Oliv Opal Lavallee



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Oliv Lavallee, formerly known as Hunter/Avery, 18, (they/them) died of suicide on March 21st, 2024, following a long battle with anxiety and depression. Despite Oliv being a valiant fighter, the pain of staying became more unbearable than their pain of leaving.

Born on September 15th, 2005, Oliv was a native of St. Petersburg, Fl and previously attended at Hollins High School, Pinellas Park Middle and Gulfport Elementary School.

Oliv was an unbelievably talented artist and loved drawing, crocheting, sewing, and singing. Oliv excelled at any creative outlet they tried their hand at. Oliv was a unique soul. One who was quick to help anyone in need, one of the most loving, caring, and kindhearted people you would ever meet. Super smart and quick witted, Oliv was always up for a stimulating conversation or debate! Oliv’s love of anime and the TV show Naruto was always comforting during dark times and would talk about it to anyone who would listen.

As a member of the community, Oliv was accepting of all, and a strong advocate for the rights of everyone, especially for trans and non-binary rights. In addition, Oliv was an active protestor for women’s rights, and actively participated in the fight against racism, homophobia, transphobia and so many others. Their biggest hero was Marsha P. Johnson and they strived to be like her every day and hope everyone can do the same.

Oliv is survived by their parents Tim and Amber Lavallee, Sister Caelen Lavallee, Grandmother Donna Hemington and many special friends, family and found family.  Oliv was preceded in death by their Great Grandmother Mary Walker, Grandparents Charles Lavallee and Debbie Fessenden, and Oliv’s Best Fur Friend Hurley.

Thank you to everyone who supported and encouraged Oliv in their fight and their journey throughout the years, including all the therapists, social workers, teachers, nurses, mental health techs, EMS, and police. The support they offered helped Oliv in many ways and we are forever grateful.

In lieu of flowers, please hug your loved ones. If you or someone you know is struggling with depression, please reach out for help. Dial 988 for the Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. Locally, please consider supporting the county run or volunteer programs such as PEMHS or NAMI.

Oliv, you are well loved. We hope you find peace and an end to the pain.


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26 Condolences

  1. Suzanna on April 28, 2024 at 3:53 pm

    My god rest your soul Oliv. You will be missed.❤️ sending love to your family

  2. Connie Jackson on March 28, 2024 at 9:11 pm

    Sending my love an an abundance of prayers. My deepest sympathy to you all. Love you all. Connie 🙏🏾❤️

  3. Nancy Hobbs Randall on March 27, 2024 at 10:17 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of Oliv. My sincerest condolences to the whole family at this sad time.

  4. Ms Rae on March 27, 2024 at 2:08 pm

    I was one of their nurses. I remember how artistically tallented Avery was.! Very VERY for your pain. Sending Thoughts Prayers

  5. Richelle Turner on March 27, 2024 at 1:43 am

    I would like to offer my deepest condolences on the loss of precious Oliv. I worked closely with Oliv (Hunter) at Pinellas Park Middle School. I have thought about Oliv many times throughout the past few years. Smart and quick witted are so accurate. An absolute advocate and friend to all who knew them. This is such heartbreaking news. It is my hope is that their family and friends will always know that they had an incredible impact on those that had the honor to know them. Rest easy sweet Oliv

  6. Tami Wilcox on March 26, 2024 at 12:15 pm

    I used to take care of her great grandmother Mary Walker until she passed away. I had the honor of meeting Avery while taking care of Mary at home. She was an adorable little girl always laughing and doing all sorts of things. May your soul rest in peace.

  7. Miss Ally on March 26, 2024 at 11:54 am

    I used to work at SIPP with Oliv. Sending love and hugs to all family and friends.

  8. Christine on March 26, 2024 at 2:23 am

    My beautiful family:
    Tim, Amber, Caelen, Donna…
    My heart breaks for you all. Oliv, I’m so sorry you were in so much pain sweetheart. I hope you are at peace now🙏Hugs and prayers to you all. I love you all. I pray for peace and comfort during this time🙏🙏🙏

  9. Maggie vandemar on March 26, 2024 at 2:20 am

    So very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers to all of you 🙏🙏🙏🙏

  10. Toni Wolfe on March 26, 2024 at 2:11 am

    My heart is breaking for my family, I am deeply saddened with this news. Please reach out to me if you need to talk, I love you all and all my prayers

  11. Miss Pam on March 26, 2024 at 1:57 am

    Sending my condolences to the family.I use to work with Oliv at SIPP.Such a wonderful person.Praying for comfort to the family.

  12. Kadine on March 25, 2024 at 11:07 pm

    Sending prayers your way. I am so heartbroken, this is so surreal. Prayers for your entire family.

  13. Gerri Coles on March 25, 2024 at 10:51 pm

    I am so sorry for the loss of this beautiful soul. Too many struggle with depression and anxiety, we need to do as much as possible to keep reaching out. To Oliv’s family, my heartfelt sympathy and prayers for your comfort, please know there are many praying for you all.

  14. Kim Pidgeon on March 25, 2024 at 10:49 pm

    So very sorry to hear this news. Oliv is the 2nd 18 yr old I knew who took their life in the last 2 weeks, the 1st is my cousin Charlie. It breaks my heart !
    Prayers for peace to all of you.

  15. Lynn Krause on March 25, 2024 at 10:30 pm

    My heart is breaking for all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  16. Lisette on March 25, 2024 at 9:35 pm

    Dear Tim, Avery, and Caelen, I can still remember meeting the four of you for the very first time. I’m so saddened to hear of Avery’s struggle and loss to depression. Praying for your peace, strength, and comfort.

  17. Tiffany Bellard on March 25, 2024 at 9:35 pm

    My life will forever be enriched because I had an opportunity to meet Oliv. Thank you Oliv for opening up, sharing your drawings, and having breakfast with this old lady you had just met. Rest now young one.

  18. Tami Brown on March 25, 2024 at 9:29 pm

    I am literally crying for you. My heart breaks for all of you. We need to do better.

  19. Karen Pegouske on March 25, 2024 at 9:21 pm

    What a beautiful tribute to Oliv. My heart is breaking for all of you. My deepest condolences to Amber, Tim, Caelen and Donna.

  20. Suzanne on March 25, 2024 at 9:20 pm

    Sincere condolences…..RIP Oliv.

  21. Mary wales on March 25, 2024 at 9:15 pm

    Prayers for the family during this time of deep loss. May you feel peace and comfort as you journey through grief’s path. Love and blessings.

  22. Bev Manda on March 25, 2024 at 9:08 pm

    Rest peacefully, Oliv.

  23. Diane McInnes on March 25, 2024 at 9:02 pm

    Thinking of all of you and sending hugs. A beautiful tribute and hope for peacefulness now.

  24. Paula McVey on March 25, 2024 at 8:14 pm

    Sending prayers and angels to all of you. And lots of hugs! I do feel that they have found the peace that they were looking so hard for…

  25. Susan Dicicco Amaral on March 25, 2024 at 7:41 pm

    Tim, Amber, Caelin – thank you for allowing Oliv to share her light and love with me. Oliv touched my life and I am a better person for it. Know that my heart aches with yours.

  26. Kathleen on March 25, 2024 at 7:16 pm

    I’m so saddened by this huggs and tears

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