The family of Oliver Hollands, age 93, of Swift Current are saddened to announce his passing on Monday, July 12, 2021 at the Meadows, Swift Current, SK. To view the service, please click here.
The Funeral Service for Oliver Hollands will take place on Saturday, July 17, 2021 at 2:00 pm from East Side Church of God in Swift Current with Pastor Kevin Snyder officiating. The service will be live streamed and the link available by the service details. It will also be recorded and posted as soon as possible.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at a come and go visitation on Friday, July 16, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. at the Swift Current Funeral Home.
The Private Family Interment Service for Mr. Oliver Hollands will take place from Hillcrest Cemetery, Swift Current, SK.
In memory of Oliver Hollands, donations made to World Vision and the Swift Current Salvation Army would be appreciated by the family.
Oliver Winfield Hollands was born October 29, 1927 and at the age of 93 years went to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, July 12, 2021.
Oliver was predeceased by his wife, Gunvor Hollands (Boe); his parents, Henry & Eleanore Hollands; his parents-in-law, Knut & Bergliot Boe; his siblings, Marjorie (Ed) Forge, Howard (Anne) Hollands, and Don (Ilene) Hollands; sister-in-law, Doreen Hollands; and by his brother-in-law, Harry Dahlke.
Oliver leaves to mourn his children, Sharlene (Linden) Holderbein, Karen (Ardell) Tuntland, Neil (Linda) Hollands, and Lori (Paul) Lemay; his grandchildren, Aaron (Juanita) Tuntland, Brian (Janelle) Tuntland, Eric Hollands, Kyle Hollands, Samantha Lemay, and Branden Lemay; his five great-grandchildren, August, Stella, and Leon Tuntland, and Brooklyn and Parker Tuntland; his brother, Sydney Hollands; his sister-in-law, Ida Dahlke; and by several nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Oliver, the youngest of five children, was born to Henry & Eleanore Hollands at their home in Swift Current, SK. He attended Central School, graduated grade 12 at Beatty Collegiate, then studied three years at Full Gospel Bible Institute in Saskatoon, SK.
As a young boy, he enjoyed playing hockey, baseball, and track and field for the Central School team competing with other schools in the area. Oliver attended 17-mile bridge camp — which is where he first became interested in a girl — and later, when they both attended the same bible school, he pursued this interest. Oliver & Gunvor Boe were eventually married on November 10, 1954. Together, they raised four children and enjoyed their six grandchildren before Gunvor’s passing. Oliver derived great joy from his five great-grandchildren.
Favorite family vacations were camping in Cypress Hills or road trips through Western Canada and USA, then traveling to Hawaii or Watrous later in life. On the acreage north of the city that they developed from bare land, Oliver & Gunvor created a beautiful oasis for themselves with a wonderful home surrounded by beautiful yard, flower gardens, and fruitful vegetable garden.
From a young age, Oliver worked his entire career for MacWilliam Sash and Door, a commercial millwork company. He was the manager for many years and in 1987, he purchased the company and continued operating it until his retirement in 1994.
A strong Christian faith has always been a prominent part of his life. He was taught from a very young age the importance of faith and trust in the Lord, and he would carry this strong foundation throughout his life, serving the Lord in many ways. Oliver served his church as a long standing board member, Sunday school teacher, Sunday school superintendent, Bible study leader, and as a lay pastor in outlying communities. He had a gift for music and used it through playing piano, organ, trombone, directing the choir, and leading worship. He was also involved with several Christian youth organizations. His life reflected the glory of God in his service to, and compassion toward, others.
In his retirement years, he enjoyed volunteering for meals on wheels, driving for Cypress Health Region, and visiting and playing piano for various church groups as they would minister in the senior's facilities. In his later years, as his mind and body weakened, the very essence that shone through was his love for God and people. When family and memories were not often remembered, his love of God and music remained. To the very end, he touched many hearts through his piano playing, his kind giving nature, and his faith.
Thank you to the Meadows staff for the great care and time they spent making Dad’s final years comfortable and special.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Oliver Hollands, please visit our floral store.