Violet Marie Froese passed away peacefully in her sleep December 17, 2003 after a long battle with cancer.

Violet was born April 20th, 1920 in Garden Head, Saskatchewan. She married Walter Froese on May 25th, 1942, and enjoyed 61 years of marriage together, living in Abbotsford for most of these years.

She was instrumental in starting the Trinity Lutheran Church Sunday School and a long time active member of the Peace Lutheran Church, and the Golden Friendship Club, and was acknowledged for her many years of community leadership in 1999, by receiving an award from the International Year of Older Persons.

Violet spent 27 years teaching children in the Abbotsford School District #34, which she enjoyed vey much and was also a Sunday School instructor for many years. She was vey active in the Retired Teachers Association.

She enjoyed travelling to the Praries to visit relatives, entertaining friends and was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was a very special person to all of us and had a great influence on many loved ones lives, and will be in our hearts forever.

Violet is survived by her loving husband Walter, her daughter Jeanette (Roger)Frederick of Whitecourt, AB, her sons Dennis Froese of Sechelt, and Wally (Tammy) Froese of Mission, her seven grandchildren; Harrison, Derrick, Kim, Jim, Lori, Dean, Darin and three great grandchildren; Kayla, Brandon & Alyssa, and many nieces and nephews.

Violet was predeceased by her sisters Hilda, Margaret, and Thelma, and her parents Henry and Margaret Meincke.

The Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, December 23rd at 11:00 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, 2029 Ware Street, Abbotsford with Pastor Christoph Reinders and Ozzie Olson officiating. Everyone is invited to a reception at the church after the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the B.C. Cancer Society or the Peace Lutheran Church would be appreciated.


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