Violet Lily Burritt passed away peacefully on February 19, 2014 into the presence of her Lord, with her family members at her side. She was born on March 16, 1921 in the family home near Leduc, Alberta. She is survived by four children: Joanne (Curtis) Congo, Brian (Debbie), Wayne (Betty) and Neil (Darlene), 10 grandchildren, 19 great- grandchildren, her sister Ruth Hammer and brother Ivan Grabia. She was predeceased by her husband Alan (2007) of 57 years, grandson Colin (2010), brother, Waldemer Grabia and sister Lorraine Reirson. Violet suffered from a macular degeneration and was still able to crochet many hangers which she is best remembered for. –She would give them to almost everyone she met! Pie crusts were one of her specialities and she often brought them to pot-luck functions. Violet’s feisty spirit was witnessed even as she was in the ambulance going to Royal Columbian Hospital, engaging everyone in conversation all the way there! She will be missed by all and has left an empty spot in our lives. Many thanks to the nurses and doctor in the Abbotsford Regional Hospital Emergency Department, their care and concern was deeply appreciated. To the paramedics, Jesse and Mark who carefully transported her to the hospital, Thank you! Dr. Philip and his staff of nurses at Royal Columbian went out of their way to comfort us and offer care above and beyond what was expected; also the nurses in the Cardiac Cath Unit and ICU who treated us as family, we thank you! We would also like to sincerely thank all of the Home Care Givers from Fraser Valley Health who came every day to care for her physical and emotional needs. Visitation was held Monday, February 24, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the Arbor Centre, Valley View Funeral Home, 14660-72 Ave, Surrey, B.C., with interment on Tuesday February 25, 2014 at 9:30 am. A Memorial Service was held at 10:15am at the Arbor Centre, Valley View Funeral Home, was followed by a luncheon.
Donations in Violet’s memory can be made to, Team Burritt Ride to Conquer cancer 2014. (www.conquercancer.ca/goto/teamburritt2014) For online condolences please visit, www.valleyviewsurrey.ca.