HALPENNY, Vivienne Bertha (nee Johnson)

1922 – 2012. Complications from a recent fall were too much to overcome and Vivienne died peacefully in Vancouver on October 11, 2012. Born in Kindersley, SK, Vivienne was the second of Arthur & Bertha Johnson’s five children. Vivienne was predeceased by her brother Eldon and sister Maxine and survived by sister Betty Malo (Lethbridge) and brother Merv (Victoria). Gold medalist in her RN class at Brandon Hospital, Viv married Eric Halpenny on January 27, 1944. After returning to Kindersley, they raised their three children Myrna (John Mills), Robert (Sharon) and Howard (Lana). It was home for 40 more years of active family and community life. Vivienne was recognized as Kindersley’s Citizen of the Year in 1977. Her keen interest in politics was sharpened by Eric’s years as Mayor of Kindersley and her brothers’ political careers in Saskatchewan. Retirement took them to Nico Wynd in South Surrey where they enjoyed travel, golf, volunteer activities with the Legion, Elks and Royal Purple, and grandchildren. Eric’s death in 1994 was unexpected. While missing him dearly, Vivienne pursued her hobbies, mainly golf, bridge and curling. Viv was a lifelong Roughriders fan, a hockey enthusiast and was last on a golf course on Labour Day weekend with her children and their spouses. While no longer swinging a club, she had lots of advice and comments for the players and enjoyed the 19th hole immensely. Vivienne will be missed by friends and family in Saskatchewan, at Nico Wynd and in her most recent home at Shannon Oaks Independent Living. Donations to breast cancer research are encouraged in lieu of flowers. A Memorial Service will be held at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, 14831 – 28th Ave (access off King George Hwy) on Friday, October 26 at 3:30pm. On line condolences may be made at

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