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Olivia Reynolds
  • August 17, 1949
  • -
  • June 22, 2022

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Olivia Merle Reynolds, née Evans, born August 17th 1949, originally from Holywell in Wales and resident of Parrish, Florida, passed away in Tidewell hospice, Lakewood Ranch, on June 22nd, 2022 at age 72 after a long and brave battle with pancreatic cancer.

She is survived by Andrew, her husband of 50 years, son Daniel, sister Lynn, brother-in-law Manny Simpson as well as nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephew.

A long time resident of River Wilderness she was loved by many in her roles as president of “The Bad Girls” book club and her former role as secretary of the RW Art Association. She spent many years before retiring, as an office manager for a variety of companies from transportation to manufacturers of health and beauty aids as well as children’s toys. She also worked, in the seventies, for the British Civil Service attached to the military.

Her many activities included reading and travelling and she was an avid crossword and candy crush player.

Olivia’s wish was to be cremated and her ashes to be scattered in Colwyn Bay, Wales

A Celebration of Life will be held in the Club at River Wilderness on Sunday, July 17th, from 2pm – 4pm


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  1. Patrick Deery says:
    18 Jul 2022
    Olivia, I am saddened greatly that you have left us all. I thoroughly enjoyed our comparing of notes about our cancers and our battles to overcome them. You have been braver than possibly anyone I have ever known. Your positivity and good attitude was a brightly shining light, to many I’m certain. Tonight, a star shines far brighter. That would be you. Peace be with you.

  2. Steve and Sarah says:
    13 Jul 2022
    Olivia,

    So glad to have seen you and Andrew together fairly recently when we came to Florida. Your positive attitude and friendship were infectious, and your strength these last 3 years truly unparalleled. Sarah and I will always cherish our time together both before and after your latest chapter in Florida. You are now at peace after a full, rewarding and accomplished life well lived. May we be so fortunate to exit this life as true fighters like you were.

    God Bless
    Steve and Sarah

  3. Val Saunders says:
    04 Jul 2022
    Dear Merle,

    So many wonderful holidays, the laughs, fantastic memories.
    I will hold all these treasured moments.
    Your positive thoughts and strength, a fighter all the way.
    May you find peace now.
    Love to Andy and Dan xx

  4. Kim Sansevero says:
    02 Jul 2022
    She was my dear partner in book club crime. I so wish I could have been geographically closer to her these last few years. She will forever be a special part of my life.
    Kim

  5. richard stockton says:
    29 Jun 2022
    I always saw her as just awesome . From Olivia’s organization and detail , to her radiant beauty and wit. Such a loss to multiple continents, she surely will be missed. RIP Money Penny.

  6. kenneth evans says:
    28 Jun 2022
    Great cousin growing up great memories miss you Ken Evans Jayne jones [nee Evans]

  7. Sally Elwood says:
    28 Jun 2022
    Dear Merle,
    What a brave, lovely Lady. It was wonderful to see you in the UK in May . 50 years ago we last met, Lots of long ago happy memories we shared. You will always be remembered with love and affection, X

  8. MARY MOSS says:
    28 Jun 2022
    Strawberries dipped in champagne and then in powdered sugar

    Shopping trips to NYC and Esther Lauder

    Meals with a DIFFERENT wine Each time

    Watching children climb monkey bars

    You ARE in our minds, hearts, and Praters....ALWAYS

    Mary Beth and Barry Moss

  9. Joan Brickell says:
    28 Jun 2022
    Such a very brave woman. Must have taken up all her energy to fly to U.K. with Andrew. Privileged to have met her for the one and only time in Folkestone. Andrew is still just the boy who I last saw in 1969. Work colleagues at National Provincial Bank 1965/69. My thoughts are with Andrew and his son. ❤️

  10. Bridget and Dave Berry lit a candle:
    28 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 28, 2022 at 6:23:06 AM

  11. anthony Sambucci says:
    28 Jun 2022
    To quote an old Irish proverb

    "death leave a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal"

    Peace and Love

    Jacqueline and Anthony xx

  12. anthony Sambucci says:
    28 Jun 2022
    To quote an old Irish proverb
    "death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal"

    So many memories

    love Jacqueline and Anthony xx

  13. Cherile Haigh says:
    27 Jun 2022
    In Rememberance of a lovely Lady who will be sadly missed , Rest In Peace . We will miss your smiling Face .

  14. Susan Willoughby lit a candle:
    27 Jun 2022
    Lit since June 27, 2022 at 6:12:31 PM

  15. Susan Willoughby says:
    27 Jun 2022
    Dear Olivia, I will always remember you fondly. You were a wonderful, sweet and kind person. My love to your family ❤️

  16. Susan Willoughby says:
    27 Jun 2022
    Dear Olivia, I haven’t seen you for years but will always remember you fondly. You were a wonderful person and so very brave. My love to your family.

  17. Amanda Davis says:
    27 Jun 2022
    I have done Olivia's hair for several years and she was the sweetest kindess lady I have ever known. Rest in Peace and prayers to the family.❤

  18. Susan Cutting says:
    27 Jun 2022
    Dear Olivia it was a pleasure to have met you. I'm sorry our time was short but sweet together. You were a very brave courageous lady. Play with the angels. Susan and Chris

  19. Mike Swingley says:
    27 Jun 2022
    Dear Olivia Merle,
    We shall meet again.

    Michael (aka Larry)

  20. Diane Chapman says:
    27 Jun 2022
    Prayers for Olivia.

  21. Tom says:
    27 Jun 2022
    ❤️

  22. Tom says:
    27 Jun 2022
    Olivia - having followed your strengths and positive mind until the end - will make my own easier one day when my time comes - you will remain in my heart as a good friend until such day that we meet again Tom

  23. Bev Putz says:
    27 Jun 2022
    Such a lovely lady, so glad I got to know her. She was the bravest and most upbeat cancer patient I ever met-what a role model

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