1916 ~ BUNKOSKY ~ 2013

Posted: October 28th, 2013

Violet Bunkosky of Bow Island, beloved wife of the late Edward Bunkosky, passed away on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013 at the age of 97 years. Violet leaves to cherish her memory her children, Marvin (Liz) Collinge, Tom (Wilma) Collinge, Alfred (Elle) Collinge, Brian (Bridgette) Collinge, Barry Collinge, and Sharon (Perry) Reich; twenty grandchildren; twenty-five great- grandchildren; one great-great- grandchild; and two step-sons, Robin (Pat) Bunkosky and Ronnie Bunkosky. Violet was predeceased by her first husband, Kelly Collinge in December 1964; her second husband, Edward Bunkosky in December 1993; her parents, Delbert and Adeline Moore; two granddaughters, Teresa and Debra; five brothers; three sisters; two half-brothers; and son-in-law, David Middleton. Violet was born on January 27th, 1916 in Maple Creek and attended Kinkorth School in the country. She married Kelly Collinge on October 3rd, 1936 in Maple Creek and raised their family on the farm until Kelly passed away. Violet then moved to Maple Creek where she remarried in 1968 to Edward Bunkosky. In 1969 Violet and Edward moved to Redcliff where Violet was a Lifetime Member of the Redcliff Angler’s Club, a 43-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch #6, and a 25+ year member of the Moose Lodge. She enjoyed her yard and fishing at Golden Sheaf Park, her home away from home. Violet loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchild and will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by them all. The Funeral Service will be held in SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. with Reverend Blaine Schaufele officiating. Interment will follow at Redcliff Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts in Violet’s memory may be made to Long Term Care, Bow Island Health Centre, 938 Centre Street, Bow Island, Alberta, T0K 0G0, or to the Pleasant View Lodge, 1039 – 1st Street East, Bow Island, Alberta, T0K 0G0. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to condolences@saamis.com subject heading Violet Bunkosky. Radio funeral announcement can be heard on Monday around 12:35 p.m. on 93.7 Praise FM. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL AND CREMATORIUM, “The Chapel in the Park”, locally owned and directed. Should you wish any additional information, please telephone (403)528-2599

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  1. jeanette kohls says:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother Sharon I remember her fondly our sympathy to the entire family

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