With profound sadness, we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother (Mutti/Omi) in Sidney, BC on January 2, 2020 at the age of 98 3/4 years. Olga was predeceased by her husbands, Johann Maier and Graham Elliott, and by her siblings, Alfons, Alex, Oskar, Milli and their spouses.  She is survived by her daughter, Ingrid (Dan) and her son, Manfred (Catalina); grandchildren, Melissa (Dan), Chris (Erin), Sebastian and Patrick; her great-grandchildren, Ainsley and Reese; step-daughter, Donna (Robert) and their family, Joel (Vanessa), Simon and Alec.

Olga’s path in life took many directional turns. Living in Germany and employed by the Marklin factory, she painted model trains. After immigrating to Canada, she and Johann became poultry farmers in Gordon Head and then gradually acquired rental buildings which she managed on her own after Johann’s passing. With her second husband, Graham, she had the opportunity to semi-retire and travel. Olga was a founding member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and the Victoria Edelweiss Club, remaining active until her health declined.  She was a choir member of both and sang at the Commonwealth Games in 1994. Olga believed in keeping busy with various hobbies, but spending time with family and friends remained her greatest pleasure.

A Memorial Service will be held in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 2:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer’s Society, 300-828 W 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2 https://secure2.convio.net/alz/site/Donation2

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Garden



  • Olga Gill

    Dear Ingrid, Manfred and family,
    Olga and I were neighbours at Foxborough Hills for many years and she was such a delight to converse with. She was always eager to share her life story whenever I would ask. Fond memories of your Mom still make me smile. May it help to comfort your sorrowing heart to know that I am remembering your family during this difficult time of loss.
    Olga xx

  • Pat

    Ingrid, Dan and family,

    I was sad to hear of Olga’s passing and although I only knew her for a short time, I will always have wonderful memories of the times we spent together.

    My sincerest sympathy goes to all of you and I know your memories of her and a life well lived will always be with you….

    Thinking of you,

  • Rita Hambley

    Ingrid, Dan, Manfred, Katy and families,

    Our most sincere condolences on the passing of your mom/oma.
    May she rest in peace and may her memories stay in your hearts

    Sending you all our love,
    John and Rita Hambley

  • Linda Roy

    Dear Manfred , Caty , Ingrid and Dan,

    My condolences you and your families . Your Mom was a lovely and accomplished lady who left behind a great legacy.
    May your many happy memories of her see you through this time of sorrow.

    In sympathy,


  • Mariana and Octavian Negrea

    Dear Manfred and Catalina, our deepest condolences. May God rest her soul… She had a beautiful and exemplary life, which will be always cherished by her family and friends.

  • Rv Mons Patricio F.Trevizan Lucic

    Los Angeles del Cielo se han alegrado de recibir a Mutti.,un ser.muy especial..Sencilla..simple.. trabajadora..generosa .alegre..religiosa..respetuosa de las personas…Siendo yo Sacerdote Católico..hermano de Catalina me demostró su aprecio y afecto enseguida como persona y luego en mi Ministerio.RECORDANDOLE EN ARGENTINA EN LAS SANTAS MISA
    Ahora Descansa junto a Jesús !

  • Linda and Paul

    Our condolences to Manfred and Caty, Ingrid and Dan and families.
    Mutti lived a long and successful life. She was very proud of her family.

    We are with you in spirit.

    Linda and Paul

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