After living a long, productive and fulfilling life, Olive passed peacefully in her sleep on Saturday morning. She was proud to be a native-born Victorian, the 5th child of prominent local farmers, Jim and Lily Turner. Predeceased by her husband Doug in 1982, son-in-law Ian Christison in 2018 and each of her 8 siblings, Anne, Murray (Joan), Rosamond Watson, Kathleen (Bob Ireland), Jim, Bill (Donna), Rod (Juanita) and Helene (Doug Dye); Olive leaves 7 children: Jim (Nora), Jeannie, Peggie, Lorna (Ken Lundeen), Sandy, Helen (Sandy Christison) and Catriona along with 12 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren. She also leaves 24 nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life will be held in the main hall of the Saanich Fair Grounds at 2:00 pm, Sunday, April 7th, 2019.

Flowers gratefully declined. If you wish, donations in Olive’s memory may be made to the Saanich Pioneer Society or the Saanich Peninsula Hospital Society.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens
www.mccallgardens.com

 

  • Doreen Spoor
    April 9, 2019

    Helen, Jeannie, Catriona and families,
    We are sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing and wish you comfort in your many happy memories. Your Mom at 65 was so youthful and clearly for her that was middle age, what a wonderful long life!
    Take care,
    Doreen and Dave Spoor

  • Art and Norah Harfman
    April 9, 2019

    Our sincere condolences to the McHattie family. We didn’t get to see Olive often but so enjoyed her company when we did. She was always so full of fun and laughter with such a great sense of humour.
    Your cousins Art and Norah Harfman (nee Turner).

  • Sandra Watt
    April 8, 2019

    I am sorry to hear of your precious mom’s passing. May your memories be a great source of joy for you and your family..love Sandra watt

  • Shirley Butler
    April 7, 2019

    So nice to see the whole clan, McHattie’s, Turners and many farming families and friends today. Wonderful memories shared about Olive’s
    life that was so well lived. My grandparents and your grandparents were best of friends and I heard many stories growing up. Condolences to all of the family.

  • Irene Elwell
    April 6, 2019

    Our sympathy to all of the McHattie children and their families. We thought dearly of your mother, she was such a lovely lady. May you all find comfort and peace with all your cherished memories.

    The Elwell Family

  • Allan and Beth (Squance) Haythorne
    April 6, 2019

    We are so very glad that we became better acquainted with Olive in these last couple of years. Her smile was such a welcoming and cheering addition to the Mt. Newton Day Centre.
    Our connections with the Turner family go back a long way, and, more recently, with Jeannie and Helen at the Butchart Gardens.
    Our sympathies are with the whole family.

  • Dorothy McHattie
    April 5, 2019

    Our condolences Jim to you and the family for the loss of your mother, she was a great lady.

    Dorothy and Gil

  • Wendy (Beaumont) Bertrand
    April 4, 2019

    My condolences to the whole McHattie clan. Many fun times spent with them over my lifetime. Deep roots for both our families and friendships that stretch back over 80 years. The gun club crowd is now reunited. It’s going to get noisy up there.

  • Wendy and Rick Maggiora
    April 3, 2019

    Our condolences to Jim, Nora and McHattie family on the passing of Olive.

  • Janet (Harris) Irving
    April 3, 2019

    Thinking fondly of the happy times spent with your whole family when growing up on Keating Cross Road. Your Mom always had a warm welcome. I remember her beautiful flower baskets and peonies, delicious butter tarts, and her gorgeous smile. Wishing you all happy memories of a wonderful Mother.

  • Jack Lusk
    April 3, 2019

    3701 Mountain Rd. EVER SO SORRY TO READ OF YOUR LOSS lORNA. I REMEMBER SEEING HER FACE AT MANY OF OUR GAMES. A GOOD SUPPORTER IF EVER THERE WAS ONE. ALL THE WAY BACK TO YOUR HIGH SCHOOL DAYS AT CLAREMONT.
    HANG IN THERE KID, IT DOES GET EASIER DOWN THE ROAD AND HER MEMMORY DOES LIVE ON IN YOU. JACK LUSK

  • Jacquie Tarasoff (nee Myers)
    April 3, 2019

    Peggy and family. So sorry to hear about your mom. I remember going to the halloween bonfires in your backyard back in the 60’s! Sounds like your mom had a great long life.

  • Gillian Harper (nee Hickman)
    April 3, 2019

    Sending my thoughts to the McHattie family. My mother grew up on the Saanich penninsula as Olive did, and I often heard stories of the Turners and the times they lived in. My mom always enjoyed seeing Olive at the Fairgrounds each September and remarked on her hard work and dedication to that cause. Always a smile and kind word from your dear mom. She will be missed dearly by all she touched.

  • John & Ingie Fletcher
    April 3, 2019

    Sandy and family, we are so sorry to hear of your very sad loss today. Condolences, John & Ingie Fletcher

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