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ARMIT, Olive Margery (nee Dipple)

October 20, 1919 — January 12, 2015

Margery passed away peacefully on January 12, 2015 of natural causes.

Born on the family farm at Stranraer, Saskatchewan to loving parents, Olive and Ernest Dipple, in 1919. She loved the prairies and always felt most at home in Saskatchewan and especially the Qu’Appelle Valley. Margery was raised on a ranch farm and rode her pony to school where she would later teach after completing her education degree from University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon. Called to WWII, Margery was a Service Officer with the RCAF, recruiting pilots to serve overseas. During the war, Margery met Squadron Leader Conn Armit and they were married in Edmonton in 1944.

Margery and Conn settled in Regina where Dr. Conn Armit built a successful medical practice and Margery had the challenge of raising five sons. Her countless work for charities and community was well respected. Following retirement in 1976, Conn and Margery moved to the Kelowna, BC area.

Margery was a kind and loving person who always saw the best in everyone and every situation. She was a wonderful Nana to her grandchildren.

Margery leaves four sons, John, Vernon; Jim, Vancouver; Bill (Debby), West Kelowna; Tucker, BC; daughters-in-law Carol Armit, Regina; Amelita Armit, Ottawa and two grandchildren; Eric, Regina and Irene (Danick), Toronto. Sadly predeceased by her husband, Conn and son Robert; brother John Dipple and sister Helen Dipple.

The family extends their sincere appreciation to the staff at Village at Smith Creek for their extraordinary care and compassion.

A Memorial Service will be held on January 23rd at 1:00 p.m. at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. Interment to be at Indian Head Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your charity of choice. Condolences may also be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com




January 23rd at 1:00 p.m.

Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for ARMIT, Olive Margery (nee Dipple) is scheduled for January 23rd at 1:00 p.m.. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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  • Garry Lunn says:

    Dear Bill and Debbie. We are sorry to hear of Marg’s passing. Our condolences to you and the family. I have so many fond memories of dinner with you Bill, and Conn and Margery after you finished work at the Caribe, when we both lived in Kelowna. She was such a lady and oh so positive. I know you will cherish many fond memories. She will be missed, but always in our thoughts. Take care.
    Ruth and Garry Lunn

  • Kathy McFadden says:

    She was a bright and shinning star! Cherish your memories!

  • Paul & Sharon Baby says:

    We were saddened to hear that Margery passed away and have so many great memories of her at the cottage on Katepwa and in the family home on McCallum avenue. She not only raised you five boys but in a way helped raise a lot of us as well.
    Love to everyone.. P & S

  • Margery Ellen Brown says:

    It was a growing honour to be named for my aunt. When I was little, it was enough to be amazed that she lived in a huge 3-storey house and had 5 effervescent sons. By the time I was 11, I was taller than she was–a feather in my cap–but an achievement that was fostered more by my parents than my own growing-up goals. It mattered more to me that she, as an educator and a thoroughly delightful correspondent (Mum always shared her letters), encouraged me about the importance of self-expression through writing. Her recognition of my abilities was a powerful influence. I also remember a consistent warmth and love that was full of humanity and humour. What a great laugh! What sparkling eyes! It is perhaps a little hard not to gush! The world was enriched by her presence and I miss her.

  • Peter McFadden says:

    Sincere sympathy and heart-felt condolences to the Armit family at this difficult time…God Bless!
    Peter J. McFadden, Weyburn

    Photo: My Dad H.K. (Pete) McFadden and Margery Armit, Kelowna ~ April, 2007

  • Larry and Sandra says:

    Sorry to hear of auntie Margery’s passing have some wonderful memories of her.

  • Joanne & Joe Boutilier says:

    To Marjory’s family:
    Joe & I would like to send our sincere sympathy to her family. She was a wonderful neighbor to us when we first moved to Somerset Rd. If her service in Indian head is not restricted to family, we would appreciate knowing the date, as we now live only 15 min north of Indian Head. We would appreciate paying our last respects to such a wonderful lady. Our family, Leann & Darin were also both saddened to hear of her passing. Our thoughts are with you.
    Sincerely – Joanne & Joe Boutilier

  • Kathy McFadden says:

    Photos: The Sherrick Farm Centennial August 1998
    Ruth McFadden, Margery Armit, and Peg Learmonth.
    Margery Armit with grandson Eric in the background.

  • Ted and Karen Alport says:

    Dear Bill and family,

    So many memories – your mother was among the first to welcome my mother to Regina in 1951 and the families became life long friends. Close neighbors on McCallum, a few cottages apart at the lake, and nine sons (between the two families) create a lot of common memories.
    Simple memories are often the fondest – when I think of Marj, she is standing at the cottage door – arms outstretched, huge smile and great sense of humor – I never felt so welcomed. Always so positive, her presence made everyone feel a little better.
    Bill, your mum was truly a special person – she loved people and the feeling was always mutual.
    Our thoughts will be with you on Friday and we look forward to seeing you at the lake this summer to share some memories.
    All our love.

    Ted and Karen
    Ps. I’ll promise not to drop the beef this time.

  • Ching Q. Aranas, her children and their families says:

    We send our love and condolences to Ami, John, Bill, Debby, Jim, Tucker, Carol, Irene, Eric and Margery’s extended family. The Armits are part of our family and we deeply feel your loss and pain.
    We remember Margery fondly for her laughter, vivaciousness, and warmth. She was always a shining star in our presence and we will forever cherish how she lovingly embraced and welcomed our Ami into the Armit family.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Diane Weenk (Dipple) says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  • Edith and David Glassey says:

    Thought you’d like this photo. When Margery visited us in San Diego with Bob and Ami, she spoke so very fondly of her boys.

  • Richard Brown says:

    Dear Bill and family,
    I was saddened to read of the death of your mother. I will always remember how proud she was of her five sons and the pivotal role she played in all of your lives. She was an amazing lady.

  • Barb Crosby says:

    Like so many have said, my memories of Marj are at the lake-she and Conn are sitting outside in the backyard greeting all who ventured through”the path”.
    Smiling and interested in all of their friend’s children as real people, not just as kids; I felt very accepted by her. I was lucky to see her many times when she came to Vancouver to visit Jim, Bill& Deb. Jim would make one of his delicious roasts and Marj would be there with her glass of wine and the life of the party. She lived a good life and her memory will forever linger. Love to all of the Armits; she was one of Saskatchewan’s finest! love, Barb

  • Jill Sangster says:

    Dear Jim,

    I was saddened to hear of the death of your dear mom. I did not have the pleasure of knowing her, however, it was from you and others I heard of the delightful way in which she acquitted herself throughout her life. I am so sorry for your loss. Mom and John join me in letting you know that our thoughts are with you and your family during this time.



  • Shirley Good says:

    please accept my condolences. I have great memories of years ago with your mother. So much fun to do medical events with. I still make her clam chowder and remember her fondly.

  • kandy samsundar - CIBC , Trade Finance , Toronto says:

    My sincere condolences to Armit family.

  • Joan and Mike DesParois says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss. Fond memories will keep “Mom” close to your heart and help ease the pain. Will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Aida Avancena says:

    Our sincerest symphaty and condolences to you and Deb. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Trade Finance Vancouver, BC.

  • Mark and Julie Beck says:

    Dear Bill and Debbie. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. We know how deeply you cared for your mother and we pray God’s blessing in your time of mourning.

  • Bill & Sherry Glanville says:

    We are sad to learn of Margery’s passing. We have only happy memories of her and our visits with her in Regina and Kelowna. She was a wonderful mentor to all who knew her. We send our best wishes to Ami, John, Jim, Bill & Tucker. Sincerely, Bill & Sherry Glanville

  • Kristina & Allan Chase says:

    Sincere condolences to the Armit family. We never had a chance to meet you mother, however we are enjoying her former condo here in Monticello where she was much loved and respected. Kristina and Allan Chase

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