Horses

Violet Elizabeth Campbell

May 9, 1939 ~ November 23, 2022 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Obituary

Violet, born in the Pictou region of Nova Scotia, was raised by her maternal grandparents and included in an active, hardworking, extended family. The early years developed a strong work ethic that served her well. She helped with the usual chores of hauling wood and water and working in the garden. Violet also helped her grandfather shoeing horses, and here began her passion for horses.

 As a young woman of twenty Violet gathered all her worldly goods and in response to a companion needed for an invalid ad in the Western Producer, she took the train to Manitoba and began her life here.  The Wiesbrot family became her family. Violet expanded her role to help with anything that needed to be done, excelling in preparing the Welsh ponies for show with her and Geordie taking home many a red ribbon. After Geordie’s passing in 1998, Violet remained on the farm, enjoying her garden, reading, and caring for her beloved cats.

 Violet faced health issues and in 2020 she moved into the Centennial Apartments. She adjusted well, appreciating the company and the care, continuing to record all phone calls and visits. Violet especially appreciated to loving and generous care that Shirley Armstrong and Linda Crooks provided.

Violet was predeceased by Geordie Weisbrot, her birth mother Margaret Roper and grandparents Clarence and Viola Campbell.  She is survived by family in Nova Scotia: Linda and Fred Sangster, Margie and Phillip Mac Donald, Bobby and Nancy Roper, Jimmy and Joni Roper, Dorothy and Pat Doyle, Diane and Dave Bowen.

Violet will be missed by the Weisbrot family, neighbours Harold and Rebekah Friesen and close friends Cornie and Hilda Fehr.


Services

Viewing Prior to the Service
Saturday
November 26, 2022

1:00 PM
Gladstone United Church

Funeral Service
Saturday
November 26, 2022

2:00 PM
Gladstone United Church

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