It is with a profound sense of loss that the family of Violet G. Bend, of Winfield, Alberta, announces her passing at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre on April 4, 2014 at the age of 95 years.
Violet was born in Wellington County, Ontario. She attended school at No. 2 Stamford and then Stamford Collegiate and Vocational Institute in Niagara Falls. At the start of World War II, Violet went to work at Fleet Aircraft in Fort Erie, Ontario where a friend introduced her to Manning Bend, a young gentleman who had come to Ontario with the R.C.A.F. Two years later on July 22, 1944, they were united in marriage. Following the war they farmed on the east side of Pigeon Lake, Alberta and raised four sons; selling the farm in 1966 and buying a home at Westerose. For many years they did mission work in Jamaica until Manning’s death in 1998. Violet moved into the West Pine Lodge in Winfield in 2001, and resided there until she was hospitalized in February, 2014.
Violet will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her sons, Jim (Shirley) of Winfield; Doug (Donna) of Crescent Spur, B.C.; Jon (Phyllis) also of Winfield; and Bob (Sophie) of St. Albert; as well as ten grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her younger brother, John Miller of Niagara Falls, Ontario; in addition to many other family members and treasured friends. Violet was predeceased by her beloved husband, Manning.
A Public Funeral Service in Honour of Violet’s Life was held at the Lakedell Agricultural Complex, near Pigeon Lake on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. with Pastor David Larson officiating. Interment followed in the Lakedell Community Cemetery, Westerose. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Violet’s Memory may be made directly to Violet’s home church for over 65 years, the Westerose Gospel Church, Box 179, R.R. 2, Westerose, Alberta T0C 2V0; or to the charity of one’s choice.
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Service and Burial Arrangements for the Late Violet G. Bend entrusted to the care of
OBERHAMMER FUNERAL CHAPELS
Rimbey, AB. 1-403-843-4445