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Violet Wocknitz

January 1, 1900 - May 13, 2013


Violet was born in Michel, B.C., growing up on the family farm near Alice Siding along with three brothers and seven sisters. She started working at an early age and one of her first jobs was a housekeeper for the Spiers family.

After marrying William (Bill) Wocknitz and living in various communities in B.C., they returned to Creston upon Bill’s retirement as a business representative with the Operating Engineers. Violet was preceded in death by her husband Bill, her parents John and Margaret Parkin (Creston Pioneers), as well as all her brothers and sisters.

She leaves to grieve her passing one son Ken (Patsy) Wocknitz of Fraser Lake B.C. as well as three beloved grandchildren, Catie, Steven and Jordan. Numerous nieces, grand nieces, and great grand nieces and nephews, grand nephews and great grand nephews and their families on both the Wocknitz and Parkin sides will also miss her.

Violet was a dedicated caregiver and homemaker. She looked after her sibling’s children as three sisters were confined to a sanatorium at various times. Her niece Martha and husband Bill Marken were close friends as well as Robert and Verna (Bill’s sister) Fleck (all deceased) and their families. She had many friends in and around Creston; two of her dearest friends were Vona Anderson and Eileen Jesson.

Auntie Violet had a subtle but wicked sense of humor and she kept us light and taught us not to take ourselves too seriously. We will remember the joy and laughter she brought to our lives. She died as she lived, quietly and peacefully, at North Okanagan Hospice House in Vernon surrounded by loving family with the tender care of hospice personnel.


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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
May 13, 2013
Beginning at 12:00pm

Royal Canadian Legion
137 11th Ave North
Creston, BC Canada

137 11th Ave North
Creston, BC Canada

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:


A donation in Violet’s name may be made to the North Okanagan


Hospice Society 3506-27t h Ave. Vernon B.C. V1T 1S4 or a charity of

your choice.

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