The great Christian theologian and philosopher Karl Rahner noted that teachers "teach who they are" and so the content of their character is evidenced in the manner with which they interact and care for their students. Olive was eternally positive and she imbued this positivity into everyone she encountered in the school. The true content of her character could be seen in the gentle motherly care she showed to each and every child, the genuine interest she showed to her colleagues and the commitment she showed to her school.
It was heartening to see the huge number of students, both past and present, who were at her funeral mass on Tuesday 1 September. It is a true testament to the impact she had on the lives of so many. We feel blessed to have known and loved Olive.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.