Vivianne Helen Armstrong


Vivianne Helen Armstrong of Red Deer, Alberta and formerly of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 16, 2014 at the age of 90 years. Viv was born on the family farm in the Chambery District south of Shaunavon, Saskatchewan on September 6, 1923 to Roy and Edith Quennell. Viv was always a very positive person with an interest in many things. She began her working career as a teller for the Royal Bank in Shaunavon. She went on to learn bookeeping through Patterson Motors in Moose Jaw. She then did books for the GM dealership, Allis Chalmers/New Holland dealership and other small businesses in Shaunavon. Vivianne enjoyed curling, dancing, visiting with friends. She moved to Red Deer in the early 1980’s to be closer to her daughters. Over the years she enjoyed several trips with her sister, Doreen to England, Alaska and points in the USA. Vivianne was a mall walker at Bower Mall for 12 years. In recent years knitting and crocheting, watching curling and figure skating on TV became very important to her. Her interest in computers has kept her in touch with her family by email, enlarged her world with on-line courses and helped her with her passion for genealogy and family history. Vivianne was predeceased by her sister Jean, her parents Roy and Edith Quennell, her sister Doreen and her brother-in-law Al Willey. Vivianne leaves to mourn her two daughters: Marilyn (Dave) Trentham and Pat (Dave Delane) Mayberry; her grandchildren: Jolynn (Brian) Kopjar, Rob Knippshild, Amanda Knippshild (Ted Zanetic), Lorrilyn Fitzgerald, Juli (Lam) Huynh; her great-grandchildren: Kody, Quentin, Bryce, Miro, Ashley, Andrew, Ava, Austin, Alex, Tien and Khoi. She will also be fondly remembered by her knitting group friends and neighbours. There will be an informal gathering to remember Vivianne on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Bell Manor Hall, 54 Bell Street, Red Deer, Alberta. Lunch will follow. Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Hillcrest Cemetery at Shaunavon at a later date. Binkley’s Funeral Service of Shaunavon ( was in charge of the arrangements. The family would like to extend their thanks to the Silverneedles Knitting Club for their friendship and help over the years. A big thank you to her neighbours at Bell Manor for their caring. Thanks also to the staff of Three Hills Continuing Care where Mom resided for a short time before her passing. For those wishing, memorial donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society in care of Binkley’s Funeral Service.

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