Reese Elizabeth Olmsted
February 2, 2021 - November 10, 2022
Our sweet little Angel, Reese Elizabeth Olmsted went to heaven on Thursday November 10, 2022 when Influenza A suddenly took over her little body. She is survived by her devoted parents Fred & Lia Olmsted, and her loving siblings Bryce, Kaylie, Julia & Brooklyn Olmsted. She is survived by her grandpa Ross Olmsted ("Mar-Mar" Mary Ellen Doyle Williamson), grandpa Doug Murray, granny Sue Murray, and great-nana Georgette St. John. She is predeceased by her granny Barbara (Cook) Olmsted. She is survived by her uncle Cameron Kelly, aunt Pamela (Murray) Kelly, cousins Korwynn & Emmersyn Kelly, her uncle Steve Scott, aunt Laura (Olmsted) Scott, cousins Allison & Brianna Scott, her uncle John Olmsted, aunt Cha-Cha (Krista Olmsted), cousins Madison, Hannah, Dylan & Liam Olmsted, her uncle Dave, aunt Amanda, and cousins Connor & Brody Bokovay. She also leaves behind her daycare friends and a giant, beautiful community who loved our little girl so much.
RO-ie was the happiest little girl. She loved snuggling & Saturday dance class with her Mommy, stealing her Daddy’s ball caps & dancing with him in the mornings. She adored her soosie, her sunflower book, her fairy stuffie, smarties, her outside swing, playing with her tea pot, peek-a-boo and her pink lullaby seahorse. She wanted to swim and be in the water all the time; she just completed her 2nd Parent & Tot class. She was often seen with a tube of her toothpaste in one hand and brushing her teeth with the other. She had a special bond with all of her siblings, and recently started mimicking everything everyone did and becoming a fiercely independent big girl; passing her diapers when being changed, opening her own squeeze veggie packs, babbling more words (Thank you, Cheese, Table, Bryce, Julia, Uh-oh), eating at the table out of her high chair and putting her own boots/coat on.
We will never forget your Ooooh face, your unique little voice or your nose crinkle when you laughed. What a beautiful thing that you had nothing but happiness, kindness and love while on this Earth RO; you will be deeply missed in everything we do.
Our family would like to thank John and Krista Olmsted and the first responders who all tried everything they could to save our little girl. We would like to thank the Carleton Place Hospital for their efforts, their respect and kindness. We would like to thank Alan R. Barker Funeral home for taking such special care of our baby girl. We would also like to thank everyone who has sent lovely messages, food, flowers and love our way during this excruciating time. We feel so loved. Our Reesie-Roo was always smiling bright and sparkled wherever she went; therefore, her Mommy requests to limit mourning wear at her celebrations of life please. We think she would look down and smile at everyone wearing cheerful colours.
Friends may support the family at the Alan R. Barker Funeral Home, 19 McArthur Avenue, Carleton Place, on Wednesday November 16, 2022 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral service in the chapel Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at United Cemeteries.
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If anyone would like to make an impact in Reese’s memory, please consider donating to The Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation in her name.
Carleton Place & District Memorial Hospital Foundation
211 Lake Avenue East, Carleton Place ON K7C 1J4