JA Snow Funeral Home

339 Lacewood Drive, Halifax, NS


Violet Louise Thorne

23 October , 193117 May , 2019

It is with hearfelt sadness we announce the passing of Violet Louise Thorne (Phelan) on Friday May 17th at 925am. Vi passed away peacfully at the QE2 Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. She was predeceased by her husband Albert, parents John and Annie, and brothers Brian and Jack. She is survived by daughter Brenda (George) Leach; grandchildren Mark, Lisa and Tera; great grandchildren Brent, Brittany, Jarrett, Justin, Brady, Alyssa, Connor and Lucas; great great grandson Elijah. Daughter Delores (Gil) Malenfant; grandsons Eric and Joe; and 5 great grandchildren. Son Jim (Michelle); grand daughters Amy and Jennifer; great grandson Alexander. Also surviving are sisters Vivian Gates of Halifax and Anne (Lou) Bruckmosher of the USA and brother George (Barb) Phelan of New Minas; extended family Wilson and Darlene Sutton; many nieces and nephews; and special friends Cheryl Ann and Julie. Vi was a prominent business woman both in Halifax and Cape Breton; a lifetime member of the Canadian Legion and a devout Salvationist. Vi loved her Church and was always ready at the call to graciously volunteer both in the Church and community. Visition will be held on Tuesday May 21st from 4pm to 7pm at J.A Snow Funeral Home at 339 Lacewood Drive; with the funeral being held at 11am Wednesday, May 22nd at The Salvation Army Fairview Citadel, 50 Gesner Street Clayton Park. Officiating the service will be Majors Wilson and Darlene Sutton and Captains Elaine and Jamie Locke. In lieu of flowers, donations to The Salvation Army Fairview Citadel would be appreciated.


  • Visitation Tuesday, 21 May , 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, 22 May , 2019


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Patrick Phelan

20 May 2019

Vi, Viv, & Phyllis - Picking oranges from a tree in Florida. Simple, fun times. We used to laugh from sunup to sundown. Aunt Vi will be sadly missed.

Diane Thorne

20 May 2019

Sending love and encouragement to the family.
I have such wonderful; fun memories of my favourite sister in law; we had so many holidays and trips together; some were really an adventure that she and I always laughed about ; I will keep those forever. She loved her family so very much; I will be praying for all of you as you usher her home ; God Bless