Olga Marie Bracken
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our dearly beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend Olga (Ollie) Marie Bracken at the age of 79 years at Tudor Personal Care Home in Selkirk, MB on March 23, 2020. Ollie was predeceased by her loving husband of 51 years Wayne, brother-in-law Bryan, brothers Alec, Andrew, Leslie, and her sister Irene.
Ollie was born in Winnipeg, MB on May 22, 1940 to Steven and Elizabeth Nehaj, the youngest of 5 children. She worked at Great West Life where she met Wayne’s sister Shaaron who introduced her to Wayne. They were married on April 27, 1963. It didn't take long for this "city girl" to turn into a “farm girl” with the help of Wayne and her mother-in-law Ida, where she took on her new role as a farm wife and mother.
Ollie was an active member of the Clandeboye United Church and Clandeboye Community Hall where she was always willing to lend a helping hand. She also enjoyed being involved with the Petersfield Curling Club. She was also a regular blood donor for the Win-Rho program.
Family was of the utmost importance to her. Her door was always open for family and friends. Her home was always a place to gather to play games, share laughs, stories, and a few drinks.
She was always so proud of her children, would do anything for her grandchildren, and was delighted by her great grandchildren. You could feel the love in her heart and see the love in her eyes.
Ollie is survived by her children Bradley (Leslie), Dean (Gina), Crystal (Neil) and Sean (Nicole); 7 grandchildren Caitlin (Clay), Raquel, Jenna-Lee, Carleigh, Taylor, Sarah and Emily; 2 great grandchildren Brock and Kyleigh; brother-in-law Terry (Charlotte), sisters-in-law Shaaron (Ron) Leggett, Phyllis, and Lorraine Wawryk, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She will be greatly cherished and missed by all who knew and loved her.
At Ollie’s request cremation has taken place. A celebration of life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may donate to their favourite charity in memory of Ollie
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