With deepest sadness we wish to announce the quiet passing of Violet May Smallwood on the afternoon of Friday, December 8, 2006.
Violet was born in Edmonton on June 6, 1925. There she attended school and worked until she met and married Glyn Smallwood in 1947. Glyn worked for the Royal Trust Corporation and they transferred to Vancouver for 3 years and Montreal for 18 years before returning and retiring in Calgary. In a world of materialism and instant gratification, Vi was a kind and compassionate soul who found goodness in everyone, and a concern for the welfare of others, a quality all too rare in today’s world. Violet May Smallwood’s memory will be cherished by all who knew her and she will be sadly missed.
Violet is lovingly remembered and dearly missed by her two sons, David and Trevor; her grandchildren, Owen and Emma; and her two brothers, George and Jim Smith. Vi was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, Glyn (1988); her father, Jim (1959); her mother, Ellen Simpson (Smith/ 1966); and her step-father, Edward Simpson (1969).
Condolences may be emailed through firstname.lastname@example.org. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Southwood Hospice, 211 Heritage Dr. S.E., Calgary, AB T2H 1M9, or to the Canadian Cancer Society, 215 – 12 Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 1A2 Telephone: (403) 205-3966. The family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff at the Peter Lougheed Hospital and the Southwood Hospice, who cared for Vi during her illness. A special thank you is reserved for Janice Hammond, Dr. Lim, and Gayle Brower, for all they did to make Vi’s last years as enjoyable as possible.
In living memory of Vi Smallwood, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences