Violet RICE

RICE, Violet June

February 18, 1935 – December 13, 2014

“A Mothers love lives within the hearts of her children forever.”

Our Beloved Mother, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend Violet passed away peacefully on December 13, 2014. Born in Athabasca, AB, Violet was a longtime resident of Surrey, BC. Violet was a dedicated and hard worker, she worked for Mount St. Joseph Hospital and Peace Arch Hospital and upon retiring she then served on the Peace Arch Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.

Violet loved to cook, the more her family ate, the happier she was. She volunteered endless hours of cooking and serving to the Peace Arch Auxiliary, Royal Canadian Legion in Surrey, Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club and the White Rock Lioness Chapter.

In addition to cooking Vi loved to travel, farm, fish, garden and shop. She had an exceptional green thumb, every Spring and Summer she would spend countless hours in her garden and the evenings were spent either cooking, canning, researching new recipes or solving a crossword puzzle. Always busy.

She will be dearly missed by all that knew and loved her. Violet is predeceased by her mother Hima, father Phillip, brother Peter, sisters Mary and Julie. Survived by her son Dean Swedgan, daughter Debra (Ken) O’How, sisters Rose (Don) Sherstan, Tammy (Ron) Yestal, brother Alex, sister in law Delores Labaschuk, Grandchildren Curtis Swedgan, Amber Swedgan, Tyler O’How, Brittany O’How, great grandchildren Calib, Caden, Cara Swedgan. Numerous nieces and nephews (Karen you were like one of her own)

As per Violet’s wishes there will be a private family service to be held in the Summer of 2015. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to: Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club 1284 – 184th Street Surrey or Peace Arch Hospital Ladies Auxiliary.


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