BLEACH, (nee Guthrie), Olive Thompson
Olive passed away in her 96th year at Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home on Sunday, August 21, 2022. Olive was the beloved wife of William (Bill) James Bleach (d. 2021) for 74 years; proud and loving mother of Bill Bleach (d. 2014) and his partner Bonnie Bodkin; Anne Culham (David), Jane Aubrey (Lew); cherished Nana of Bill Bleach (d. 2010), Jeff Bleach (Erin), Elizabeth Duguay (Zac), Bruce Aubrey (Bryanne), David Aubrey (Kyra) and Larissa Dussin (Michael); and great grandmother of Marcus, James, Parker, Aria, Ellie, Quinn and Billy.
Olive worked in family-owned Guthrie’s Bakeries Ltd. from the time she was a teenager until the early 70s. She then joined Sears Canada where she worked until retirement. Olive served for many years in the local church as a church organist and as a leader in various ministries. She continued to serve into her 90s. Olive had a heart of gold and was kind and loving to everyone she met. She was a constant source of support and encouragement to her family who simply adored her. Olive leaves behind a deep legacy of faith and love.
A memorial service will be held at Mrs. G’s Café, Lakeside Church, 7654 Conservation Road, Guelph, Ontario on Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial contributions to Ontario Christian Gleaners (519-624-8245) or Wellington Terrace Long Term Care Home (519- 846-5359) would be appreciated.
Arrangements entrusted to Gilchrist Chapel – McIntyre & Wilkie Funeral Home, One Delhi Street, Guelph, (519-824-0031). We invite you to leave your memories and donations online at www.gilchirstchapel.com and they will be forwarded to the family.
Wednesday, September 14, 2022
Mrs. G's Cafe, Lakeside Church
Private family burial
Woodlawn Memorial Park
Ontario Christian Gleaners, Wellington Terrace LTC
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