Violet Strom

Violet Mary Strom (Bennell)

Sunday, December 10th, 1922 - Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021
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Violet passed away at 98 years, peacefully with her family at her side in the early morning on March 2, 2021.
She was born in Kingsford Township Emo to the late Margaret and William Bennell on December 10, 1922.
As a young girl she worked with her sisters in her father’s shingle mill bundling shingles. Later she worked in Dearlock for Audrey and Johnny Haney helping look after children and housekeeping.
She met our father Edward Strom while working in Dearlock. They were married in Fort Frances on September 17, 1943 in The United Church. They were only married three weeks when Dad was called into the army. Mom remained on the farm with granddad, John Haney and cared for him while Dad was in service.
They enjoyed life on the farm in Dearlock, ON. for many years. Family was always very important to Mom.
They moved to the farm on Highway 71 in 1970. Unfortunately Ed passed away on May 9, 1977 at the early age of 58 years. Violet remained in the country until 1992 when she moved to her home in Emo. She remained in her little home until she was 95. Violet enjoyed making meals for her family and coffee with her friends. She was known for her ability to make a meal in no time!
Each of her family members have a wonderful embroidered quilt made with her loving hands. She often knitted mitts for her children too.
Mom’s first love was her family, she loved chickens and gardening, especially her flowers and she really loved wood stove heat. Violet also found great comfort in her faith and the Bible.
Violet is survived by her family, one daughter Margaret and husband Milton Kreger, three sons Donnie & Sharon, Marvin & Anne and David & Lorna Strom. 11 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter born 2 weeks ago and sisters-in-law Florence Bennell, Eleanor Pikov, Iona (Ray) Fillion, Marie Strom Komaranski, and brother-in-law Leonard (Donna) Strom.
Violet is the last remaining member of her family. She was predeceased by her parents Margaret & William Bennell, husband Edward Strom, a little sister Bertha, her sisters Olive (Lawrence Corrigan), Hazel (Andrew Pollard) and Eva (Gordon McClain) and two brothers Alfred (Ton) Bennell, Clifford (Elaine) Bennell as well as her parents-in-law Irwin and Katie Strom, brothers-in-law Benny and Everett Strom, and sisters-in-law Margaret Adams, Mary Gouliquer, Alvina Zuke, Murla Pressy and Edith Sequin.

A graveside service in Emo Cemetery will be annouced in the spring.

Memorial donations in her memory may be made to the Long Term Care at Rainy River Hospital c/o Northridge Funeral Home Ltd. Box 89, Emo, ON P0W 1E0.

The family wishes to thank the Rainy River Hospital staff for the excellent care our mother received, especially during these difficult times.
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Graveside service will take place at a later date at the Emo Cemetery.


Donations are being accepted for: Rainy River Hospital Long Term Care.


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Susan Wadaga

Posted at 02:29pm
Aunt Vi was an amazing woman who will live forever in our memories. Some of my favorite memories are the family reunions we would have at the farm with all of our relatives. One of the more recent memories is how quickly she could throw together tea and biscuits or grate carrots quicker than a food processor! Cal and I still reminisce about watching her grate carrots!

Marlyce Huitikka

Posted at 09:24pm
So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. Such a kind, caring beautiful lady. Have such fond memories going way back to when we were just kids and your family being our neighbours. My heart is with all of you during this difficult time. Hugs to all.

Deanna Haney

Posted at 02:36pm
Marvin and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I will keep all of you in my prayers.

Debera Pressey Richards

Posted at 07:41pm
Auntie Violet and my favirite flower.SO many vacations I spent with you and Grandma Katie seems like yesterday. Your wonderful smile and hugs. All the the things you taught us kids. When I think of you its all love. with love till we see each other again Debera

Sandra Fillion

Posted at 09:29pm
Many a family visit spent with Auntie Vi and Uncle Edward at their farm in Dearlock. The memories continued to be made at their farm on Highway 71. A cheerful, warm smile along with “something” home baked greeted us when we visited. ❤️

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