3004 for details.


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Service Date
Saturday, June 2, 2018
Service Location
to be announced

Visitation Location
no visitation