Violet was born on January 27, 1931, to Carl & Clara Carlson. She grew up in Czar and was the youngest of four sisters. On March 26, 1948, she married Clarence Orville Larson and they lived on their farm south of Provost, until they moved to Provost in 1974.
Violet passed away peacefully at the ProvostHealthCenter at the age of 91.
Violet was a very strong woman. She was married at a young age but no matter what obstacles confronted her she always found a way to overcome. She was blessed to have many good friends and neighbors. Violet was very involved in Our Saviors Lutheran Church, and later at CentralLutheranChurch. Faith was a very important part of Violet’s life.
Violet will be forever missed and loved by her five children: Sherry, Diane (Rick) Kreiser, Glenn, Richard (Judy), Susan (Keith) McElhinney: her 12 grandchildren; Kerri (Randyl), Karlee (Jim), Glenna, Chad (Tammy), Sheldon (Kelly), Miranda, Mark, Janelle (Lyle), Nicole (Travis), Dalyce (Omar), Ryan (Denee) and Kyla. Her 19 great grandchildren; Galatea, Cohen, Leilani, Xavier, Braedon, Cameron, Devyn, Jaeden, Coral, Madisyn, Gavyn, Jacob, Jovi, Claire, Brooklynn, Gauge, Violet, Camila, and Ramiro; her sister in-laws Joyce and Jenny; and numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Violet was predeceased by her husband Clarence, grandson Chris; her three sisters, Vera (Harold) Greenough, Grace (Art) Bowick, Dorothy (Al) Norris. Bother in-laws; Lewis (Betty), Paul (Mary), Alvin (Jean), Norman, Henry; sister in law, Thelma (Art) Ries.
Violet and Clarence worked hard but always took time for themselves to enjoy their cabin at Capt Ayre Lake as well as enjoying many other holidays taking road trips and overseas vacations. Her favorite trip was travelling to BC to visit her sisters. In their later years, they spent their winters as “snowbirds” where they met and made many good friends.
Violet was a fabulous artist, piano player, and homemaker. She loved her vegetable and flower garden. There was always fresh baking and coffee ready for anyone who stopped by. She also loved hosting many family get togethers full of laughter and great memories.
Violet was known for her great compassion, understanding, hope, but most of all her unconditional love for her family. A mother like ours is more than a memory, she will always be a living presence, even now that our Lord has taken her.
A funeral for Violet will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. at Central Lutheran Church in Provost, Alberta with Pastor Paul McCormick officiating. A private family interment will take place at Our Saviour’s Cemetery.
For those unable to attend in person, a live stream of Violet’s funeral will be available through the Gregory’s Funeral Home Inc. website.