Violet Muriel Bertha Hardy (nee Lawrence)

February 28, 1925 ~

February 9, 2017

Violet was born in Canterbury Kent, England in 1925, she was the last in a large family. While Vi was working as a candy striper during the war she was “wooed” by a Canadian soldier named Thomas Hardy. Not long after they were married, and Iris was born. After the war was finished Vi and Iris made their way to Canada, landing in small town Rennie, Manitoba which was a big shock. Later the family moved to Cranbrook, and then to Kimberley, Vi and Tom finally settled on a farm in Meadowbrook where they lived for many years. Vi worked as a waitress until she finished nursing school in Nelson, she then was employed in the Kimberley hospital until her retirement.

Vi is survived by her daughter; Iris (Karel), grandsons; Thomas (Jen), Daniel, and Nikolas, grandchildren; Aaron and Melissa, great-grandson; Michael, as well as many nieces and nephews in England and Canada.

She was predeceased by her devoted husband Thomas, grandson Michael, and all her siblings.

At Vi’s request there will be no service. Alexandra Butts of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ has been entrusted with arrangements. As Vi was born and then married into the Salvation Army, it was always a big part of her life. Anyone wishing to make a donation may make it in Vi’s name to the “Army”, www.salvationarmy.ca.


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