SOUTHWEST HARBOR – Olive “Ollie” Bond, 83, died Oct. 18, 2012, at Sonogee Rehabilitation and Living Center, Bar Harbor, from complications of late stage Alzheimer’s disease. She was born June 6, 1929, in Southwest Harbor, the daughter of Joseph and Marjorie (Hurd) Trask of Southwest Harbor.
Ollie was a popular student at Pemetic High School, where she was active in clubs and cheerleading. In 1955 while working the soda fountain at the original Carroll Drug, Southwest Harbor, Ollie met the love of her life, Alan “Chick” Bond, who was at the Southwest Harbor Coast Guard Station. They were married March 3, 1956. Chick immediately adopted Ollie’s three children from a previous marriage and soon a fourth child was added to the clan. Ollie and Chick were happily married for 56 years in March 2012. Ollie and Chick moved to Connecticut in the 1960s, where they eventually owned two successful business, but Ollie always missed her home in Maine and they decided to move back to Southwest Harbor in the late 1980s.
Ollie is survived by her love, Chick Bond of Southwest Harbor; her son, Robert Bond and his wife, Jaye, of Trenton; son, James Bond of Hulls Cove; daughter, Beverly Bond and her husband, Bob Braley, of Ivoryton, Conn., and their son, Vernon “Chip” Bond and his wife, Lilia, of Lamoine; sister, Margaret “Peggy” (Trask) Walls and her husband, Gene, of Manset; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents; sister, Mary; and two brothers, Graham “Buster” and Joseph.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 22, at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Southwest Harbor, with the Rev. Vesta Kowalski officiating. Contributions in Ollie’s memory may be made to Hancock County SPCA, 141 Bar Harbor Road, Trenton, ME 04605. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.