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Olive W. (Shaw) Harris

September 20, 1943 ~ August 16, 2022 (age 78)


In Loving Memory of
Olive W. 
Harris (nee Shaw)

 age 78
Olive is lovingly remembered by her children Wanda (Ross) Kemp, Wayne Ganske, Dale (Stacey) Ganske, grandchildren Megan (Scott) Baron, Austin Kemp, Hunter Ganske and Myles Ganske, as well as 
great grandchildren Paisley & Thomas Baron.

August 16, 2022
Tri Lake Health Centre
Killarney, Manitoba

Public Graveside Service
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Cartwright Cemetery
Cartwright, Manitoba
2:00 p.m.

Donations in memory of Olive may be made
 to South Central Cancer Resource; 
34 Stephen St Morden, Manitoba R6M 2G3.

t is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and aunt.  Olive passed away peacefully Tuesday, August 16, 2022 at Tri Lake Health Centre in Killarney, MB.

Olive was the third child of Hiram and Lillian Shaw, born September 20, 1943 at Crystal City, Manitoba.  She married Edward Ganske on April 6, 1963 and they farmed southeast of Cartwright where they raised their children Wanda, Wayne and Dale.

In 1975 Olive started working at Cartwright Motor Hotel and in 1983 she moved into Cartwright. In 1986 she started working at the Cartwright golf course. She enjoyed golfing with Ken Bridges until his passing in 1990. Olive worked odd jobs until she worked for George and Merle Archibald.  On September 11, 1996 she married Dennis Olfery, but sadly he passed December, 1996.  In 1999 Olive worked at the Iron Rail and spent time with friend Bill Bourns. 

On July 26, 2007 Olive married John Harris and they worked together keeping up with her greenhouse business. Olive and John enjoyed travelling to trap shoots until John’s passing October, 2012.

Olive enjoyed having morning and afternoon coffee with family and friends. She also enjoyed her flower gardens and most of all loved knitting.  Olive especially loved visits with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Olive was predeceased by her parents Lillian (1997), Hiram (1997), siblings Lila (2002), Helen (2013), and Donald (2020).

Olive leaving to mourn her passing her children Wanda (Ross) Kemp, Wayne Ganske, Dale (Stacey) Ganske, grandchildren Megan (Scott) Baron, Austin Kemp, Hunter and Myles Ganske, great grandchildren Paisley and Thomas Baron, also her siblings Margaret (Frank) Cabot, Stewart (Darlene) Shaw, brother-in-law Art Funk and sister-in-law Marsha Shaw and families.

A Graveside Service was held August 20, 2022 at Cartwright Cemetery. Wheatland Funeral Services was entrusted with arrangements. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Olive’s memory to South Central Cancer Resources, 34 Stephen St. Morden, MB R6M 2G3.


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