Needham Funeral Service

520 Dundas Street, London, ON


Violet Bernice Fletcher

August 28, 1936August 14, 2020

Passed away peacefully at home on August 14, 2020 in her 84th year. She was predeceased by her parents, Herbert and Doris. Violet will be truly missed by her housemates and the many people who supported her and loved her through Community Living London. Violet was one of the original small group who attended the first school program created in London in 1952 for children with developmental disabilities.; the first step in the creation of what is now Community Living London.

Violet lived life her way. She loved to look beautiful – manicured nails, pretty clothes and lots and lots of jewelry were true pleasures. Violet would love bus tours and travel to local tourist places. Her favourite place to visit was the butterfly conservatory in Niagara Falls. The feeling of a butterfly silently landing on her arm brought her joy.

Flowers and condolences can be sent to Violet's loved ones, housemates, or caring support staff. Memorial donations in Violet's honour may be made to Community Living London.

A graveside service will take place on Thursday August 20th, 2020 at Mount Pleasant Cemetery beginning at 2pm.


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, August 20, 2020


Violet Bernice Fletcher

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Lana McVeigh

August 21, 2020

When I first began working for Community Living London, I worked at the home with Violet. Back then, the agency was known as the London and District Association for the Mentally Retarded. At the time, I supported Violet along with her 7 housemates. (My how times have changed for the better!)
On many occasions and holidays I would take Violet and her friend Betty home to enjoy a big meal with my family, as they didn't have any living relatives. We always made sure they had a little gift to open as well.
She definitely was a strong lady in her petite little body. She endured and overcame many obstacles in her life. Rest in Peace Violet.

Kim Luce

August 19, 2020

Violet was a strong woman with spirt who knew what she wanted. I spent many days with Violet shopping for her pleasures jewellery, watches, and head bands. I would sit with Violet and paint her nails and this is when she would chat with me the most. I sat at her bed side and painted her nails, she was a classy lady right to the very end. Violet be greatly missed.

Shirley Shore

August 19, 2020

Violet was a sweet lady... She came to our house on occasion with her support worker who happens to be my daughter...
Her last time was at Christmas a few years ago.
She loved her sparkles and bangles and loved looking at pretty things
Thank you Violet for being you.
May you rest in peace with your loving God..

Abbey Atstriku Brakoh

August 18, 2020

I had the pleasure of working with Violet at her home during the early part of my career at CLL. She was a beautiful soul. Her gentle nature made you look at the world through her eyes. She loved all things shiny and beautiful. Her home will never be the same without her. She will be greatly missed and always be a big part of CLL's history. Violet, sweeter than the flower may you rest in heavenly and peaceful bliss in the arms of angels.

David Wighton

August 18, 2020

I have many fond memories of lovely Violet back in the days when she lived on Dearness Drive and I worked as one of the team of support staff. My sincere condolences to her CLL family. Rest In Peace Violet. David Wighton


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