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”