Violet passed gracefully into the arms of her saviour, Sept. 28, 2018 at 90 years of age. Mom was residing at her home in Riverbend Senior Community and recently at Overlander Extended Care Hospital.
Mom is survived and will be missed by her loving family, son Darwin (Sheila) Precoor and daughter Tamera (Ray) Morrison. Grandchildren Alexa, Andrea and Andrew (Taylor). Step-children, Doug, Warren, Ron and Peter Brown and families. Step-grandchildren, Johnathan, Michael (Deb), Amanda and step-great-grandsons, Daryl and Riley. Also, her surviving siblings, Irene, Bill, Allan, Austen, Aileen, Ila, Harold, Shirley and Alma.
Predeceased by first husband, Arnold Eugene Precoor in 1979 and her second husband, George Donald Brown, in 2011. Also, her parents, Mary (1992) and Joseph (1984) Megyesi, her dearest sisters, Lillian, Helen and Mary, and four brothers, James, Lloyd, Vandale and recently this year, her eldest dear brother, Joe.
Mom was born in Bruno, Sask. May 13, 1928, and came into the world as the fourth eldest of 17 children all delivered by their father in Bruno. Her father immigrated from Hungary and her Mom’s family originally came from Hungary, as well. Vi lived in Saskatchewan, St. Louis, and then in MacDowall until she was 18.
In the fall of 1946, Mom went with her sister, Lil, to work at the tuberculosis sanitorium in Prince Albert as practical nurses. The spring of 1947 they transferred to London, Ont. where they worked at the sanitorium at Byron, Ont. In the fall of 1948, they attended four years at the London Bible Institute (L.B.I.) and graduated in April 1952 with a B.C.E. and music, continuing work at the sanitorium to support themselves. They also worked for bible clubs and taught Sunday School in many of the churches in London.
During Mom’s third year at L.B.I., she met the love of her life, our father, Arnold Precoor. After grad, they were married in Abbotsford. Dad rejoined the RCAF and they spent the next many years posted to multiple air bases: Hamilton, North Bay, Goose Bay, Toronto (Downsview), Zwiebruken (Germany), Calgary, Comox, Kamloops and Moose Jaw. In 1973, Mom and Dad, retired back to Kamloops. With all this travel, Mom worked when she could. Eventually retiring in 1988 after many years with the Royal Bank of Canada.
Mom was widowed in 1979 and remarried to another amazing man, George Brown, in 1988. All Mom’s life, she was known for her love of fashion (pink being her favourite colour) and her vivacious approach to life. She was fun loving and enjoyed her family, home, travel, flowers and gardening, always with a strong Christian faith and active church life (Christ Community Church). In later years, her zest for living was amplified with the births of her three grandchildren whom soon became her main focus and joy. The children were privileged to be extremely close to their grandmother and will treasure their many fond memories of her.
The family would like to extend special thanks to Eileen Ambler, close family friend. Mom loved her and so appreciated her visits and support. Also, thanks to the staff at Overlander Extended Care Hospital, who managed her care with kindness, tenderness and compassion since her admission in April. Mom had settled in nicely and loved her caregivers.
Funeral service at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Christ Community Church, 1132 8th Street, Pastor Mike DeJong presiding. Family is invited to graveside interment at Hillside Cemetery. Mom will be laid to rest at 2 p.m.
Should family and friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to Overlander Extended Care Hospital.