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Cruikshank’s Halifax Funeral Home

2666 Windsor Street, Halifax, NS

OBITUARY

Vi Cornelius

April 18, 1934November 15, 2019
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Violetta Cornelius, aged 85 on November 15th, 2019 at Parkstone Enhanced Care Facility in Halifax. Born in Halifax, she lived in Mushaboom until her late teens.

Violetta was predeceased by her parents, Earl and Jessie Boutilier, loving husband Ronald, son Stephen, sisters, Joan (Stan), Jessie (Alec) and brothers, Robert and Guy, and brother-in-law, Roy Mullins. She is survived by sisters, Alice (Andy), Linda (Duncan), brother, Douglas (Linda), sister-in-laws, Jane and Beverly, her son, Ronald (Judy) and daughter, Heather (Steve), daughter-in-law Tina, five grand daughters, Katie, Carrie, Emily, Allison, Megan and great-grandson, Jack and numerous nieces and nephews. They were all her pride and joy.

Mom was a special kind of person. The eldest of five girls and three boys, she helped her Dad raise all of her siblings after their mother died in child birth when she was eighteen years old. She gave selflessly to her family, never asking for anything in return and never speaking a harsh word to or about anyone. Her strength and determination lasted her whole life right to the very end. Despite many hardships, she led by example, teaching all her family the value of hard work, honesty and integrity. We would like to thank the staff at Parkstone for all the support, care and love they showed our mother to the end. We will always be grateful.

Visitation will be held at Cruikshank’s Funeral Home 2666 Windsor St. Wednesday November 20th 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Service will be held Thursday November 21st at St. Margarets of Scotland, 3751 Robie Street at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • Visitation Wednesday, November 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, November 21, 2019
  • Committal Thursday, November 21, 2019

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Chiles Smith

November 21, 2019

Sending my heartfelt condolences to the Cornelius family. I have known Vi for many years and she has always been a kind and beautiful woman. She will be missed. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Chiles Smith

Emmi and Martin Champion

November 20, 2019

Thinking of you all and sending hugs. Emmi and Martin Champion

Beverly Comeau (Dugas)

November 19, 2019

Heather, Ronnie and family so very sorry on the precious loss of your beautiful mother. Like my sister Marilyn I am so grateful for the memories we had at our cousin Frankie's. I have a very fond memory which was about 62 years ago, I was in the car with aunt Vi and uncle Ronnie and I could not keep my eyes off your mothers beautiful shiny pink purse, I talked and talked about her purse and I remember her looking back at me with the biggest grin. I'll never forget that day. Love your cousin Bev from Bathurst.

Marilyn McKay (Dugas)

November 19, 2019

Ronnie and Heather, my deepest condolences.
I am so glad that I had the opportunity to spend time with your mon just a few years ago at one of Frankie's family gatherings. She was a lovely lady and gentle sole. Will always remember your family visit to Bathurst back in the 60's.

Terri Boutilier

November 19, 2019

I remember Aunt Vi telling me stories every summer about how she helped raise my dad her brother and how she told him to join the army and so he did... she was a great person I will miss seeing her and listening to her stories.

Rest easy aunt Vi
Until we meet again
Love you

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