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Viola Anna Jensson(Wall/Minchau)

On September 23, 2003 Viola Minchau passed away at the age of 73 years.
She is survived by her loving family; daughters Roxy (Dave) Bell of Wetaskiwin, Kathy (Ralph) Playdon of Stony Plain, Lucy (Tom) Jackson of Killam, and son Patrick Wall of Victoria, B.C. and their father David Wall. Grandchildren Jordan and Michaela Bell, Naomi, Daniel, Joshua, Ruth and Zeke Jackson; Brother Henry Jensson of McInnes Creek, Ont; sisters Ilene (Don) Sutherland and Caroline (Bill) Gate all of Keewatin, Ont; Aunt Stella Jensson of McInnes Creek, Ont; and numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.
She was predeceased by her parents, Casper and Clara Jensson; sister Doris Diagnault and by her husband, Albert Minchau.
Viola was born in Rainy River, and raised on a farm and attended a one room country school at McInnes Creek. Her high school was completed in Rainy River and followed by attendance at the Success Business School in Winnipeg. Later she did training in normal school which allowed her to teach at the McInnes Creek School and later at the Oxdrift School near Dryden, Ontario. It was during her time here that she met and later married Dave Wall in 1951. Together they raised four children while residing in Port Arthur, Dryden, Prince George, Kitamat and finally, Edmonton, where she lived for 20 years.
Once the children were grown, Viola acquired additional training and worked both as a nurse’s aide and as a Library Technician. Later in life, Viola remarried and resided on the west coast. It was here that she began her battle with Alzheimers.
During her final five years she received help while living at the McConnel Place North Alzheimer Centre, Dickensfield Nursing Home and finally the Wetaskiwin Long Term Care Facility.
The family wishes to extend their thanks to everyone who, through their love and care, have touched and enriched Viola’s life. Viola will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humour, love of reading and travel, and most of all, for being a loving mother and grandmother to all of her family.
Funeral service was held Saturday, September 27, 2003 at the McInnes Creek Chapel, Rainy River, Ont. Interment to follow at the McInnes Creek Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Society of Alberta.