Viola Margaret Heinrichs died Feb. 27, 2003 in Richmond, B.C.
She was born Nov. 15, 1937 in Yarrow, B.C. She became a Christian in her early teens, was baptized and joined Yarrow MB Church.
She moved to Vancouver after graduation from Sharon Mennonite Collegiate and began a career as a health insurance adjustor, continuing in this until retirement.
She joined Fraserview MB Church and was active in Sunday school and choir. She enjoyed gardening, studying garden books and adding plants to her yard each year; needlework; rug hooking; and travelling with her sister Betty. She enjoyed listening to "Haven of Rest" and "Insight for Living" on radio. She sang in the Fraserview choir and Fraserview Singers Group.
She helped her parents and her sister Betty, with whom she shared a home. She sent birthday and anniversary cards to each family member. After retirement, she joined the visitor volunteer program at Pinegrove Nursing Home. She was compassionate, cheerful and positive.
In August 1999 she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and had extensive surgery and chemotherapy, but continued to trust God. She is mourned by brothers Peter and George; sisters Kay and Betty; 1 niece and 5 nephews; 9 grandnieces and 6 grandnephews.
The funeral was Mar. 8 in Fraserview MB Church, Richmond, B.C., with Dan Unrau ministering.