OBITUARY

Vivian Jutta Cushing

3 September, 195322 February, 2021

Vivian Jutta Cushing was born on September 3, 1953 and passed away on February 22, 2021 and is under the care of Hainstock's Funeral Home & Crematorium.

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Anita Noel

27 February 2021

Vivian (really was a blonde!)
and Adrian ( aged two)

Anita Noel

27 February 2021

Vivian (the attractive blonde)
and Anita (with the dimples)

Anita Noel

27 February 2021

Vivian became a single mom when Adrian was two, and she moved back from BC to live in a house Mom and Dad got her across the street. She kept a large garden of her own, and made the best pickled beans I have ever tasted. She worked full time in office management, something she had done since she'd studied to be a comptroller back in the day. She was thrifty, and when our mother passed, she moved back into the house my father built, and they stayed there together for a good many years before that fateful day when my dad fell off a ladder changing a lightbulb. Viv had mobility issues herself by then, but she never lost her wit and love of the new and interesting. And yes, she kept her marbles to the end!

Anita Noel

27 February 2021

Viv's knowledge of pop and rock music seemed infinite, and when I became a music teacher, I often asked her advice on who was the latest Who to listen to. She'd been excellent at school, learned to play the piano, and adored SINGING OUT LOUD with her earphones on. She loved books and wordplay so much, we all thought she might become a writer. She wasn't toooooo bad about lending me bits and pieces from her wardrobe, either,, and boy was she a crafter! She had fancy sewing machines and could crochet up a storm. Later, jewellery making was her passion, and she collected really beautiful beads and stones from all over the world.

Anita Noel

27 February 2021

My sister Vivian had a warm openness and wit to her that just made you laugh. She was four and a half years older than me. She taught me to play marbles, and how to make massive constructions of blankets and quilts in our living room, or outside, using the trees, fences, and Dad's homemade garden furniture. In winter we'd make snow bricks for our large forts and igloos. She LOVED dancing! In fact, she was so athletic, she was on the volleyball and track teams in high school, and even won second place in the Provincials for discus throwing, of all things! She got all her medals in her skating classes -bronze, silver and gold - and I remember being terribly impressed when she did her jumps in the ice shows up at the arena.

Suzy Peppler

25 February 2021

My deepest sympathy to the family. Viv had contacted me in Waterloo over the past few years and we had many phone visits. Viv had sent me several pieces of jewelry she had made which I will forever treasure.