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Obituary for Olive C. Dubord (Conant)

Jay – In the early morning of October 20,2022, Olive Conant Dubord quietly passed away. She was born December 21, 1934 in Canton, Maine, the daughter of John Carleton and Gladys Conant. She was raised on the family farm where she learned lessons on the benefits of hard work, and the dedication to family was engrained into her being. Olive attended Canton schools and was active in sports and 4-H. She graduated from Canton High School in 1952 and went on to the University of Maine earning a Bachelor of Science in Home Economics. After graduation, she accepted a position with the University of Maine Cooperative Extension Services in Franklin County. She spent 40 years working with 4-H and Extension Homemakers groups. It was a time intensive career where she flourished and met many new friends and colleagues. She was very proud of her professional contributions and received a Distinguished Extension Agent National Award.
On February 11, 1956, at St Rose of Lima Church in Jay, Olive married Eugene R. Dubord. Together they lovingly raised three daughters and enjoyed 48 years before his passing on April 24, 2004. In 1974 they created a house on the beautiful property at 8 Birchwood Drive in Jay. This home became a gathering center for the generations of family blessed with their love, guidance, and valuable life lessons. Olive was a wonderful cook, and she prepared many Sunday meals and holiday feasts. She was multitalented, hospitable, genuine, and never too busy to address the concerns of her loved ones usually using the opportunity to teach valuable life lessons. She led by example never expecting much in return, earning love, gratitude and appreciation from the family blessed by her leadership and amazing grace.
Olive and Gene shared an appreciation for antiques and tastefully decorated their warm and welcoming home. They had a passion for following the Boston Celtics. Olive really enjoyed watching all New England sports as well as college basketball and football. She was often enrolled in “Lenny’s pools”. She and Gene were both amateur gamblers and shared numerous rendezvous to Atlantic City and Foxwoods with dear friends. Olive was usually “lucky” in her gambling adventures, so much so that until they joined her on frequent trips to Foxwoods and Oxford Casino, her daughters considered her bounty to be generously embellished. It didn’t take many trips for them to recognize that her luck was truly exceptional, and they too became involved in this pastime experiencing the pleasure and thrill these “jackpots” brought to their mom.
Olive was a member of the Jay School Board for 25 years and was well known and respected in the Jay community. She and Gene often attended sporting events and school functions where their grandchildren were participants. The love she shared with her grand and great grandchildren was unmatched.
In March 2022 Olive was handed a diagnosis of aggressive terminal multiple myeloma. Her family was devastated by this news, but Olive was determined to fight for time with her family. This unsettling diagnosis began a remarkable journey where we were blessed to spend unlimited time doting on our Mother. Whether attending medical appointments or sharing time together at home, Mom enlightened us to the true meaning of love and determination. She was our rock and life will never be the same without her.
Olive is survived by her daughters, Laurie and husband Ron Deane, Jo and husband Jay Couture, Rachel Ouellette all of Jay and Scott Dumont of Sabattus. Also missing her are grandchildren Eric and Jennifer Deane, Nicole Couture, Janna and Jason Gregoire, Alisa Deane, Victoria Ouellette, James Ouellette and Taylor Knight, Maximus Ouellette along with great grandchildren Cameron, Maya and Chase Deane, Madeleine, Embden, and Lillian Gregoire, James Carter Ouellette and Isabelle Couture. She leaves behind loving siblings and family by marriage Duane Conant, Ann and Gene Allen, George and Pat Conant, Beverly Conant, Joanne Conant, Larry and Jean Dubord, Cerrita and Bob Redmond, Bernice and Charlie Allen, Linda Jewett and many nieces and nephews who were dear to her.
She was predeceased by parents JC and Gladys Conant, husband Gene, in-laws Eva and Emile Dubord, siblings and family Clinton and Jeannette Conant, Norris and Jackie Conant, Clifford Conant, Ralph Conant, Betty Conant, Lucille Conant, Danny and Christie Hogan, Jim Ouellette and Marvin Jewett.
Olive received excellent care throughout her illness from many wonderful health care professionals. We want to recognize a special care giver and friend Jeannette Hiltz who made it possible for Mom to remain in the home she loved. Messages of condolence may be sent to:

Dubord – Olive C., 87, of Jay, Maine passed away October 20, 2022. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11AM Thursday, October 27th at St. Rose of Lima Church, 1 Church Street, Jay, Maine. Interment Fairview Cemetery, Farmington Falls Road, Farmington, Maine. Visitation will be held 4-7PM, Wednesday, October 26th at FINLEY FUNERAL HOME, 15 Church Street, Livermore Falls, Maine. If desired contributions in Olive’s memory can be sent to: Maine 4-H Foundation, York Complex #1, Orono, Maine 04469 or Androscoggin Homecare and Hospice, 15 Strawberry Avenue, Lewiston, Maine 04240.