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PRINTZ – Violet Vera (nee Breadon)

October 10, 1934 – March 15, 2011

Violet Printz of Calgary, beloved wife of Wilbert Printz, passed away with her family by her side on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at the age of 76 years.

Violet is survived by her loving husband Wil; her four children, Jeff (Mary), Tom (Barbara), Jay (Lisa), and Brian; her grandchildren, Nathan, Jocelyn, Tara (Scott Bauer), Mark, Brett, Isabelle, Kiara, and Scarlet; her sister Mary Elizabeth Gray; her sisters-in-law Olive Breadon and Mary Ann Breadon; and her brother-in-law Allan Young.

She was predeceased by her father John Breadon, her mother Sarah (nee Finlay), her siblings William Breadon, Jane Parson (Harold), Trudy James (Griff), Florence Henry (Garnet), Emily Young, John Breadon, and many other loved ones.

Violet grew up on a farm near Pickardville, Alberta. She started her career with the Bank of Montreal in Westlock before moving to Edmonton where she met her beloved husband of fifty-two years. Wilbert and Violet settled in Calgary where they raised their family. Violet owned and managed Frontier Fruit & Nut, Market Mall and later resumed her banking career with the TD Bank.

Violet cherished and valued family time. Her greatest joys came from family gatherings, visiting with loved ones over a pot of tea, flower-gardening, baking, travelling, and spending time with her grandchildren. Violet was a devout Christian. Her commitment to her Lord and Saviour and her church included involvement in bible study and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League.

Violet was admired by those around her for the unbelievable strength, courage, and determination with which she faced her illness.

She will be remembered for her remarkable kindness, her generosity, and her selfless devotion to her family, friends, and her Saviour.

The Printz family wishes to extend special thanks to the many wonderful and compassionate health care workers who touched Violet’s life especially the Doctors, nurses, and staff at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre, the McCaig Tower Unit 54, and Alberta Health Services – Home Care.

Funeral Services will be held at Foothills Lutheran Church (3104 – 34th Avenue N.W.) on Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. A Graveside Service will follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family following the Graveside Service at Foothills Lutheran Church. Condolences may be made through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.

In living memory of Violet Printz, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Lloyd and Carol Sandau :

    Dear Wil and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Vi. We have so many wonderful memories of her over the years. She was such a kind lady and will be greatly missed by all of us. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. God Bless. Lloyd and Carol in Arizona.

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  2. Lloyd and Carol Sandau :

    Dear Wil and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Vi. We have so many wonderful memories of her over the years. She was such a kind lady and will be greatly missed by all of us. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. God Bless,
    Lloyd and Carol
    in Arizona

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  3. Maria Donque :

    I worked with Brian Printz and never got a chance to meet his Mom. He would often come to work on Monday describing to me and our other colleagues of the amazing Sunday dinners at his folks house. You can tell how much he enjoyed it and the time he would spend with his Mom and Dad. I just wanted to offer my deepest condolence to the Printz family and I’m sorry for your loss.

    Maria Donque

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  4. Dear Printz family,
    I would like to send my sincere sympathy to the entire Printz family. Growing up with Jay in Varsity, I had the fortune of getting to know Mrs. Printz;I will always remember her for her kind heart and welcoming hospitality. May you find strength in the Lord and those around you during this difficult time.
    Gerry Evans

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  5. Gail Schwartz :

    Dear Will and Family, I was shocked to hear of Violet’s passing. I had the privilege of working with her at the TD Branch Services Centre for many years. I know that she is home with the Lord. May God bless you with his grace, peace and strength in the coming days. My sincere condolences…Gail

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