Violet Neuert

January 2, 2019

Neuert, Violet Lilian Margaret

It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of Mrs. Violet Neuert on the morning of January 2, 2019 at the age of 91 years. She was predeceased by her husband George Kenneth and her sons David Neuert and Ken Neuert.  Born in Swansea, South Wales on July 11, 1927. This was one of the seaports that was targeted by the Luftwaffe during WWII. Her sister Florence was instrumental in finding a safe place for Violet to live out the rest of the war. She met a young Canadian soldier and in 1945 were married. 1946 brought her to Southampton where she and her infant daughter would board a ship for the long voyage to Canada to join her husband.

Settling in Saskatoon in 1947 was hard at first but with determination Vi was able to teach herself French, Typing and gain her GED to help enable her to get a position with the federal government. A position that was mutually beneficial for many years to come.

She enjoyed her family and later took to crocheting, knitting, bingo bowling, golf and a variety of other pastimes. Violet was a longstanding member of the War Brides Ass’n, Legion,  Army, Navy & Air Force Ass’n, Chiefs & Po’s Mess at the HMCS Unicorn where she made many long lasting friendships.  She was a published author of stories relating to her and other war brides experiences in Canada.  A lover of theatre where she would immerse herself in acting and directing skits to entertain.  She is survived by her daughters, Marion Bear (Ron), Ann Findlay and son Michael Neuert (Bonnie). As well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren and relatives in Wales that she kept a very close relationship with.  She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.  

As per Violet’s wishes there will not be a funeral. A memorial for family and close friends will be held in future.

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