Adair, Violet Gertrude

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Violet Adair

Violet Gertrude Adair was born March 30, 1932 in Donalda, Alta. to parents George and Georgia Anderson who farmed in the coulee east of Donalda. She was the youngest sibling of four brothers and one sister.

Violet boarded in Donalda for all her school years completing Grade 12.

She met and fell in love with Donald Adair and they were married in the Sharon Lutheran Church in Donalda. To this union three children were born, Gloria (Wayne) Bahler, Bruce (Jean) Adair and Glen (Kathy) Adair.

Their early years of marriage found them moving to various places, working on farms until settling on their own farm in the Brownfield district. It was here that Violet spent her life raising her family.

Violet enjoyed a huge garden and was often seen helping Don and milking the cows. After the children were raised, she was the post mistress in Brownfield for many years.

Don and Violet were members of the Brownfield Baptist Church and enjoyed hosting and teaching Bible studies with many of their neighbours. She enjoyed quilting for the Mustard Seed and local needs with the Brownfield Ladies and knitting hundreds of Izzy Comfort dolls to send overseas.

New Dawn was a senior gathering spot in Brownfield where Violet and Don spent many hours enjoying fellowship and games with friends.

Violet had a passion for writing stories and poems and recorded many of them for us to enjoy. In her later years she took up painting.

In 2005 they decided to retire from active farming and bought a house in Castor for their retirement.

Once again, they found neighbours to share their love of the Lord in Bible studies and neighbours to help and play cards with. Together they built hundreds of ugly quilts and blankets for Mustard Seed.

Their basement always had a quilt on the frame to work on. Violet continued to knit comfort dolls.

In 2017 they chose to move to the Paintearth Lodge where she resided until her passing. The family was blessed to be able to celebrate her 90th birthday supper together with her and enjoy her favourite angel food birthday cake.

Violet had a great love for her family and grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by her three children, Gloria, Bruce and Glen and eight grand children Trina, Troy, Trisha, Ken, Tammy, Shiana, B, Brittany and her great grandchildren Austin, Kimberly, Whitney, Kyoshi, Kaylie, Alexis, Kaleb, Breanna, Annika, Heidi, Ella, Tegan and Aliza, all of whom she loved and cherished dearly, as well as a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

She was predeceased by her father, mother, all of her brothers and sister and her husband Don of 67 years.

A funeral service for the late Violet Adair was held on Sat. May 21, 2022 at the Castor Evangelical Missionary Church, Castor, Alta.

Violet was laid to rest in the Castor Cemetery beside her beloved husband.

In memory of Violet, donations are gratefully accepted to the Paintearth Lodge, P.O. Box 209, Castor, Alta. T0C 0X0, or The Mustard Seed Society, 11923-106 St. Edmonton, Alta. T5G 2R4.

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Parkview Funeral Chapels & Crematorium were entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. For further information please contact 403-882-3141 or 403-578-3777.

Card of Thanks
Violet’s Family wish to extend heartfelt thanks for the friendship and care of the Paintearth Lodge staff and residents. We will be forever grateful for Dr. David Hanton, nurses and ambulance staff in Castor for their special care that went above and beyond for our Mom. To Parkview Funeral Home, thank you for your personal care. A special thank you to all our friends and family for the calls, texts, food, visits and prayers. We appreciate all of you. Thank you.

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