Jerrett Funeral Homes - Scarborough Chapel

660 Kennedy Road, Toronto, ON


Viola Muriel Hrivnak

1 June , 192411 May , 2019

Viola Muriel Hrivnak (née Archdekin) born June 1, 1924, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 11, 2019. She was predeceased by her husband Lou, brothers Elmore, Jim, Fennell, Ab, and her sister Evelyn. She is survived by her brother Leo and sisters Marlene and Charlene; her three children Leo (Colleen), Tom (Leanna), and Susan (Bela); grandchildren, Jason, Tamara (James), Geoff, Eric (Ashley), Kristi, Andrew, Sarah, William, Rebecca, Hannah (Ben) and Mark, as well as her great grandchildren, Ellie, Aubrey, Tessa, and Casper. Viola lived a very full life. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister. Her hobbies included gardening, reading, caring for her beautiful plants and enjoying all the birds that visited her feeders daily. She also enjoyed a full social calendar, with many great times spent with family and friends. Her passion was her faith and reading the Bible. She attended Bendale Bible Chapel as regularly as her health would allow in later years, and hosted a weekly prayer group and Bible study at her home. She was a very caring and thoughtful person, who was always concerned for the welfare of others. Viola was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. We ask God’s blessing to guide her to her new home in heaven. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 from 6pm – 8pm at JERRETT FUNERAL HOME (660 Kennedy Rd. Scarborough) and on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 2pm – 4pm & 6pm – 8pm at JERRETT FUNERAL HOME. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 12 pm at BENDALE BIBLE CHAPEL (330 Bellamy Rd. N. Scarborough). A private interment will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Park at a later date. In memory of Viola, donations may be made to Samaritan’s Purse in lieu of flowers, or a favourite charity. Online condolences may be made at www.jerrettfuneralhome.com


  • Visitation Wednesday, 22 May , 2019
  • Visitation Friday, 24 May , 2019
  • Visitation Friday, 24 May , 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, 25 May , 2019


Viola Muriel Hrivnak

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Ingrid Bratkiw

24 May 2019

Dear Leo, Tom, Susan and families..
We are deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved mom and send you our sincere condolences.
Vi was a lovely person, kind, generous and a truly classy lady.
We have so many memories spending time with your parents socializing and partying when we
were neighbours at Blue Mountain.
Our deepest sympathy to you all,
Ingrid, Greg and Michelle

Ken and Linda Archdekin

24 May 2019

Sending our condolences to Leo, Tom, and Susan and families. Aunt Vi was such a caring and supportive person. We will miss her smile and wonderful family stories.

Brenda Paul

20 May 2019

Tom, so sorry to hear of your mom‘s passing. Happy that she lead such a full and long life. Your mom was always gracious and welcoming to us teens and young adults, whether at your home or up at the ski chalet in Collingwood. Thinking of you and yours, Brenda Paul ( Parker).

Angela and Geof Gray

16 May 2019

Auntie Vi was a beautiful, gentle, special woman with a heart of gold. I will miss her quiet words of wisdom, beautiful prayers that went straight to the Masters ears, graciousness, and easy smile. She was a blessing in all of our lives!
Love to all,
Angie and Geof Gray

Joe Duque

16 May 2019

Leo, and Family, I am so sorry to hear of your moms passing, thinking of you during this difficult time.

Joe Duque

Oto Melter

15 May 2019

Dear family Hrivnak,
Our deepest condolences to you upon the passing of Violka.
We will forever miss Violka as a kind, glorious person who fulfilled all the criteria for smart and loving human being. Even if physically gentle she was head of Hrivnak family so powerful as icebreaker always led her family but also friends forward.

Thank You Violka for everything!!!
Slovak families Melter and Hritz

Judy Archdekin-Smith

15 May 2019

Always a beautiful, gracious, and lovely lady. Auntie Vi was a treasure to all who knew her. She gave loving support and guidance during very difficult times for me. I’ve never forgotten, and thank her still. Much love and gentle journey, Auntie Vi.

Edith Corbridge

12 May 2019

Condolences to the family from my heart. I enjoyed our multiple telephone calls to keep informed of all her activities. She was a special cousin who had grace and beauty inside and outside. Rest In Peace Viola!