Obituary of Violet Kalcic
Passed away peacefully at the Greater Niagara General Hospital on Sunday November 7, 2021 at the age of 86.
Violet was born in Montreal, Quebec on July 20, 1935. As a young girl, Violet moved with her family to Niagara Falls (Stamford) in 1947. Shortly after their move, young Violet started helping out her parents in their new store. For the following 30 years Violet could be seen behind the counter of her parents corner store “Emil's Variety and Cabins” on the corner of St. Paul Ave and Riall Street. Violet told many stories of how the family started out with offering the sale of gasoline, cigars and cigarettes for the local men, and eventually growing to add things like comic books, penny candies, pop and snacks, to toiletries and even ice cream for the kids in the neighbourhood. Violet became well known to everyone.
Her nieces and nephews were spoiled by their aunt.
Upon leaving the house she always had a little bag of candy to give each and every one of them, and in the summer they’d be treated with ice cream. Violet worked the orchard and the Queen Street and Main Street markets on weekends.
Later on in life Violet found herself working at the snack bar at Delta Bingo where she made many friends.
Violet was a parishioner of Our Lady of the Scapular church for over 60 years.
Violet will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews; Joe (Dawn) Pierrynowski, Victor Pierrynowski, Gloria (Tom) Hind, Tom (Laura) Pierrynowski, Greg (Gail) Kalcic, Kathy McMurray, Anthony (Francine) Kalcic, Ted (Laura) Kalcic and many great nieces and nephews.
Predeceased by her parents Lucya Kalcic (1953), Emil Kalcic (1977) and step mother Neva Kalcic (1993),
her brother Vincent Kalcic (1975), her sister-in-law Shirley (2002), her nephew Mel McMurray (2018),
her sister Emily Pierrynowski (2016), her brother-in-law Joe Pierrynowski (2001) and her niece Eleanor Campbell (2008).
In keeping with Violet's wishes, cremation has taken place. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905 354 2133)
A funeral mass will be held on Monday November 15, 2021 at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of the Scapular Church 6557 Thorold Stone Rd, Niagara Falls, ON L2J 1B2. Capacity is limited to 100 guests. Masks must be worn. Interment will follow at Lundy’s Lane Cemetery.
Donations in memory of Violet may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or The Walker Family Cancer Centre. Online condolences can be shared on Violet's tribute page found at EssentialsNiagara.com.
Date & Time:
November 15, 2021
11:00 am until 12:00 pm
6557 Thorold Stone Rd, Niagara Falls, ON L2J 1B2
Date & Time:
November 15, 2021
12:15 am until 12:45 am
7489 Lundy's Ln, Niagara Falls, ON L2H 1K7
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