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Olga Brewer

June 6, 1925 ~ April 21, 2020 (age 94)


Olga Brewer

North Sydney

It is with sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved sister Olga Brewer on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at the Northside General Hospital.

Olga was born in Sydney Mines on June 6, 1925, the daughter of the late Colin A. and Christine (MacIntosh) Brewer.  Olga was a faithful member of St. Joseph Parish, North Sydney and one of the founding members of St. Joseph C.W.L.   She was a long time employee of Canada Manpower in Sydney Mines and North Sydney.  Upon her retirement from Public Service she received a thank you letter from the government and people of Canada for her 35 years of dedicated service.

She will be remembered by her family and friends for her generous heart, her loving hugs and a good sense of humor.  Olga was also known by those close to her for an unconditional ability to listen without judgement and her love of hockey, especially the Toronto Maple Leafs.  She not only used her voice for kindness, her ears for compassion and her hands for charity, but her mind for truth and her heart for love.

Olga is survived by her sister Colina “Queenie” (James) Dunn, her brother Del (Terri) Brewer, sisters-in-law Annette Cox, Valerie Sobol as well as many nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, Olga was predeceased by her sisters Cletus and Grace, her brothers Ariel and his wife Nellie and Ralston “Rally”, and nephew Jeremy.

Special thanks to Dr. John Kirkpatrick for his exceptional care and home visits, Dr. Alexander Wawer, VON Nurses, monthly communion visits, the 4West staff of Northside General Hospital and the EHS Paramedics.

There will be no visitation due to Covid-19 restrictions.  A memorial service for Olga will be held at a later date at St. Joseph Church, North Sydney.  Funeral arrangements are under the care and direction of W.J. Dooley Funeral Home, 107 Pleasant Street, North Sydney.  Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph Church Improvement Fund or a charity of choice.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at

A Quiet Prayer

A loving nature,

A heart of gold,

The very best

This world could hold.

Never selfish, always kind,

These are the memories

You left behind.

A silent thought

A quiet prayer,

For a special person

In God’s care.

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