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Viola VanDijk

16 Feb 2020
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Tue 18 Feb 2020
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Viola VanDijk, better Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesknown Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesto Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfriends as Vi, Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswas released to the Creator’s Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesembrace on Sunday, February 16, 2020.Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesShe passed peacefully at the Saint John Regional Hospital at the age Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesof Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services73 Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesafter Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesa long battle with heart disease.
Viola is survived by her beloved husband Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesof Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services53 Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesyears Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand forever Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesValentine, Tony; her Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceschildren: Angela Hynes (Allan) of St.John’s, Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesNL, Marty (Jackie) of Woodstock, Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesNB Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand Amy Maloney (David) Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesof Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesBarnaby, Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesNB; her 9 grandchildren: Dakota, Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesGabriel, Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesJoshua, Cameron, Jainen, Merridy, Brenna, Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesCole and Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesElsie; and one Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesgreat-grandson, Kayden, Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswhom she Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesunfortunately never got Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesto Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesmeet; Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesher sister Jackie Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesWilson (Montreal), and brothers, Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesDale and Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesArthur (Woodstock); and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesmany nieces Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand nephews. She Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswill be greeted in the heavenly kingdom by many Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswho have Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesgone before Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesher, namely Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesher parents Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesMargaret Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand Martin Sappier, brothers Albert Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand Jimmy, sister Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesWanetta, Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand grandson Faron.
Viola answered the Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicescalling for Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshigher education later in life when Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesshe received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesWork in 1996 and afterwards headed an ASETS program under the NBAPC umbrella to help Aboriginal Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesPeople who live off-reserve prepare Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfor and find high-demand jobs Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand ensure financial Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicessupport for Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshigher education. Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services Viola was a champion for women’s rights, Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesparticularly Native women’s rights. Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services In the 1980’s, she was Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesan Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesactive leader in amending the Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesIndian Act to ensure Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesequal Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesstatus rights for Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesAboriginal Women in Canada. Her involvement with provincial Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesorganizations such as NBAPC, Skigin Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesElnoog, and Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesNative Women of New Brunswick Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicestook her Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesacross many Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesparts Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesof Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesCanada.Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesFor her efforts and years of dedication to preserving Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthe rights of Aboriginal Peoples Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesliving off-reserve she was Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshonored by the Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesCongress Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesof Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesAboriginal People Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswith the Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesQueen Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesElizabeth Diamond Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesJubilee Medal in 2012.
Viola will be remembered Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfor her feisty Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesspirit and sense of humour Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswhich Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesremained Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesa part of her earthly being even Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesin Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesher final days. She Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswas a Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesbeloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesloved Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicestradition and treasured Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesmoments spent with family. Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services Her grandchildren were Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesher pride and joy Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand her eyes would brighten when Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesshe would see them, hear them, or listen to a story about them. Future celebrations Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswill have a Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesvoid without her being a part Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesof Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthem. Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services She enjoyed playing Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesboard Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesgames Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand cards with Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesher family and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfriends. Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services In recent years she Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand Tony Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesenjoyed trips to Casino Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesNB Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesin Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesMoncton as these were little getaways without having to stray too Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfar from Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceshome. Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services She will be sadly missed, Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesbut happily Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesremembered by all Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswho knew Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesher.Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesShe will Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesnow live Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesin Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthe hearts and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesmemories Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesof Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthose Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesshe leaves behind.
At Viola’s Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesrequest there will be no arrangements at this time. Her Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswishes instead Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceswere to have a Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicescelebration Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesof Posted on Davidson's Funeral Serviceslife at a later time Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesthat was Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesconvenient for Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesfamily and friends to gather and Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesremember Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesher life Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesand enjoy time Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicestogether Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesin Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesher memory. Posted on Davidson's Funeral Services Messages of condolence Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesmay be sent Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesto Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesDavidson’s Funeral Home. Donations Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesmay be made Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesto Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesMiramichi SPCA, Heart and Stroke Posted on Davidson's Funeral ServicesFoundation, Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesor Posted on Davidson's Funeral Servicesa charity of the donor’s choice.
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