January 10, 1934 – May 17, 2015

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Margaret Marie Olich (nee Blackburn), at Shuswap Lake General Hospital early on Sunday May 17, 2015, with her three daughters by her side. Marie was born in Enderby, B.C. as the eldest of three daughters for Austin and Grace Blackburn. Marie was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, George, in 2006, as well as both of her parents.

Marie is survived by her loving daughters, Sandra (Dave) Strain of Ashton Creek, Lori (Randy) Smith of Mara, and Penny (Greg) Robinson of Ashton Creek. She leaves to mourn nine grandchildren, and 23 great grandchildren. Marie is also survived by her two sisters, Dorothy (Al) Davyduke-Hobbs, and Judy (Gary) Farynuk, as well as sister in-law Irma Marketon. She leaves behind many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family members, and friends. She will truly be missed by all that had the honour to know her.

A Memorial Service will be held for Marie at 1:00 pm on Saturday, June 6, 2015 at the Enderby Seniors Complex (1101 George Street, Enderby, BC). Expressions of sympathy may be forwarded to the family at

Cremation arrangements entrusted to ALTERNATIVES FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES® Armstrong 250-546-7237 & Vernon 250-558-0866

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