OLESON, Annie Nan­nette

Cape Breton Post - - IN MEMORIAM -

Born and raised in Nyanza / Wag­mat­cook Cape Bre­ton, Nova Sco­tia on Oc­to­ber 20th, 1928. Passed away at the Vic­to­ria County Me­mo­rial Hos­pi­tal, Satur­day, Feb 8, 2017.

She was the daugh­ter of the late Thomas and Ju­lia (Paul) Fran­cis, both of Nyanza. She re­tired to her birth place of Wag­mat­cook in 1997. Annie was also a mem­ber of the Peace Corps, she sup­ported many causes in­clud­ing the Walk for Hunger and the Walked against do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence and vol­un­teered her time to many good just and kind hearted causes. She was a giver to many char­i­ties and an ad­vo­cate of hu­man rights. She had a very spe­cial love for chil­dren who re­turned this love many years af­ter they had grown up. She had a spe­cial heart and love for peo­ple and never turned any­one (in need) away. Annie (Nan­nette) Oleson walked the walk of good­ness, kind­ness and love through­out her en­tire life. To the world you are a mother but to the fam­ily you are the world. She is sur­vived by her chil­dren, Joanne Dunn, John Oleson, Jr., Wil­liam (Tommy) Oleson, Ju­lia Dul­ing, Janie Oleson and Theresa Podolske, all of Bos­ton, MA., Joseph Oleson and Wil­liam (Tommy) Oleson, re­sid­ing in Wag­mat­cook. She is also sur­vived by broth­ers, Fran­cis Joe Fran­cis, Ed­ward Fran­cis of Wag­mat­cook First Nation In­dian Re­serve and Annie Joe of New­bury­port, MA. and by 46 grand­chil­dren and great grand­chil­dren and many nieces and neph­ews. She was pre­de­ceased by daugh­ters, Wanda and Jeanne Oleson; sis­ters, Katy Goo­goo, Theresa Bernard and Annie Is­abell Paul; brother, Stephen Fran­cis. Chil­dren be­ing an ex­tremely im­por­tant part of her life, af­ter rais­ing 9 chil­dren of her own, she went to col­lege in Bos­ton and re­ceived her teacher cer­ti­fi­ca­tion go­ing on to be­come head teacher and di­rec­tor of day­care at the Bos­ton In­dian Coun­cil.

With­out you mom there would be no us. We love you and miss you Mama and we will all be to­gether some­day, un­til then we will miss you and we love you and will keep you in our hearts and prayers un­til that day. We love you with all our heart Mama, you are for­ever our hero. Vis­i­ta­tion at 12 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Fe­bru­ary 15th, 2017 at St. Michael Church, Bad­deck, NS, fu­neral ser­vice to fol­low at 2 p.m. with Fr. Paul Ab­bas of­fi­ci­at­ing. Af­ter the fu­neral, cre­ma­tion will take place with burial at a later date. Fu­neral un­der the di­rec­tion of MacAskill Fu­neral Home, Bad­deck, NS.

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