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Olive (Norton) Peters

May 31, 1920 — October 26, 2020



Olive Norton Peters of Marquette, Michigan, wife of the late James Peters, passed away at UP Health Systems after a brief illness on Monday, October 26, 2020 at the age of 100.  Born in Sevogle, New Brunswick, Canada she was daughter of the late Stephen and May (Waye) Norton.

Olive is survived by daughters – June (John) Downs of Munising, Myrna Peters of Marquette; son - Jimmy (Nancy) Peters of Spofford, NH; grandkids - Bobby (Tricia) Downs of Munising, Erinn Downs Kelly of University Heights, Ohio, Timothy Peters of Burlington, Vermont and Andrew Peters of Spofford, NH; and great-grandkids -

Bailey and Taylor Downs of Munising, Harper and Harrison Kelly of University Heights, Ohio and Brendon Ward of Annapolis, Maryland; her brother - Doug (Joan) Norton of Sunny Corner, N.B.; sister-in-laws - Phyllis Norton of Trout Brook, N.B. and Joan Menzies of Vancouver, B.C.; many nieces and nephews.  Olive was predeceased by: her parents; her husband; brothers Burton, Willis, Weldon, Ronald, Harvey, Robert, Leonard, Henry and Hubert; sisters Annie McCoombs-Sutherland and Alice Pretu

Olive was a fulltime homemaker who embraced that roll. Exercise and healthy diet were a part of her daily routine. She was devoted to her family and husband of 62 years. She was very proud of his hockey accomplishments and the good work he and the Red Wing Alumni did for charity in Michigan. She was also a person of strong faith which became evermore important to her as the decades passed.

Cremation has occurred. A family memorial service celebrating Olive's life and interment will take place in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial in Olive's name may be made to the Marquette Senior Center or a charity of your choice.

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