Olive Margaret Tunnicliffe (nee Lyons)

February 24, 1921 – June 13, 2015


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Olive Margaret Tunnicliffe, on June 13, 2015 at the Cormorant Island Health Centre.

Olive was born February 24th 1921 in Star City Saskatchewan.

On Dec 22 1949, she married the love of her life, Gordon Samuel Tunnicliffe in Winnipeg Manitoba. The two then ran a dry cleaning business in Tisdale Saskatchewan. In 1972, Gordon answered an add in the paper and they moved to Port McNeill to operate another dry cleaning business that included a nice little green house on Beach Drive.

Olive is predeceased by her husband

Gordon, who passed away in Alert Bay in 1974. She stayed in that little green house and continued to be a very active member of the community as a Lioness, part of the hospital auxiliary, the Happy Gang, the seniors and many other events.

With more family members and friends than can be named, Olive will be loved and remembered by all. Service was held on June 20th, at the St. John Gualbert Anglican United Church in Port McNeill, followed by a reception at the Lions hall.

We would like to thank everyone in the community for showing Olive your smiles, love and respect. Your kindness will not be forgotten. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides (Pennies for Puppies).