Violet Elizabeth May Wick

Violet Elizabeth May (nee Lewis-Purnell) of White Rock, B.C. passed away peacefully on Friday, July 26, 2002 at the age of 80 years. She is survived by her loving husband Orville, daughter Betty (Dale) Taylor, sons Benny (Carole) Purnell and Tony (Wendy) Purnell, stepdaughter Adele (Arthur) Andrews, stepsons Bart (Thelma) Wick, Blair (Jeannine) Wick and Merlin (Shelly) Wick and loving sister June Lewis. Grandma Vi’s spirit will live on in the lives of her grandchildren Toby, Christa, Robin, Cathy, John, Heather, Nancy, Guy, Brett, Ryan, Jarrod, Erin, Shannon, Kelly, Adam, Michael and Scott and in her 7 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her first husband Leonard Purnell, her parents Ernie and Gertie Lewis and brothers Archie, Harry, Jack and Darrel. We are all blessed for having known and shared special times with Violet. She was an extraordinary woman who enjoyed writing stories, singing, dancing, travelling and spending time with her family and friends. Violet’s caring nature was clear through her years as a practical nurse at the Calgary General and Surrey Memorial Hospitals. We were very proud of her and all that she accomplished and contributed while she lived. The family wishes to express its sincere gratitude to all of Violet’s caregivers at the Ocean View Nursing Home. A memorial service to celebrate Violet’s life will be held at the Victory Memorial Park Chapel, 14831 – 28 Avenue, Surrey at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday August 6, 2002. In lieu of flowers, please take a friend to lunch and tell them those things that are often expressed only after they are gone. If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made directly to the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation, 15521 Russell Ave. White Rock, B.C. V4B 2R4 or to the Alzheimer’s Society of Vancouver, #300 – 828 West 8th Ave. Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1E2