It is with great sadness that the family of Olivia Veda MacLean (nee Greenbird) announce her passing at the age of 76 on January 24th, 2020, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital.
Known to all as Veda, Doug and Veda shared their lives for over 60 years, with a grown family of Irene (John) Thompson, Marion (Brian) Layman, Douglas (Adrianna) MacLean, and James MacLean. Veda cherished her 14 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, including one great-granddaughter named after her and born on her birthday (December 23), and1 great-great-granddaughter. Veda is predeceased by 3 grandsons Michael Douglas Cole (1995), Douglas Wesley White (2018) and Justin James Thompson (2019).
Survived by her siblings Arlene, Vonda, Brenda, Laurie, Wendy, and Randy, Veda is predeceased by 2 sisters, Lucille, Joyce, her brother Robert and her parents Robert & Irene Greenbird. Veda will be missed by her many extended family, friends, and neighbours.
Veda was a bookworm who loved to read a variety of books, preferring her Harlequin Romances. Knitting, needlepoint, baking, and quilting where just some of Veda's favourite hobbies, passing many of these skills onto her grandchildren. Angel figurines abounded in Veda's home, a touch of heaven in her own surroundings.
A visitation will take place on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, from 1pm - 3pm, at Gilpin Funeral Chapel, 123 King Street East, in Forest, followed by a service conducted at 3pm with Pastor Murray Shawnoo officiating. A reception will follow at the Kettle Point Community Centre where friends and family are welcomed back to share memories and moments together.
Donations can be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation in Veda's honour. Arrangements are entrusted to Gilpin Funeral Chapel, 123 King Street East in Forest, 519-786-4964. Please share a memory or condolence at www.GilpinFuneralChapel.com