Viola McDonell 1921 — 2021

Viola McDonell

April 20, 1921  –  March 31, 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Viola McDonell.

Mom was born in Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops, almost 100 years ago.
She was predeceased by her husband Gordon, in 1998.
As a long time Kamloops resident, she was raised on the family ranch on Robbins Range, and as a young woman moved to Kamloops where she met  and married Dad.
There, they together raised  their family.
She will be lovingly remembered by her 5 children , Ron (Peggy),  Lynne, Bryan, Holly and Tammie (Rick), 8 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Mom spent many hours Volunteering her time with the Royal Canadian Legion, The Women’s Institute , and at school functions . As a couple, Mom and Dad also enjoyed Square Dancing.

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2 Tributes

  1. Mike & Lin Duddy
    Posted April 9, 2021 at 9:51 am | Permalink

    Our condolences to the McDonnell families, we have fond memories of dances, curling bonspiels, and camping trips with Viola and Gordon…Mike & Lin Duddy.

    • Ron and Peg
      Posted April 11, 2021 at 10:39 am | Permalink

      Thank you for your kind words we will forever miss her she was 20days away from her 100th birthday when she passed away. Because of COVID we cannot have a memorial service but will have a family gathering when we can , hopefully this summer. I am sorry for not letting you know it has been a very busy time.

      Ron and Peg

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