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Olive Burgess

Olive Burgess

Olive Burgess, 101, of Canterbury Hall, Riverview and formerly of Austin St., Moncton, passed away peacefully at The Moncton Hospital on Sunday, December 2, 2018. 

Born in Harrisville, she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Lydia (Lockhart) Stiles. 

Olive was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great great grandmother. She was a member of the former Wesley Memorial United Church, a member of Harrisville United Church, a Life Member of the UCW, member of the Church Board and an organizer of the Prayer Chain. Olive was involved with many community service organizations including the Moncton Council of Women, Lakeview Manor Auxillary, the first "Meals on Wheels" in Moncton and a member of Alpha Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi. She loved people, spending time with family and friends, sharing a game, a laugh and travelling, especially her many trips to British Columbia. 

Olive will be sadly missed by her daughter, Wenda Daykin (Bruce) of Victoria, BC; stepson, Glenn Burgess (Nancy) of Riverview; grandchildren, Tricia, Ian, Beth, Brenda, Scott, Mark and Joanne; great grandchildren, Jason, Justin, Jack, Amelia, Penelope, Cove and Jasper; great great grandchildren, Kevin and Mikayla; niece, Lorna and nephews, Harvey and Allison; several great nieces, nephews and extended family members. 

In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her first husband, Walter Jones in WWII and second husband, Garfield Burgess; son, Harvey at the age of 3; stepson, Paul Burgess; sister, Edith and brothers, Milton and Clarence. 

Visitation at Fergusons Funeral Home, 1657 Mountain Road, Moncton (858-1995) on Saturday, December 8, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm, followed immediately by a service to celebrate and honour Olive’s life at 2:00 pm with Rev. Charlotte Youland officiating. Reception in the Funeral Home Reception Centre following the service. Interment will be in Elmwood Cemetery in the spring. 

In memory of Olive, donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or Friends of The Moncton Hospital would be appreciated. Online condolences for the family may be shared at

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Service Date
Saturday, December 8, 2018
Service Time
2:00 pm
Service Location
Fergusons Funeral Home Chapel

December 8, 2018
Visitation Time
1:00 to 2:00 pm
Visitation Location
Fergusons Funeral Home

Burial Location
Elmwood Cemetery in the spring of 2019

Requested Charity
Canadian Cancer Society or Friends of The Moncton Hospital