Olive Ethel Paxton

Olive Ethel Paxton

10.04.1921 - 26.11.2021

Olive Paxton (nee Culpeck), Bognor Regis peacefully passed away on November 26th
2021 after a short illness at the age of 100 years.
Olive was born in Aylesbury on April 10th, 1921 the second daughter of William and
Agnes Culpeck. Although Olive left school to apprentice as a seamstress, World War II
saw her working in an ammunition factory for the duration. At the end of the War, she
married her fiance Denis Pearce Paxton who had been held as a Prisoner of War for 5
Olive and Denis moved to Hammersmith, London in 1948 and purchased a home
where Olive remained after the death of Denis. In 2015 at the age of 94 she decided

it was time to give up her home and share her time between her three
Olive volunteered at Oxfam for 25 years retiring at the age of 90 years of age. She
loved visiting her second home in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada where she made many
friends and had many adventures. Olive’s favourite pastime was knitting and she was
rarely seen without a project in her hands.
Olive is survived by her Daughters Julie (John), Anne (Donna), daughter in law Karen
(David). Grandchildren: Matthew, Sarah (Steve) , Joanna, (Barry) Caroline, James
(Kim) Great Grandchildren: Alfie, Grace, James, William, Oliver, Stevie, Frankie and
She was predeceased by her husband Denis, son David and Granddaughter Claire.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the former owners of Saxby Lodge,
Eileen and Tim and all the loving, caring staff who worked for them and the Burlington
Nursing Home staff for the care of their mother in her final days.
Cremation has already taken place and a thanksgiving ceremony of Olive’s life will be
held once it is safe for the family to gather. In lieu of flowers, the family request that
you donate to Grandads Front Room and the Bognor Regis Food Bank.
As Olive would always say “Night night, God bless”

Christine Hall


We remember our dear loving, cheerful and funny
Aunt Olive with so much affection. Many great childhood memories, good times and most of all lots and lots of giggles. Her nieces Chriss Hall and Mary Washington.



In loving memory of a much loved mum Nan and great grandmother from Julie,john.Anne,donna and familys

Rose Scott


Tom and I were so sorry to hear of Olives passing. She was a beautiful lady with a playful spirit and we enjoyed the many years we spent together. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family today.
Our memories of Olive will live on forever.

Love Rose and Tom

Matt Walshe


Will always remember my nan doing me 2 waters in my drink, fishing from the sofa, Saturday mornings letting me play grandads TV games, going to work at the fur rug place and poping in to see her in her work at oxfam, she was always so proud to tell the other women that I'm her grandson. She was a real grandmother and always had some advice when needed, I will miss you Nan, until we catch invisible fish again one day, love you, Matt xxx

Rene Scrutton


How we'll miss dear Olive. She certainly led an active and full life and will be remembered every year that we venture out to collect 'ditch trees'! We love that Olive was also a part of our friends-and-family gatherings over the years, making more friends here in Nova Scotia than ever. Our deepest condolences Anne, Donna and the rest of Olive's family. Ted and Rene

Lisa Scott


Mum was a special lady and a fantastic mother in law !!I have such precious memories of her !! She was always up for anything . From sailing ,dog sleigh rides to hot tubbing in her 80’s and New Years fireworks on the beach with a hot Toddy
She brought much love to me and my family and I adored her.
I will cherish my memories and know that she’s now with her friend May telling stories and knitting up a storm together !!!

All my love always mum.

Your Lis

John Connolly


I met Olive in 1981 and she was as welcoming, cheerful, and fun as her photograph suggests. She was always prepared to laugh - and could convey an entire “editorial comment” (typically humorous) with a facial expression. She was adventurous in her visits to Vancouver, the BC interior (coyotes and all), and Halifax. I will always think of her with a smile.



In loving memory of Olive.
With love Mary,Dave and family.

Trish & Helen Shea


I will dearly miss Ms Olive. She was a firecracker…..jet setting between England and Canada well into her 90s! What a wonderful and full life she lead. From your friends on this side of the pond…..nite nite Ms Olive xoxo

Rick Sutcliffe & Donna Hughes


Dear Anne, Donna & family,
Sincere condolences to you all - know we are thinking about you all. Your mum was an absolutely amazing person!! Please know thoughts and prayers are going out to you at this sad time.
Love, Rick & Donna ❤️‍

Bruce and Cynthia Davies


It was an absolute honour to know Olive when she spent time in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She was a lovely lady who will be missed by all of us who had the pleasure of knowing her. May she rest in peace. Love, Bruce and Cynthia Davies xoxo

Karen Paxton


Remembering Olive with great affection. I first met her in 1971, when she took me in before getting married 6 months later to Dave. I enjoyed those months and being part of a family, something I hadn't experienced before. She became the mother, I hadn't had and became a good friend, and great grandmother. I will always appreciate knowing her and will always remember her fondly. R.I.P.

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