Violet Kathleen “Vi” Bennett

1922 – 2014

It is with deep sorrow that the family of Violet Bennett announces her passing on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital in Cranbrook at 92 years of age.

Vi was born on April 20, 1922 in West Wickham, Kent, England. She worked in an airplane factory during WWII where she met and married Albert “Pinky” Bennett who was serving with the Canadian Army. She immigrated to Canada in June of 1945 as a war bride and she and Pinky settled in Trail, BC where Vi raised their three daughters. Vi moved to Cranbrook in the Mid 1990’s to be closer to Hazel and Bonnie. Joseph Creek Care Village was Vi’s final home, where she received loving and devoted care from their giving team of workers.

Left to mourn Vi’s passing are her daughters Hazel (Alex) McDonald of Moyie, BC, Carol Franson of Terrace, BC and Bonnie (Dan) Ward of Creston, BC, 7 wonderful grandchildren and 17 incredible great grandchildren. Vi was predeceased by her loving husband Albert Howard Bennett in 1976.

A private graveside service for Vi will be held in the Trail Cemetery in June of 2014.

Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service. Condolences for the family can be offered at: www.mcphersonfh.com