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LIEN, Violet (nee Hackman)

May 7, 1921 – December 22, 2011

Our much beloved Mom, our Grandma, our Grammy and our Sis passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2011.

Mom was born in Ukraine in May of 1921 and came to Canada at age 3, settling with her Mom and Dad in southeastern Alberta. In 1953, Violet, Amund, Herb and Anna moved into the new home they built in the new community of Banff Trail. This was the family home and Mom resided there until moving into the Beverly Centre Lake Midnapore in 2005. Mom passed away due to mounting complications of old age.

Violet was an extraordinary woman; resilient, strong, generous and loving. She will be greatly missed by her family, son Herb (Joan) McMullen; daughter Anna (Ken) Willis; grandchildren, Kari (Rich), Tim, Dave, Gina (Derek) and Shari; and great-grandchildren, Sarah and Ben. She will also be missed by her brothers, Len, Carl (Joan) and Bernie (Vicky) and their families.

Mom was also a good friend to many, both present and in the past. The family would like to thank the staff at Beverly Centre for Mom’s care over the past six years along with a special thank you for the companionship of the friends she made at the Beverly.

Your struggles are over, Mom. Rest In Peace… love from your family.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. Graveside Service to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Mom’s memory may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.

In living memory of Violet Lien, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. Franny Czipoth :

    Im soooo sorry to hear of the loss of
    Vi, she was an awesome lady, so glad that I had the privledge of meeting her.
    We had alot of good laughs and she played a mean game of cards..always kicked my butt..

    Forever In My Heart
    Will Always Luv U!!!
    Franny C..xoxoxoxoxo

    Franny Czipoth

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  2. Dear Anna, Ken and family,
    We share your sadness and grief in the loss of your sweet mom who was always so hospitable to me during our university days! May God comfort you at this time and especially in future times of loneliness. Your friend, Carol

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  3. Dear Joan, Herb, Kari and Tim,
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. She was one of a kind, bless her heart and bless all of you.
    My sincere condolences in this difficult time.

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  4. doug&bonnie willis :

    Anna, Ken, Dave, Gina, Derek and Shari .Our thoughts are with you all. Anna you will miss your mom. Memories are a great treasure. Love to all.
    dw bw

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