VIOLET MABEL HUDSON – A LIFE OF SERVICE
October 21, 1926 – March 14, 2018
Violet Mabel Hudson lived a long and productive life in Chase, BC until her death in Kamloops Hospice on March 14, 2018. Violet was predeceased by her husband Alford Gordon Hudson of 56 years in 2001 and her eldest son Thomas Norman Hudson on December 31, 2017. Violet is survived by her partner William Lemky of 12 years, brother Thomas Christy (Delores), daughter Dawn Koch and her son Gordon Hudson (Chris) and her 10 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. She was also ‘Gramma’ to many foster teens.
Born at a Forestry Station in Fly Hill near Falkland where her parents Norman and Susan Christy lived, she grew up in both Lillooet, and Chase where her family moved to in 1936. Violet married Alford Hudson from Anglemont and they raised their 3 children, Tom, Dawn and Gordon in Chase, BC.
Our family considered her a mighty woman who was always there to support and challenge us to achieve. Violet along with Alford joined a group of Ambulance Volunteers throughout BC using their own vehicles. Vi drove and Alford served as Emergency Aid Attendant. This volunteer service went on to become BC Ambulance Service. We joke that she could have driven that route blind-folded. Violet worked for 37 years with the Postal Service in Chase which began with meeting the early morning train to receive the mail for the Village. Twenty of those years were in the Chase Post Office eventually retiring as Assistant Post Master. We will never forget their back-yard of a vegetable garden, fruit trees and flowers. A visit meant that you would leave with a jar or two of her fine canning. Everyone knew that Mom loved Bingo and turkey dinners with family.
Vi’s Community Service included the Chase Women’s Institute; serving as a Girl Guide Leader; volunteering for 20 years at the Anglican Church Thrift Shop; and as a member of the Canadian Legion/Ladies Auxiliary for 70 years. Violet was honoured with a 65-year Gold pin and Honorary Member to Ladies Auxiliary of which she was very proud.
A Celebration and Legion Service of Violet’s life is planned for MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018 at 1 p.m. CHASE LEGION BASEMENT and welcome is extended to all who knew Mom.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Kamloops Hospice Society or Chase Legion Bursary Fund.Print This Obituary & Condolences