Olga Morris

Obituary of Olga Ruth Morris

Olga Ruth Morris, 91 years, of Quesnel, passed away on Friday February 23, 2018 at Dunrovin Park Lodge.

She was born on Tuesday August 3, 1926 in Hillsburg, the daughter of the late Ray and the late Olga (née Hesselgrave) Chase.

A Graveside Service will take place March 2nd at 1:00pm at the Quesnel Cememtery.


Olga was born in Manitoba on August the 3rd 1926 and lived there for the first ten years of her life. In 1926 her family packed up and moved across Canada ending up In the Okanogan. She only stayed there for a few years before heading into the Cariboo to homestead in the ‘40s and ‘50s … Growing up on a farm Olga developed a love for animals and enjoyed horseback riding as well as taking care of her dogs and cats..

It was here in the Cariboo that she met and married Sam McKenzie and had 3 children… Allen, Jenny-Lee and Robin. Jenny remembers that her mom always made time to read stories or sing to her and her brothers as they were growing up. Quite often Olga and Sam would entertain the family in the evenings by Sam playing the guitar and Olga singing songs to them…

Olga had a little bit of a wandering spirit and moved many time over the years… Wherever she made her home she always kept busy working in her yard. She would love taking care of her flower gardens and won more than a couple awards for her beautiful landscaping.

Another thing that gave her great joy was cooking and entertaining for family and friends. Always popular were her Sunday breakfasts, where she would make waffles and ice-cream… 

Olga was a hard working woman, and would freely give her labour to help others. Volunteering for the church or helping her neighbours and friends, Olga was often happiest when she was giving to others…

Olga Ruth Morris past away peacefully on February 23rd at age of 91 years…




As you leave this place, may you take the memory of Bluie with you, tuck it in a special place in your heart and never let her be forgotten. May you be anchored in the knowledge that you are the ambassadors of her legacy of adven­ture, perseverance and love, and honour her memory every day of your life. May you be touched by her gentle spirit, and generous soul, today, tomorrow and always.



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