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Violet Hazel Armstrong(nee Lowes), 96

Peacefully with family by her side, Violet Armstrong passed away on December 16, 2002 at her residence at Rainycrest home for the aged in Fort Frances, ON. Violet was born on March 1, 1906 in Rainy River ON. She lived her entire life in the Rainy River District residing in the townships of Blue & Worthington, the town of Rainy River & Fort Frances.
Violet is survived by her grandchildren, Donald (Sue), Reed (Angie,), Wallace (Susan), Glen (Lisa), Bonnie (Howard) Crowe, Cheryl (Gary) Kreger, Gary (Chris), Alsanne (Archie) Bartesak, Alan, (Rhonda Boldero, Violet (Carl) Kocuiba, Wesley, Tambray (Gerry) Dyson, Kevin (Tammy) & Melanie East, 42 great grandchildren & 22 great great grandchildren, daughter-in-law Della Armstrong, sister-in-law Eva Lowes and many nieces and nephews.
Violet was predeceased by husband George, sons Frank (Bud) and Wesley, daughter-in-law Ruby, her parents Christopher and Annabelle Lowes, brothers Frank and Albert (Ab) Lowes, sisters Ella Duhamel, Bernice Carins & Ruby Rudelonis, grandson Frank Armstrong, great grandsons Carl Kocuiba, Tyson Armstrong and Steven Dyson, and great granddaughters Tammy Lynn Boldero & Allison Dyson.
In 1925 Violet married George Armstrong. They were married for 51 years until his passing in 1976.
In her early years she was a homemaker raising two sons Bud & Wes on a farm in the township of Blue. They later moved to the family farm in the township of Worthington. After many years honing her skill, cooking for the harvest crews, Violet cooked for many years at Cedar Island on Lake of the Woods. She also cooked at the Pinewood Hotel.
Violet’s favorite pastime was playing cards with friends at the farm or in Sleeman. She also didn’t pass up too many bingo games. She enjoyed parties, especially the New Year’s Eve party they hosted at the farm for quite a few years. She never lost her love for cooking, almost anyone who came visiting had to sit down and eat no matter the time of day. She enjoyed fishing, gardening and spent many hours picking blueberries. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the UTU and the Order of the Eastern Star. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.
As per her wishes there was no funeral and cremation has taken place. Interment will take place at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Rainy River on July 9, 2003 at 10:30 a.m.