Violet Bradley

Violet Bradley

Violet “Vi” Bradley

I gave my mom and best friend’s hand to my Dad, George, (predeceased) at 1:45 p.m. on Dec. 24th, 2012. They were married 53 wonderful years.

Blessed to have had her in our lives are: daughter, Sherry and husband Dave of Coldstream, Grandson, Todd (Laura) Great Grandchildren, Kyler & Marlo, of Castlegar; Grandson, Kevin (predeceased), very dear Sisters, Eileen (Jack) Dyer, Jo DeMaria, Darlene (John) Harper, all of Alberta and Brother, Jim (Ida) Franks of Nelson, BC, also numerous much loved nieces, nephews, family & friends.

Mom was born in Fox Valley, SK. June 5th, 1922, the oldest child of Gustav & Emilie Frank. Over her lifetime lived in Maidstone, and several other small SK. towns. She first saw my Dad when he rode by on his white horse. They were married March 1943, then lived in High River and Calgary, Alberta for many years before moving to Vernon in 81.

Vi was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles for over 50 years, did a lot of work for their many charities and was very proud of her ritual team.

A special thank you to Dr. J. Byrnes for her support through this difficult time.

A celebration of life will follow at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to any charity to do with children or animals would be Mom’s choice.

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