Olive Katherine Macdonald

March 16th, 2022

Macdonald, Olive Katherine (nee Boughtin)


1930 – 2022 


Died peacefully on March 16th in Langley Hospice after a long and full life, rich with love from her family and friends.

Born August 19, 1930, in Edmonton, Alberta. Olive was a beautiful individual with a gentle spirit and keen mind and always impeccably dressed.

She married Ian Macdonald in Edmonton in December of 1952. Ian’s job in sales took them across the country from Edmonton to Vancouver, to Calgary, to Montreal and back. Olive was an accomplished cook and loved to entertain, baking was her passion. 

Olive played duplicate bridge for over 50 years achieving two significant milestones in the bridge world: Life Master ship in 1981 and Gold Life Master rank in August 2011.  Olive continued playing up to 4 times a week well into her late 80’s.

She successfully fought breast cancer twice, more than 50 years apart and was an active volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society in Edmonton for many years.

Olive was predeceased by her husband Ian in 2011 and earlier by her only sibling, Mark. Olive is survived by her son, Daryll (Cheryl) and their 2 sons Richard and Derek and 4 great granddaughters Brooklyn, Charleigh, Veronica, and Vienna, and by her daughter, Sheryl-Lynne (aka SL) and her 2 sons, Thomas (Briana) and Ryan (Katia).

Our thanks go out to the doctors, nursing staff and volunteers at Langley Hospice for their compassion and dedication. A small family Catholic mass will be held in her honour. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society or Langley Hospice in her memory.


A lovely and vivacious woman of many talents. No doubt heaven now has a new master baker and awesome bridge player

Olive was a lovely lady which we always enjoyed her visits. Her pies we impeccable and appreciated. She will be in our hearts and memories. Treasure your memories, they are yours alone to keep. Bryan and Glenda Jackson

Jonathan & I are so sad to hear of your loss. Your mother was a wonderful lady. We wish peace and comfort to you and your family. ❤️

She was so lovely and I’m so glad I was able to spend time with her and SL in her later years ❤️

Our deepest condolences to the Macdonald family. Our master baker will be missed by all of us. Marge and family.

Deepest condolences to the Macdonald family. Our master Baker will be so missed by us all. Marge and family.

Olive was an amazing person with a warm heart and a lovely, generous spirt. Please accept my deepest sympathies and condolences.

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