Violet Margaret Simonson (July 17, 1934-June 23, 2019)

Violet Margaret Simonson (Winiandy) passed away peacefully on Sunday, June 23, 2019, at the age 84 years, after a lengthy struggle with her health.

Vi was born July 17, 1934 in Fairview, AB, the daughter of Mary and Fred Winiandy and nine siblings – they lived in many northern communities. Vi married Ed Simonson on March 2, 1963 and they raised their family on a farm near Spirit River. Vi enjoyed cooking, canning, gardening, and had a profound passion for flowers and berry-picking. She was an amazing homemaker and often entered her prize baking and crafts in many fairs, where she would often win. Vi worked for a few years cooking in oilfield camps. She loved going for drives looking at wildlife, and she sure enjoyed a good steak!

Family and friends were Vi’s passion and delight. She always had a smile to greet everyone. A campfire was always a place to bring everyone together.

She enjoyed many arts and crafts: sewing, crocheting, puzzles, bingo and playing Quirkle- if you took to long, she would ask, “Are you homesteading?”

She will be sadly missed by her siblings; Leonard Winiandy, Alma Winiandy and Doreen Horseman; daughters Pat Jansen (Colin) and Connie Winiandy (Rob); sons Greg (Katherine) and Skie Simonson; grandchildren: Toni, Curt, Melanie, Lonny, Moneca, Kevan, Chantel, Monique, JR, Angel, Anice, Dustin, Amber, Devin, Kyle and Kat; 20 great-grandchildren; as well as many other family and friends.

Violet was predeceased by her husband Edwin; daughter Donna; parents Fred and Mary; brothers: Fraser, Billy, Frank and Raymond; and sisters Dorothy and Jean.

Celebration of life for Violet will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019, at 11:00am, at the Spirit River Centennial Hall (4812 44 Ave.).

The family wishes to thank those at Pleasant View Lodge, Central Peace Health Complex, and Dr. Kitagawa, who cared for her.

Memorial donations may be made to Pleasant View Lodge (5230 44 Ave., Spirit River, AB, T0H 3G0).

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