Violet May HAVARD

(May 8, 1907 – March 23, 2008)

It is with sadness that we say farewell to Vi who went to join her beloved Ro’ in the ‘Great Ham Shack’ in the sky.

Violet was born in Stourbridge, England and was brought to Canada by her parents at the age of nine months.

They settled in the Winnipeg area where she went to school and also learned all the skills she practiced very proficiently all her life, baking and cooking, sewing, knitting, crocheting, tatting, and embroidery.

She met and married the love of her life Roland in 1927 they had three children, Ronald, Shirley and Gerald.

Times were tough in the Depression and when Ro was laid off by The Bay, they sold everything and moved to the Langley area.

During the War, Vi like a great number of ladies of that era, ran the home whilst her husband was in the army.

They moved to Vancouver in 1947 and then to Vancouver Island and Oak Bay in the 1950’s, following Ro’s employment with MOD.

They enjoyed life there together, celebrating their Golden Wedding in 1977, doing lots of travelling in their motor home, seeing a large part of North America. Also several trips to England, to Australia and to New Zealand.

Roland passed away in 1982 and Vi moved to Chilliwack in 1984. She was an active five-pin bowler, with a 300 pin. Also belonging to the Chilliwack Branch of the Rebecca’s.

Vi broke her hip in a fall in 2004, became wheelchair bound and a permanent resident of Heritage Village. The family would like to thank the staff at Heritage Village both for their care and also expressions of sympathy.

She will be greatly missed by her two surviving children Dr. Ronald Havard (Jean), Ithaca, New York and Mrs. Shirley Dickinson (Brian) and too many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-­great-grandchildren to mention.

A Memorial/Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. from the Chapel at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 45901 Victoria Avenue, Chilliwack.

No flowers, a donation to BC Children’s Hospital or Canucks Place, may be made in Violet’s name if so desired.

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