Passed on: January 6th, 2013
HJERMENRUDE, Mrs. Olive May of Swift Current, SK, passed away on Sunday, January 6th, 2013 in the Herbert and District Integrated Healthcare Facility at the age of 91 years. The funeral service was held on Friday, January 11th, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. from Grace United Church with Reverend Ruth McArthur officiating. Interment was in Memory Gardens Cemetery, following the reception in the church basement. Taralee Turner presented the eulogy. Alicia Hjermenrude read a “tribute” to “Grandma”. Olive’s granddaughters acted as pallbearers: Donette Phillips, Taralee Turner, Tiffany McRae, Alicia Hjermenrude, Andrea Lawrence, and Nicole Hjermenrude. Olive is survived by her children Karen (Len) Faubert, Murray (Donna) Hjermenrude, Daniel (Sheila) Hjermenrude, Marilyn (Rob) Lawrence and Brian (Mona) Hjermenrude; grandchildren: Donette, Taralee, Darin, Kent, Kelly Tiffany, Alicia, Shawn, Nicole, Bradley, Andrea and Lonetta; her ten great grandchildren, and two step great grandsons, her sister Ruby Anderson (with whom she shared her wedding day), and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Clifford Hjermenrude (2005), her son Kenneth Hjermenrude (1976) her parents Ellwood (1940) and Lucinda (1972) Pretty; sisters, Pearl (1946) Petch, and Hazel (1994) Cole. Olive was born on the homestead in the Whitehall School District. She attended Whitehall school and was united in marriage to Clifford Hjermenrude on Oct. 27th, 1942 in the Knox United Church in Swift Current, SK. Olive was a successful homemaker all her life. She was a member of the First United Church and the Swift Current Old Time Fiddlers (where she enjoyed all the touring and dancing with the group). Her special interests included quilting (she hand-quilted many quilts, the Flower Garden being her favorite pattern), she sang all day long and loved her music records and tapes. She was the neighborhood caregiver to many latch-key kids. She was very passionate about her photo albums, ensuring each grandchild had one of their very own to cherish. Her family was her greatest accomplishment, as she was a Mother beyond compare. In recent years she enjoyed watching the squirrels and birds in the yard and all the children frolic as they boarded the school bus at the corner. Arrangements were entrusted to Warren’s Funeral Home in Swift Current. For further information visit our website at www.warrensfuneralhome.com and express your sympathy to family members in our book of condolences or call 773-8831 or 1 800 267-6606.