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Violet Eva Walde

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Surviving the Depression taught Vi how to make something out of nothing, which she applied to cooking, sewing, and many aspects of life. As an adult, Vi was able to attend Bible school, attain her GED, and go on to cooking school. She worked as a cook, seamstress, and caregiver. Vi loved to travel and camp. She and Ben were instrumental in the creation of Gardom Lake Bible Camp and volunteered many hours with the Okanagan Gleaners. After Vi was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, her health declined, preventing her from doing the things she loved. Vi will be remembered for passing on her culinary skills, nicknaming her grandchildren, sewing, knitting, and for her love for the colour purple. Psalm 141:3–4 were her favourite verses.

  • Birth: April 16, 1932
  • Birthplace:
    Hague, Sask.
  • Death: January 2, 2019
  • Parents:
    John D. & Mary Reimer
  • Married:
    Ben Walde, Aug. 7, 1954
  • Family:
    Ben; children Reg (Florence), Arden (Sharon), Tony (Jacquie); 7 grandchildren including Kenny [d.]; 9 great-grandchildren
  • Church:
    Hepburn (Sask.) MB; Central MB, Saskatoon; Valleyview Bible, Kamloops, B.C.; Willow Park, Kelowna, B.C.
  • Baptism:
    North Saskatchewan River, 1950