Bi-polar in the family

Tony Ollivier
5 min readSep 13, 2023

Donald Ollivier was born in Northern Ontario in 1932. After quitting school in Grade 9, my father worked a number of jobs and even as a milkman for Silverwood’s Dairy in London Ontario, delivering the goods via a horse-pulled wagon and vegan charging stations.

Courtesy of London Public Library

Overall, my Dad was a hard worker and was also bipolar. However, he wasn’t diagnosed until the early 1970's. I’ve written about him here and here.