HORII, VioletPosted: February 29th, 2016
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Violet Fusae Horii at St. Michael’s Health Centre on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at the age of 97 years. She was the beloved wife of the late Tom Asazo Horii. She leaves to mourn her children: Betty (Eichi) Tanaka, Gene (Hilda) Horii, Terry Horii (Linda Sackman); grandchildren: Darcee Richardson (Josh Lysak), Kelly (Jeanne) Tanaka, Michelle Horii (Dennis Reimer), Naomi (Ryan) Dueck, Renee Horii (Justin Brien), Jeff (Candie) Horii, and Kennedy Trcka; great grandchildren: Anthony and Kristen Richardson, Kaiden and Dylan Tanaka, Sam, Ben, Matt, and Luke Reimer, Nick and Claire Dueck, Braxton Horii and Taiyo Brien. She was predeceased by her husband Tom, daughter Suzan, parents Emi and Inosuke Matsune, sisters Dolly Hikita, Mary Nishii, and brother Yasu Higi. Violet was born December 5, 1918 in Ganges, BC. At a young age, she went back to Japan with her parents and received her education and returned to Vancouver at the age of 13. Her parents moved to Haney, BC where they had a fruit farm. She would ride her bicycle to work at the Haney Box Factory. She met and married Tom in April 1942 in Vancouver, and was evacuated to Alberta in May of the same year, where she raised four children. Violet loved to bake and was famous for her butter tarts and delicious oatmeal cookies. She loved to garden, loved flowers and her pet dogs. Her kindness, grace and appreciation for others will always be remembered by those who knew her. Friends may meet with the family from 7:00 to 8:00 pm at CHRISTENSEN SALMON GENERATIONS FUNERAL HOME, 703-13 St. N, Lethbridge on Monday, February 29, 2016. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 am at the BUDDHIST TEMPLE OF SOUTHERN ALBERTA, 470-40 St. S, Lethbridge on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 with Rev. Y. Izumi officiating. Interment to follow in the Mountain View Cemetery, Lethbridge.