Violet (née Whetter) Frederick, the sixth oldest of eight children, was born to Richard and Phoebe (née Nelson) Whetter on September 15, 1924, on a farm near Unity, SK. She went to school in Unity for a couple of years until the family moved to a homestead northeast of Watson where she attended Clearview School until Grade 10. At age nine, Violet lost her mother which had a lasting impact on her life. In her teen years, Violet helped many families – cleaning, cooking and taking care of their children. At age 18, she worked as a telephone switch board operator. Violet loved playing ball during this time as well. Violet met Frank at a Spalding dance – their love of dance brought them together. On June 14, 1944 they were married and had three children – a son Garry in 1945, a daughter Maxine in 1952, and a son Blaine in 1960. Violet worked side by side with Frank on the farm until Maxine and Blaine were old enough to help. Violet continued to do the farm books for many years. They lived on the family farm until Maxine started school and then they moved into town. They built a new house in Watson in 1979, and were blessed with six grandchildren from 1979 to 1985 – her grandkids were her true joy. She spent as much time with family as she could and loved doing laundry for us – she was a huge help to our families. Violet was a very keen card player, and of all the card games she loved to play, bridge was her favorite. She travelled all around the province competing in many tournaments winning her share including silver at the Provincial Senior Games. Violet was a member of the New Horizons Club and was very involved in the construction of their new building. She had a real green thumb and grew beautiful flowers, as well as a bountiful garden. Violet collected all colours of geraniums and displayed them in her home and yard. She liked processing food especially carrot juice which she encouraged everyone to drink. Violet always kept up on world news, either by reading the newspaper, listening to the radio or watching TV. Blue was her favorite colour for everything including clothing and home decor. Her favorite foods were tea, and bread with butter and jam. Once Frank passed away, Violet lived at the Quill Plains Centennial Lodge in Watson until her passing.
Violet will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by her son, Blaine (Shelley) Frederick of Watson, SK and family, Brad (Katy) Frederick, Lucy and Frankie of Medicine Hat, AB, Shanna (Corey) Keyes, Quinn and Isaac of Watson; Jenna (Aron) Friesen, Jade, Karys, and Kingston of Watson; Brett (Catherine) Frederick, Theodore and Gavin of Melfort, SK; her son-in-law Ronald Geyer of Watson and family, Tia (Myron) Staniec, Blake, Brydan, and Myla of Humboldt, SK; Boe Geyer of Watson; sister, Edla Mills of Peterborough, Ontario; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; and a host of good friends. Violet was predeceased by her husband, Franklin; son, Garry Frederick; daughter, Maxine Geyer; parents, Richard and Phoebe (née Nelson) Whetter; brothers, Russell Whetter, Martin Whetter and Elroy Whetter; sisters, Lilah McLeod, Joyce Strelic and Phyllis Allen; parents- in-law Lloyd and Mildred (née Crosswell) Frederick; numerous brother-in-laws and sister-in- laws; nephews, Rockeny Frederick and Douglas Strelic.