1931 - 2017
On Friday, December 8, 2017, Violet Isabella Rose Black was delivered into the loving arms of her Saviour. She passed away peacefully in hospice after a courageous, but lengthy battle with cancer.
Violet was born November 5, 1931, to Jean Miller McDougall (nee Ritchie) and Donald Lisle McDougall in Edmonton, Alberta. Violet’s family owned a farm in Glenevis, Alberta where she grew up. Violet was the fifth of fourteen children, twelve of whom survived infancy. It was on the farm where Violet learned many of her lifelong skills, including cooking, canning, gardening, and caring for children. When Violet was in her early twenties, she moved to Vancouver where she later met her future husband, Cyril George Black. The two were wed on January 2, 1959 and moved to Kamloops shortly thereafter, where they raised their three children: Cindy Lorraine, Kevin Jerry, and Keith Daniel. Violet’s greatest joy in life was being a mom and caring for children. Her deep love of children inspired her to open a daycare where she nurtured many children over the span of her career.
Violet had 7 grandchildren, whom she loved dearly: Sabrina (Mark), Josh, Amanda (Jared), Sean (Brandi), Colleen (Jeremy), Brendan (Sendy), and Derek. She also had two great grandchildren: Kayleigh and Connor. Violet is survived by her sisters, Mary, Eleanor (Nellie), and Nora; and her brothers, Neil and Norman. She is predeceased by her parents, “Lisle” and Jean; her loving husband of 54 years, Cryil; her sisters, Laura, Jesse, and Dorothy; and her brothers, Charlie, Alex, William, Donald, and Noel. Violet will be greatly missed by her family, her church congregation, and her many friends.
A Celebration of Violet’s Life will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2017, at Southwest Community Church, 700 Hugh Allan Drive, at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Impact Ministries.
Condolences may be expressed at www.myalternatives.ca
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