Olive Cox

Olive Mae Cox

Saturday, October 31st, 1931 - Monday, May 10th, 2021
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COX, Olive Mae (nee: Bell) 1931-2021 peacefully at Hill House Hospice Richmond Hill, Monday May 10th, after a brief illness. Predeceased by sisters Thora (Coleman) and Shirley (Johnston) and brothers Bill and Ken. Cherished wife of 63 years of Meryl. Loving mother to Andrew (Terri-Ann Witwicki)and Jennifer (Ian Gallichan). Treasured grandmother of Rowan, Gavin, Dalton and Fiona. Olive was born and raised on a farm in Leeds County Ontario. She was the first in her family to graduate University from Queens in 1958. To be able to afford University she began teaching right out of high school and completed her University in the summer terms. She was teaching at the age of 18 years in a one room schoolhouse near her home in Mott’s Mills Ontario. A teaching job took her to Sundridge, Ontario where she met Meryl. They were married and shortly thereafter moved to Richmond Hill where they have lived and raised a family. In Richmond Hill she taught at McConaghy Public School in the basement with the other new teachers. After taking some time off to raise her children when they were small she resumed teaching again and started with long term supply teacher assignments at Jefferson Public School, Roselawn Public School, 16th Avenue Public School amongst others. OIive reached mandatory retirement age (65) and retired from her full-time permanent teaching position at Crosby Heights Public School. She was a devoted Christian who contributed greatly to Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church and before that Wesley United Church in Vandorf. She enjoyed spending time with friends and family including her grandchildren. She loved attending annual family reunions and visiting with everyone. Marshall’s Funeral Home in Richmond Hill is handling arrangements. Funeral service will be immediate family only due to COVID restrictions. The service of remembrance will be recorded and available for viewing at as of 2 P.M. Saturday May 15th, 2021. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Hill House Hospital and MacKenzie Health Richmond Hill as well as all the friends and family who have cared for Mom and the family through this difficult time. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Hill House Hospice or Crohn’s and Colitis Canada
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sheila ewing

Posted at 05:43pm
The Ewing Family send their condolences to the Cox Family. Your mother was such a kind and caring person as well as a wonderful teacher. Kristi enjoyed many play visits with Jennifer during the years at MacKillop. We remember those years fondly.

Sheila. Jim, Shannon and Kristi

Sandi Blain

Posted at 09:55am
When my sister was reading the obituaries and read Olive Mae Cox I said I had a teacher named Mrs Cox. No it can't be and yet it was. Mrs. Cox was a substitute teacher when I was going to Jefferson PS many years ago...around 40 years. Oh my. I might have also had Mrs Cox in Crosby. I was only there for 1 yr, but can't remember if she was there with me or not.I do remember Mrs Cox as a strict but firm teacher. She was fun to have in the class and I do remember her fondly. Thank you to the family for sharing her funeral service with us. I enjoyed that very much. Hearing how you talked about her in your speeches reminded me of her. Even for the very short time I knew her I remember her more by this service. Thanks again for sharing and my condolences to each of you for your loss.

Cathy Ruch

Posted at 09:48am
Mrs. Cox was my grade 2 teacher, (1961 - 1962), at Walter Scott Public School and I remember her fondly. Many years later, (in the 1990’s), I met up with her at Crosby Heights Public School where my son was a student and had Jennifer Cox as a supply teacher. My son took a photo of Mrs. Cox and I together and I cherish the image to this day. I wish the family of my “Mrs. Cox”, great strength and please know, she will always be remembered in my heart with gratitude and respect.

Cathy Ruch (nee Dunk)

Jean I Glionna nee sanderson

Posted at 07:02am
Mrs cox was a delightful lady. She was a friend of the s Sayers families , the Sandersons too and to many people of Richmond Hil Anyone whom she taught liked her.. may she rest in peace. Jean Glionna nee Sanderson derson

ashlee artemchuk

Posted at 09:14pm
Mrs. Cox was my Grade 3 teacher at Crosby Heights in 1993. She was a wonderful lady and a great teacher. Condolences to the Cox family during this difficult time.
Ashlee Artemchuk

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