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VIOLET MARIE WOOD (CHRISTOFFERSEN)
Born: Jan 02, 1934
Date of Passing: Oct 29, 2022Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
VIOLET MARIE WOOD
January 2, 1934 - October 29, 2022
In her 89th year, Vi Wood passed away peacefully at Lion's Personal Care Home in Winnipeg, MB.
She leaves behind her six children, Betty (Ken) Stoupe, Kent, John, Janet (Claude) East, Leone (Marc) Jackson and Hilton (Val) Wood. Her legacy includes 15 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. She affectionately and proudly referred to this large family as "The Wood Pile". Vi is also survived by her siblings, Vivian (Walter) Boyko, Peter Christoffersen and Brenda Beasley.
Born in Swan River, MB and raised on the farm in Pretty Valley, MB, she married George in 1952 and following their wedding, moved to Snow Lake, MB, her home for 67 years. Mom's life can be broadly defined in three phases: child rearing six young children, business owner and manager of the Friendly Giant Drive-In /Northwood Restaurant in Snow Lake, and Snowbird who spent 20 years in Suni Sands in Yuma, AZ. During their time together, she and Dad had the privilege of travelling to many far-off locations including Tasmania/Australia, Germany, Scotland, and England as well as trips across Canada and the United States. She was an avid curler, golfer, puzzle maker, Crypto quote decoder, and loved to garden and read.
Following Dad's passing in 2015, Mom eventually sold the family home, and moved into an apartment where she enjoyed the close company of friends and neighbours. In May 2021, she made the difficult decision to leave her beloved Snow Lake and move to an assisted living complex in Winnipeg. Due to rapidly declining health, she made a final move to Lion's Personal Care home in August of this year.
The family is grateful for the long and rich life that Mom had, the many friends she acquired along her path and the care she received in her final days. She was well loved and will be missed by many.
A private Celebration of Life will be held on the morning of November 26, 2022.
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 05, 2022
Condolences & Memories (2 entries)
Condolences to the family…I remember going to Snow Lake to curl in a bonspiel many years ago. So much fun was had staying at the Wood household…it was a non stop weekend. Vi had a twinkle in her eye and a heartily greeting for.all. May she Rest In Peace as she is joined with George now❤️To❤️ - Posted by: Jane Bell (Friend of family) on: Nov 26, 2022
I was saddened to se the notification of Vi's passing. We were friends for many years. We shared many a memory of our time together in Snow Lake. May she rest in peace, together with George. Hugs to her family. - Posted by: Heather Fisher Roblin MB (Long time friend) on: Nov 05, 2022
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