Olive Olga Advent (nee Widgren) was born in the Township of Tovell, Ont. on March 7, 1911 to Tillie and Charlie Widgren. She attended school in Worthington & Tovell.
In her early years, she worked in the Bergland General Store. In December, 1929, she moved to Garson, Man. to meet her mom’s family and stayed again at Bergland and Rainy River.