Olive Gillmor (née Shaw)

Backacre, Strandhill, Sligo.

27 Aug, 2023

Peacefully, following an illness in the wonderful care of all the staff in the North West Hospice Sligo. Predeceased by her loving husband Fred (2009), son David (2007) and her brothers Cyril and Percy. Olive will be greatly missed by her loved and loving sons Clive, Stephen and Jonathan, son-in-law Manoj, daughters-in-law Hilly, Ciara and Margaret, her cherished grandchildren Jordan, Alex, Bevan, Hannah, Saoirse, Rachel, Meabh, Roisin, Paddy and her great grandson Jack, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and her many friends.

‘If you truly love nature, you will find beauty everywhere’.

Reposing at The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home, Market Yard, Sligo F91 YR61 on Monday from 5:30pm with removal at 7:00pm to The Cathedral Church of Mary the Virgin and St. John the Baptist, Sligo. Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday at 1:00pm followed by a private cremation service.

You can stream Olive’s Funeral Service live on The Foley and McGowan Funeral Services facebook page.

House private please.

Family flowers only please, donations if desired to North West Hospice care of The Foley and McGowan Funeral Home.

You are welcome to leave a message of condolence for her family below.

You are welcome to leave a message of condolence below for the family – please see form at bottom of page. Alternatively, you can send a private message to the family on info@sligofuneralhome.ie


  1. Stephen, Clive, Jonathan & family. Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of your Mum. Our immediate memory of your Mum is that she was a most dignified and warm lady, qualities to be admired and that she most certainly passed on to her boys. We can’t believe that we can’t be with you in Sligo as we are in Crete but please be assured that you are all in our thoughts today, tomorrow and onwards

  2. Deepest sympathy Stephen and to all of your family.

  3. Thinking of you at this sad time. Remembering you in my prayers.

  4. Your mum was a lovely lady and I forgive her for hammering me at badminton 30 years ago. She is reunited with your dad and brother so she will find more happiness. Love to you all at your time of loss. Padraic and family

  5. Clive, Steve and Jonathan, thinking of you all at this sad time, your dear Mum.

  6. So sorry we can’t be there . A truly remarkable caring and inspirational woman. Many happy memories of our visits to Backacre where she made us truly welcome . Our thoughts are with all the family at this sad time .

  7. Sincere Sympathies to all Olives family, I have some beautiful roses growing in my garden that Olive gave to me,
    Colette and Dara Mulvey

  8. Our deepest sympathy on the passing of your beloved mother. The Weldmoore Family

  9. our deepest sympathy to all Olive’s family, may she rest in peace .

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