October 17, 1924 - June 15, 2017
Violet was born in Burstall, SK and grew up in Medicine Hat, AB, where she met her first husband, Fergus Rowland at an RCAF Training Centre dance. They were married in 1942 and after the war, moved to Vancouver where Violet enjoyed working in retail fashions and modelling. In 1957, they moved to Coquitlam and raised two children. Violet was an accomplished painter, knitter, designer, seamstress and gardener, and worked part-time at Woodwards.
Violet was widowed in 1979 when Fergus died. She continued working and was a member of the I.O.O.F. Beulah Rebekah Lodge #5 for many years. Needing an escort for one of their occasions, she invited recently widowed family friend Frederick Maycock, who became her second husband in 1987. They enjoyed worldwide travel and cruises until Fred died in 1995, after which Violet continued travels to France, China, Bolivia, Peru and Equador. At home in Vancouver she was an avid golfer, lawn bowler, bridge player and watercolour painter. Violet loved music and was gifted with a beautiful voice. She was an active volunteer for Vancouver Opera Guild for several years.
Violet will be missed by daughter Colleen Andrew (Douglas), son J. Michael Rowland (Michele Wilson), grandson Zachary Andrew (Kaysha Milligan), great-granddaughters Vanessa and Ella, cousins in Alberta and friends. She was predeceased by brothers Alvin Schulz (1987) and Edgar Schulz (1988). She died peacefully with them in mind and family by her side. We will miss her zest for life and fun.
Special thanks to Verline and Christenson Village for their care, compassion, friendships and love over the years.
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