Violet Hilda Matthews (Ing), 95, of Leduc, AB passed away on June 12, 2017.
Violet was born in Kirriemuir, AB on May 29, 1922, the second youngest of 6 children, to Richard & Louisa Ing. Violet moved to the Breton area with her family in the spring of 1934. She married Ray Matthews in 1946 and moved to the farm where they raised their 5 children. She loved entertaining family and friends, flowers, singing and volunteering.
Violet is survived by sons Gary ( Rita) and Stan (Brenda); daughters Diane, Darlene (Wade) and daughter-in-law Sue (Ron); sisters Dorothy Buchanan and Myrtle Carson (Evans); 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, husband and son (Harold), sister Marion Lidgett, and brothers Walter & Charlie Ing.
A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at the Breton Community Centre, 48 Street and 50 Avenue, Breton, AB.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Breton Cemetery c/o Village of Breton, Box 480, Breton, AB T0C 0P0.
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I have many fond memories of Aunty Vi. On summer vacations I would stay at the farm which was a big deal for a “city” kid. We would look for eggs, weed the garden, take turns riding Diane’s horse but the highlight was going to hunt for wild strawberries in the pasture…yum yum.
Aunty Vi had so much patience dealing with us “city” kids. My favorite memory of Aunty Vi was her teaching me how to embroider and how to do the different stitches on cotton flour sacks. I always think of her every time I embroider.
May your memories of this kind lady help you through this sad time.
Dear Auntie Vi was my mother’s dearest friend as well as being her sister. After my mother was widowed, they lived in the same senior’s lodge in Breton and then in Leduc, and finally in the Leduc Extendicare. She was looking well when I saw her at Mom’s birthday party last month.
When I was little, the families of my mother and her brother Walter and her sister Vi would meet at their parents’ home in Breton on Saturdays, and we knew each other really well.
When my parents moved to Camrose in 1953, the Matthews family moved there too as our next door neighbors. I remember many hours of playing cribbage and other card games with her. She was patient, kind, and good humored.
Bless you and your family Auntie Vi.