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Olive Anne

Saturday, 2 July 1949



Sunday, 6 August 2023

“The Angels have lifted her to heaven to meet the Father”

Fiercely loyal and loving wife of Richard, proud mother and mother in law of Antoinette & Vijai, Nick and Lisa (Sweden). Adored Narni of Dominic, Gabriel, Nicholas, Stella-Maria (Invercargill) and Jack and Sam (Sweden).

Heartfelt thanks to Dr Finlayson, Margaret and the marvellous team at Calvary Hospital and to Hospice Southland who assisted Oliveanne in her last few weeks.

Thank you to all our dear friends and whānau who have supported Mum and us over the last few years.

As per Ollie’s wishes, her body has been bequeathed to the Otago University Anatomy Department. A memorial mass is being held on Saturday 12th August at 1:30pm at St Theresa of Lisieux, Invercargill.

Please send any messages to, 91 Avenal Street, Invercargill.

Please find a link to the livestream below


Dear Richard, Antoinette and family
We are very sad and sorry to hear of Olive Ann’s passing.
Our thoughts are with you all
Love from Lex, Haden, Amanda and Emslie family x

Haden Emslie


To Richard and family, although we haven’t seen Olive Anne or Richard for a very long time we were saddened to learn that Olive Anne has passed away. She was a beautiful lady, inside and out, and she will be greatly missed. We wish Richard all the best in adjusting to life without his darling wife and soul mate. Our thoughts are with you all .

Pam and Trevor Gilmour


Many good memories of working together at Glengarry Pharmacy. Our thoughts are with Richard, Antoinette, Nicholas and families at this time.

Graeme and Jackie Brash


Sending our love, prayers and condolences to the family. ❤️ We have very fond memories of Olive Anne and Richard at Glengarry Pharmacy. Along with Sunday Mass at St Theresa's. Hoping happy memories bring you all comfort at this difficult time.

Rex, Gina, Chelsea and Marc Cosgrove


So sorry to hear of OliveAnnes passing. I was thinking back to the 1980’s when I started working at Glengarry Pharmacy and what valuable lessons Richard and OliveAnne taught me that I still use today. We had lots of laughs like Richie sending us to buy savouries from Lindisfarne bakery ,when Ollie wasn’t there, because he was supposed to be on a diet and Ollie wondering why he wasn’t losing weight, but really she knew along.
OliveAnne was a beautiful caring lady and loved her family deeply so my condolences to Richard,Antoinette,Nicholas and families

Gay and Jim Curran


So sorry to read of your loved ones passing, such a vibrant and caring woman, she will be so missed but will live on in your precious memories.


Such a vibrant woman who absolutely adored her family. Olive Anne welcomed us into her life. It is a sad day saying the final goodbye. Thoughts and love with you today and all the days that follow.

Diane Redding


So sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs Piper (I'll always refer to her as that ). Such a vivacious, passionate lady who had so much love for her family. I hope you will find peace in knowing how well respected she was and how many lives she touched with the good things she did for others.

Nicola Keane nee Calder (Glengarry Pharmacy)

Nicola Keane nee Calder


Dear Richard and family. Please accept my deepest condolences to you all for the loss of Olive-Ann…my heart is feeling your huge loss 🥀 a beautiful rose 🌹 now at peace.

Shirley Townsend…..


Love and hugs to you all, a beautiful lady xx
Brenda Scully

Brenda Scully


Dear Richard and whanau, it has been so sad to hear of dear OliveAnnes passing. A beautiful lady with a heart of gold. Kia kaha whanau...

Hoori and Mandy Reti

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