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Olga Krupp
July 26, 1924 - March 15, 2019
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<div itemprop="description">Olga Dmitriyevna Krupp (née Izhikova), July 26, 1924 to March 15th, 2019 <br> <br>With saddened hearts we announce the passing of Olga Krupp on March 15th 2019. Olga was the beloved wife of the late John Krupp (deceased July 2007), and the cherished mother of Alex (Julie), Leesa (Louis – deceased), Masha, Bill, Anne (Richie) and Laura (Perry); devoted grandmother to Larisa, Jason (InHee), Krysana (Eric), Michael (Tabetha), Allan, Catherine (Jevan), D’Arcy (Sarah) and Marjan, and great-grandmother to Annaliisa (Matty), Alessia (Davis), Daniel, Kaija, Thomas, Illiana, Declan, Aksana, Karson, James and Matthew. Olga is survived by her younger sister Vera, her niece Tanya, and numerous nieces and nephews in Crimea. Olga was born near the city of Simferopol and was working as a telegraph operator, her first job, when war broke out on June 22, 1941, with the German invasion of the Crimean Peninsula. Soon after, at the tender age of 18, she was sent by cattle car with thousands of fellow Slavs to Germany to work in a forced labour camp near Erfurt. She survived the war and made her way to Canada as a displaced person in September 1948, enduring a 10-day crossing over the Atlantic in a cargo ship. She disembarked in Halifax at Pier 21 and was sent to Montreal via train to work as a domestic. Olga was 24 years old when she landed on Canadian shores: she came with only the clothes on her back and her unshakeable faith to start a new life. Olga settled in Montreal and soon was working in a clothing manufacturing factory, mastering English and making friends at the Slavic Baptist Church on St. Urbain Street. In the fall of 1952, a certain dashing John Krupp visited the church and spotted the beautiful Olga: they married in January 1953 and she followed him to Sudbury, where they lived and raised their family before moving to the Ottawa-area in 2000. <br>Olga devoted her life to her husband and children and her church. She taught her children the value of strong faith, of standing up for truth, of facing perseverance and trials head on. She was a force to be reckoned with and was not afraid to stand on principle. A beautiful, articulate and outspoken woman, her experiences in life honed her compassion and sense of self. She actively cared for and helped others and never put herself first. A woman of substance who had seen the worst of life but chose rather to focus on the good. She loved both her adopted country of Canada and held a fierce forever love for her homeland. <br>The family wishes to thank all those who participated in her life and in her care. Special thanks to the exemplary staff at Granite Ridge and to the wonderful doctors and nurses and support staff at the Queensway Carleton Hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Olga’s name to The Salvation Army, her favourite charity. Visitation will take place Monday, March 18th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Pinecrest Visitation Centre, 2500 Baseline Road in Ottawa. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 19th at 11 a.m. at the Parkdale Baptist Church on 474 Parkdale Avenue, with interment to follow at Highland Park Cemetery, 2037 McGee Side Road in Carp. <br></div>