Violet SMITH

Violet SMITH


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mom and friend on Friday, August 5th, 2011 at the age of 83 years. Mom was born, Violet Irene Bixby, on October 1st, 1927 in Vernon.

She was only two years old (and an only child) when her mother passed away so she was raised by her grandparents. Mom was predeceased by her father in 1990. In Mom’s younger years she worked in the packing house, cooked in a couple of local restaurants and finished her working years as a janitor for the hospital.

Mom is survived by her four children: son, Bill and his wife Gaylene and their children, Troy and Darcie of Spruce Grove, Alberta; daughters: Evelyn Smith and her husband Bob Kirschner of Vernon, daughter, Beverly Schneider and her husband Don, and their daughter Dawn-Ann and her husband, Bill Rieger and their son, Anten, all of Queen Charlotte Islands; daughter, Joy Smith of Vernon and her daughter, Jody Smith and son, Tylor, both of Toronto, Ontario.

‘Going to miss you so much! We love you, Mom.’

A Memorial Service will be held in the chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home on Thursday, August 11th, 2011 at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Violet may do so to North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, BC V1T 1S4.

Arrangements have been entrusted to:


(250) 542-4333

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