Olga Christina Crawford

Olga Christina Crawford

March 15, 1927 - July 24, 2018

As published in the August 13, 2018 World-Spectator


Olga was born at Piotrkow, Poland on March 15, 1927 to Adolph and Olga (Muller) Bock, the second of eight children.

She came to the Wapella district with her parents and older sister Mary in May of 1928. She attended school at Kendalton and Cranbrook.

When her father’s health declined she took over a lot of the farming, working with livestock and doing fieldwork. Olga began working for Jean Watson in the summer of 1945. She married Stewart Raymond Crawford on July 6, 1951 and together they farmed the Joe Watson place.

Olga was an avid gardener and did a lot of preserving fruits and vegetables, as well as assisting with outdoor tasks such as picking stones, fencing, and baling. She also had a lot of flowers.

Three children were born: Dianne, Murray and Raymond.

In later years Olga was part of the United Church choir and the UCW. She led a 4-H sewing project, worked part time in a craft shop, and was a volunteer with the Rocanville Thrift Shop and other community projects.

Olga and Stewart enjoyed camping trips, travelled to visit her family in Germany twice, and took several other holiday trips.
Upon retirement they moved into Rocanville.

Olga was predeceased by her parents, son Raymond, husband Stewart, and siblings Herb, Eugenia, Ed, and Mary.

She is survived by sisters Anne and Helene, and brother Fred, son Murray (Karen), daughter Dianne (Alan), five grandchildren (three with spouses), seven great-grandchildren, as well as many in-laws and other family members.

Olga passed away at the Southeast Integrated Care Centre Long Term Care, Moosomin, on Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at the age of 91 years.

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