It is with sadness we announce the peaceful passing of Olga Novick on Saturday, December 14th, 2019, at the age of 92 while asleep at home. Beloved wife of the late Nicholas Novick. Dear sister of Sally Franko and the late Joseph Dowbenka. Olga is survived by her children Catherine Novick (Gordon Ray), Mary West (Malcolm) and Paul Novick (Teresa). Cherished Baba of Julian Novick, Trevor, and Samantha West, and Jacob Novick.
Olga amazed all those who had the good fortune to meet her. She was a very special, strong, and charismatic lady who left her mark on many. Her desire to be independent stood out in her character. Her love for her family was unconditional. Her warmth, kindness, and inclusiveness extended beyond family and friends. Olga was not shy to reach out to strangers with the same embracing personality.
Olga loved the theatre and opera, needlework, gardening, cooking, and reading. Her thirst for knowledge was insatiable and her collection of books reflected her wide range of interests. She had her own style and was not one to be influenced by others. Her contagious sense of humour, movie star looks, engaging smile and the sparkle in her eye will live on in our memories.
In accordance with Olga’s wishes, cremation has been arranged. There will be a small private family service in the new year. In Olga's name, donations to The Shaw Festival Theatre in Niagara-on-the-Lake would be greatly appreciated.