It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Violet Mae Perkins, 92, of Sackville, NB, on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at the Sackville Memorial Hospital. Born in Economy, NS, Violet was a daughter of the late Churchill and Lila (Spence) Newton.
This journey began with a young woman from rural Nova Scotia, where she met her husband who would bring her to her new home in Sackville. She left her home in 1946, to begin her new life, raising three children and later working outside of the home at Henderson's Pharmacy. She would meet many coworkers that became friends outside of work. She would also see many residents living in Sackville who were always greeted with a smile by Violet, also known as 'Sis' to her Nova Scotia side of the family.
In later years, her family, friends, and acquaintances grew. She was active at St. Ann's Church, enjoyed playing cards, dancing and was able to experience some worldly travel. Still Violet liked being home with family in Sackville, as well as visiting her family in Nova Scotia.
Violet was a people person who enjoyed sharing her experiences with others, up until her passing. For those who knew her, her presence and affect on them lives on. She will be dearly missed by those who have survived her.
Violet will be dearly missed by her daughters, Sharon Johnson and Mona Johnson; her daughter-in-law, Bonnie Johnson; her grandchildren, Jonathan (Karen Maillet) Kay, Melissa Kay, Candace (Daniel Estabrooks) Sears, Paul Sears, Tyrel Johnson, Alana (Adrian Kelly) Johnson, and Kyle Johnson; ten great grandchildren, Alexandra, Maddex, Milah, Lexen, Isabelle, Rebecca, Benjamin, Ethan, Rhys, and Scarlett; two great-great grandchildren, Prescott and Paxton; brother, Gary (Colleen) Newton; sister-in-law, Eleanor Newton; her step-sons, Dan and Jim Perkins as well as their families.
Besides her parents, Violet was predeceased by her first husband, William 'Bill' Johnson; her second husband, Robert 'Bob' Perkins; her son William 'Billy' Johnson; and brothers, Arthur and Denzil.
Violet's legacy lives on through the four generations of her extended family that remains. Goodbye 'Sis', Mum, Gram, Great-Gram and Great-Great-Gram, we wish you could tell us just one more story. Until we meet again.
The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff of the Sackville Memorial Hospital and the Palliative Care Unit for their compassion and professionalism.
Arrangements are under the care and guidance of Jones Funeral Home, 70 Bridge Street, Sackville (506-364-1300). Due to Covid-19 restrictions, a funeral service for Violet will be held from the St. Ann's Anglican Church, at a later date. Interment to follow in the Sackville Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Violet may be made to the Sackville Memorial Hospital Auxiliary or St. Ann's Anglican Church.
Sharing of memories and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting Violet's online memorial at www.jonesfuneralhome.ca or through the Jones Funeral Home Facebook Page.