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Vivian Perrier

December 4, 1930 - January 12, 2015


December 4, 1930 – January 12, 2015


It is with great sadness that the family announces Vivian passed away peacefully at Jubilee Manor.


Vivian was born in Innisvail Alberta and moved to Nelson at age 16, where she meet Joseph Perrier and they married on June 23rd 1953. After 61 years of a loving marriage, Joe mourns the loss of his dear wife.  Vivian is also survived by her 5 children, 8 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Bryan (Gloria), Chris (Amanda) & Justin; Dianne, Peter (Sue) Mikaela & Kona, Braden (Laura) Kai & Teo; Carol (Rob) Samantha & Matthew; Brad (Dee) and Ken (Andrea) Connor & Will. She was predeceased by three brothers, Gordon, John and Clifford MacGillivray. Vivian is also survived by two sister-in-laws, Cecilia MacGillivray of Surrey BC and Lil MacGillivray of Prince George BC as well as many nieces and nephews.


Vivian was a great skater, she meet Joe on the rink during a touch tag ball game, where they skated together 5 times. Joe was hooked. He didn’t see her again for 3 years due to work commitments. When he returned to Nelson Vivian was the first person he saw on the street. They married the following June.


Vivian was an ardent square dancer with the Nelson club for 32 years and was always travelling to jamborees throughout BC, Alberta and the northern United Stated. She was a kind and gentle soul with a lovely smile who loved to spend time with her children and especially her grandchildren. Vivian loved people; was lively, gracious and always fun to be around.


The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Jubilee Manor for the kind and compassionate care they provided to Vivian during the 5 years she resided there.


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Kimberly (Palmer) Yee
Relation: She was my great aunt

Uncle Joe and all of cousins, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of my (great) auntie Vivian. I have great memories of visits with you all in the Hoover? House. She gave the best hugs and had this huge bowl of belly laugh. Uncle Joe, my heart breaks for you as you try to find your new way. Blessings to you all.

From: M Joey Gatchell
Relation: Friend (MOH)

Joe, I am so sorry to hear of Vivian’s passing. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers!
Joey Gatchell

From: Merla Ridge
Relation: Friend

Joe, please accept my condolences on your loss of Viv, she was a good high school friend, we had lots of fun together, she remembered me every now and then which was wonderful. You will miss her terribly.
Merla Ridge

From: Lawrence Kosiancic
Relation: Freind

Joe Violet and I are very sorry to hear of Vivian’s passing she was a special friend of Violets and was a member of the neighbor hood woman’s birthday club for many years.
We would like to send our condolences to the Perrier Family

From: Donna McGhie-Richmond
Relation: Neighbour

Sorry for your loss, Joe and family and it is indeed a loss. We were longtime neighbours in the early days on Cherry Street, so remember Vivien well. Take care, Donna

From: Greg Corbett
Relation: Neighbour

Joe & family, sorry for your loss of Vivian. Joe, I was glad to have touched base with you on one of my last trips to Nelson.

From: Evelyn Cartlidge
Relation: friend

always remember her beautiful smile. she loved to Sq. dance.

From: Karen Ringrose
Relation: Friend

So sorry to read about Vivian’s passing. One of the joys of being an Avon Lady, was the opportunity to visit with gals like Vivian. God give you peace at this sad time. Karen Ringrose

From: Margaret Vital
Relation: Neghbor for many years

My sympathy to all of you at this time. I have many happy memories of Vivian from being such a nice friend and caring neighbor.

Margaret Vital

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Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 18, 2015
Beginning at 11:00am

Nelson United Church
602 Silica Street
Nelson , BC Canada

602 Silica Street
Nelson , BC Canada

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