April 16th, 1920 ~ April 24th, 2014


Olive was born on April 16th, 1920 as the eldest child of William and Gladys (Hancock) Allingham in Cooks Harbor. She married Fredrick Joseph Saunders of St. Lunaire on September 2, 1940. As a result of their marriage, they were blessed with the birth of four daughters and five sons. They also raised two granddaughters. Olive’s hands were always busy, making clothes for her children, making skin boots (In the early days!), knitting, hooking rugs, making quilts, and baking. Her bread and pies were the very best! She also spent many hours in the fishing stage with her husband during the 30 summers they spent at Indian Tickle on the Labrador coast. Later in life Olive married Francis Sampson of River of Ponds aknd Selby Loder of St. Lunaire-Griquet. She was loved and cherished by all and will be missed dearly. Olive passed away on April 24th, 2014 at the Charles s. Curtis memorial hospital in her 94th year. Olive Leaves To Mourn her sons; Herbert (Evangeline), Rex (Irene), Ezra (Viann), Sherwin (Patricaia), Wade (Coleen), Daughters Mary (Frank), Isabel Simms, Gladys Hedderson, Alma (Ronald), Maxine Peyton, Glenys (Havner). Sisters; Alma Stryde, Grace (Chuck) Milks, Triffena (Ernest) Rodgers, Laverne (Ralph) Colbourne, June (Ralph) Drover. Brothers Basil (Irene), Edgar (Elsie), Horace, Stedman (Marjorie), Llewellyn (Thelma). Brother in law Eric (Rita) Saunders, Sister in law Loretta Saunders, AS well as 35 Grandchildren, 70 Great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren as well as a large circle of nieces and nephews and other relatives and close friends.  The visitation was held at the Pentecostal Church in St. Lunaire- Griquet, from which the funeral service was held on Sunday April 27th with Pastor Wayne Baker officiating, burial followed in the Church Cemetery. Funeral Arrangements where entruste3d to Kerry M. Fillatres Funeral Home, St. Anthony and Roddickton, Lee Nippard Funeral Director.