|Born||Olive Evangeline Freeman
April 14, 1902
Roland, Manitoba, Canada
|Died||December 22, 1976
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
|Known for||Spouse of the Prime Minister of Canada|
John Diefenbaker (m. 1953; her death 1976)
Olive Evangeline Diefenbaker (née Freeman; April 14, 1902 – December 22, 1976) was the second wife of John Diefenbaker, the 13th Prime Minister of Canada. Diefenbaker's first wife, Edna Brower, died in 1951.
Olive Freeman was born in 1902 in Roland, Manitoba. Diefenbaker proposed to her in Paddockwood, Saskatchewan, while she was a school teacher, and they were married on December 8, 1953. They had no children together, but they raised a daughter from her previous marriage to Toronto solicitor Harry Palmer, who died less than three years after the birth of the child.
Olive Diefenbaker Drive in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan is named in her honour.
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