Bodnar, Olga

January 1, 1933 - August 12, 2023

Ollie Bodnar passed away peacefully at the Meaford Hospital on Saturday, August 12, 2023, still proudly living on her own at the age of 90.

Born in Mayfair, SK. on a rural farm on Jan 1, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Mary Marie (1896-1988) and Michael Earnest (1893-1970) Bodnar, who immigrated from Ukraine in 1923 to find a better life.

Predeceased by her sister, Mary Marie, and her brothers, Bill, Tony, Nick and John; as well as, her son, Arthur MacLeod.

Lovingly remembered and missed by her children – Mary Anne and Gary Barnett, John and Lana MacLeod, and Debbie and Gary Shaw.

Loving Grandma to Chris and Shawn, Jenna and John James, Vanessa and Wade. Great Grandma to Kaleb, Everleigh, Shawn Jr, Rellen, Mason, Elizabeth, Maelle, Baron and Harlow.  She will be fondly remembered by numerous nieces and nephews. And will be remembered as a Loving Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma and Friend to Us All.

Although Mom was small, she worked hard at whatever she did and was liked by all; working at various jobs in her life in Montreal, Toronto and Alliston before retiring in Meaford.

She will be missed by her friends and their meet-ups at Timmie’s, where she easily made more friends.

As per Mom’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no funeral service.

A celebration of life for Mom, will be held at a later date.

A special thanks to the EMS Attendants, Nurses and Doctors at the Meaford Hospital, who looked after Mom in her last few days.

As your expression of sympathy, donations in Ollie’s memory can be made to the Meaford Hospital Foundation, which she always supported, and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON   N4L 1B9 to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


Celebration of Olga's life at a later date.

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Memories & Messages of condolence

  1. Cherie
    Wednesday, August 16, 2023

    To all of Olga’s family, thoughts and prayers through this difficult time
    Had many lol and conversations with Olga
    Fly high. You will be missed until we meet again
    God bless all
    Cherie – neighbours

  2. Marjori
    Wednesday, August 16, 2023

    So sorry for your loss John. Your mom sounded like a strong, courageous woman. My condolences.

  3. Fran Austin
    Wednesday, August 16, 2023

    I knew Ollie for only a few years. She was a wonderful lady who became a good friend. Always hi-fived when she was leaving. My sincere condolences to all her family and friends.

  4. Elaine Webster
    Thursday, August 17, 2023

    Lovely to read these tender thoughts . My sister and I grew up knowing Olga to be a loving mum to our Canadian cousins . Love to you all x

  5. Mike Robertson
    Thursday, August 17, 2023

    Ollie was a great participant and volunteer at the HCSS Meaford Day-Away program.
    She was a lot of fun and really enjoyed the music and dancing. She will be missed.
    Sincere condolences to her family.

  6. Brett & Cathy
    Thursday, August 17, 2023

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
    Brett & Cathy

  7. Kelly Hunt
    Thursday, August 17, 2023

    Mrs. Bodnar was such a lovely lady. I had the pleasure of knowing her through her family doctors office for many years. She always had a smile on her face and something pleasant and kind to say. It was always a treat to see her come through the door at the office. She will be missed!

  8. Donba Kydd
    Saturday, August 19, 2023

    Ollie was a wonderful lady who I enjoyed seeing and serving at Timmies. Her beautiful smile always brightened my day.

  9. Audrey Lamrock
    Monday, August 21, 2023

    Oh Ollie,what a great person you where.So enjoyed our time as volunteers at dayaway. You knew what everyone took in their coffee
    or tea,rip dear lady audrey

  10. Nancy Riemersma
    Monday, August 21, 2023

    Ollie was a great person. She was our neighbor in the apartment. We had a lot of laughs together and we miss her already. Our condolences to Debbie and Families.

  11. Jan Noble
    Wednesday, August 23, 2023

    Deb and family
    So sorry to hear about your Mom I remember her coming to the arena to watch Vanessa skate.
    Reg and Jan Noble


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