It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Violet Isabel Hann (nee Hillier) at the age of 78. She passed peacefully with her daughter by her side, listening to one of her favourite pieces, Pavarotti’s Ave Maria.
Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories, daughters Sharon and Susan Hann, Violet’s pride and joy, her grandson Gavin Winston Haley, siblings Leah Warren, Lloyd Hillier, Ella King and many other family and friends. She is predeceased by her parents Frederick and Beatrice Hillier, husband Winston Hann, and half-brother Leonard Hillier.
Violet was well known for her love of plants and animals. She often spoke fondly about her experiences as a teacher in Rencontre West, Bull’s Cove, and Lamaline. She was a self-taught historian, genealogist and co-author of The Newfoundland Tsunami of November 18, 1929: An Examination of the Twenty-eight Deaths of the “South Coast Disaster” published in the spring 2006 Vol. 21 No.1 issue of Newfoundland and Labrador Studies.
A special thank you to the wonderful and caring staff of Glenbrook Lodge.
Cremation to take place with a funeral service in summer 2023 in Lamaline.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mary’s Church, P.O. Box 100, Lamaline, NL, A0E 2C0.
When I Must Leave You
When I must leave you for a little while
Please do not grieve and shed wild tears
And hug your sorrow to you through the years
But start out bravely with a gallant smile;
And for my sake and in my name
Live on and do all things the same,
Feed not your loneliness on empty days,
But fill each waking hour in useful ways,
Reach out your hand in comfort and in cheer
And I in turn will comfort you and hold you near;
And never, never be afraid to die,
For am I waiting for you in the sky!