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Violet Antoniuk

Violet Antoniuk

August 7th, 1936 November 28th, 2019

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Obituary for Violet Antoniuk (Fischer)

It is with great sadness that we share the loss of our dear mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, sister, and aunt. Violet leaves to mourn her daughters, Cheryl Lewis (Robert) and Laurie Blaney (Reg) as well as her beloved granddaughters, Carrie Lewis, Kristi Lewis, Jillian Frankson (Ryan) and Paige Blaney (Kyle Brown). She is survived by two sisters, Alice Heinrich and Anne Durr, and many nieces and nephews. Violet was predeceased by her husband of sixty years, Donald, as well as six brothers and two sisters.
Violet was a remarkable person who was truly a modern woman. She grew up in tough times on a farm near Golden Prairie and later moved to Medicine Hat to attend secondary school. Vi was an excellent student and excelled in her studies and sports. Lack of funds did not permit the fulfillment of her dream of becoming a teacher. Instead, after marriage, Vi worked full time as a bookkeeper for various dairies while raising two daughters to become independent women. She instilled in them a hard work ethic and a love of learning; with her support always a constant, both became teachers. An excellent cook, Vi made home-cooked meals and baked pies that were the envy of the town of Redcliff. She hosted family and friends for every holiday occasion. Her house was always meticulous as were her large vegetable gardens and flower beds. She like to read mysteries and watch curling and hockey and to play cards; she travelled extensively while good health permitted. Violet was a very sociable person who loved to chat. Parties, music, and dancing filled Saturday nights. She and her sisters, all with beautiful voices, sang like angels, harmonizing as their brothers played musical instruments. For the last three years, her favourite evenings at the Wellington were spent listening to old time bands that played for the residents. When her granddaughters were born, Vi’s heart blossomed with her love for them and continued to grow as they did. She cuddled and coddled them from cradle to grown young ladies. Their best memories include visits to grandpa’s and grandma’s house. A private celebration of Violet’s life will be held at al later date. Donations in Violet’s name may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be sent to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Violet Antoniuk.

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Sandra Ehret

Cheryl, Laurie and families, I’m very sad for your loss. Your mom was a doll. I will always remember her sweet kind heart. We had so much fun together. I will never forget all the adventures we had. My deepest condolences.
Sandra Ehret (Simpson)
Comment | Posted at 11:23pm via Condolence

Cori Barley

My heart goes out to all of you.
The short time I knew Violet was full of many laughs. I truly enjoyed her company and our talk of hockey. She will truly be missed, forever in our hearts
May time heal the sadness and fill your hearts with wonderful memories
Hugs
Cori Barley
Comment | Posted at 08:28pm via Condolence
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Dwayne and Sheila

Cheryl, Laurie and families

We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing.
I have so many fond memories of both your mom and dad.
Our sincere condolences.

Dwayne and Sheila McFadzen
Comment | Posted at 03:58pm via Condolence

Merle L Davies

My deepest sympathy to Cheryl, Laurie & families. I am sure you will miss her. so thankful for friendship.
not a very nice time to lose someone though. Take care
Comment | Posted at 06:29pm via Condolence
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