Olive Virginia Vollan (nee Nourse) passed away peacefully on Sunday, December 8, 2002. Lovingly remembered by her son Maynard, daughter Karen Patrick, daughter-in-law Colleen Vollan, brother Dick Nourse (Pat), brother Charlie and his wife Pat. Four grandchildren, Chris, Kevin and Heather Vollan and Morgan Mallett. One greatgrandchild, Odessa Vollan. Olive was pre-deceased by husband Rolf in 1971.
Born January 12, 1913, in Toppenish, Washington, Olive was the first white baby to arrive in Burns Lake in that same year, when her father and mother Matt and Ina Nourse homesteaded on Francois Lake. Many stories were told over the years of how the family built their log home on Francois and transported Ina’s beloved piano on the ice in the winter of 1913/14. Nourse Creek was named in honour of the family and runs through the original hom