On December 27, 2011, Olga ‘Ollie’ Margaret Slipchenko (nee Shermeta) passed away suddenly at home after a lengthy debility, caused by a condition of neuropathy, combined with a short term bout of breast cancer.
Ollie was predeceased by her parents, Dmitriy and Nellie (nee Palamarchuk). She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Walter; son, Andrew; brother, Eugene; and several cousins.
She was born in St. Boniface, Manitoba, on October 31, 1935, and educated in Winnipeg. Ollie first became an elementary school teacher, teaching in Winnipeg, Camp Petawawa, Ottawa (Barrhaven); and then as a real estate agent in Ottawa.
Upon moving to Morrisburg in the mid-80s, she became a very active supporter and worker at the Upper Canada Playhouse until the mid-90s when she was forced to restrict her activity because of her illness. Ollie continued with her active support by inviting many friends and acquaintances to the theatre over the last 26 years.
Ollie will be sorely missed, especially her kindness, humour and sharp wit not only by her family and very close friends, but by all those who have come to know her over the years; all of whom wish her vichna pamyat’ (eternal memory)!
There will be no visitation or funeral service. A private service will be held for family and friends at a later date.
Donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Breast Cancer Action or any Research Foundations dealing with Neuropathy would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.
Arrangements entrusted to the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Iroquois (613-652-4452). Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.