Vivian Gladys Firkus  August 15 1933

Vivian Gladys Firkus August 15 1933May 16 2024

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Vivian Gladys Firkus Obituary
Vivian Firkus, beloved wife, sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away peacefully on May 16, 2024 at Viking Extended Care.
Vivian is survived by her loving husband, Keith, her 3 children, David (Linda), Dale and Lyle and sister Irene. Her greatest passion in life was her family. She had 8 grandchildren, Mike (Paulina), Jaymie, Dustin, Derek, Sam (Aimee), Sheena (Robert), Bryan (Erin). She also had 11 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her father, Charlie Archibald and her beloved mother, Grace, as well as her dear son Mark (Shirley). Her treasured siblings; sister’s Jennene, Lorna, Colleen and her brothers Sonny and Gary.
Vivian was born on her family farm, North of Irma, on August 15, 1933. As a child she loved animals, nature, and music. Growing up was full of laughter, creativity, and special bonds with all her siblings. Vivian was proud of her first job, as a clerk for the MD of Wainwright. She enjoyed going to dances, ball tournaments and she eventually met and fell in love with her husband, Keith of 67 years over pecan pie. As a dedicated wife and mother of 4 boys, Vivian tirelessly supported her husband in their farming life. Her days were filled with cooking, canning, and maintaining an orderly home, always caring for her family with unwavering love.
Throughout her life Vivian was passionate about volunteering for various causes such as, the Lougheed Fair, Irma United Church, Irma Museum, Metropolitan School as well as numerous other events and organizations. Vivian was always quick to lend a helping hand for those who needed it. She was very proud of hosting events that brought family and friends together at the Hardisty cabin and the homestead farm. An enthusiastic athlete, Vivian competed in bowling and curling with great success, garnering many trophies and honors throughout her sporting career. Always one to keep busy, she loved her garden, sewing, crochet, baking and playing the piano.
A talented pianist, Vivian shared her musical gifts with those around her, performing with the local band Ralph and Friends for 23 years, playing up until she was 90 years young. They even recorded several albums. She was an enthusiastic participant in bingo nights and card games. Vivian and her husband embarked on many trips across the globe with family and dear ones, relishing the adventures and their cherished company. Her active social life and genuine care for others endeared her to many, making her a beloved and integral part of her community.
Vivian was a kind and generous person with a beautiful smile. Aunty ‘B’ will be greatly missed by those around her.
If so desired, in honour of her memory, donations can be made to the Irma United Church, Irma Museum and Centra Cam in Camrose, or a charity of your choice.
We would like to thank Viking Hospital and the Viking Extendicare for their care and compassion.
A celebration of life will be held on June 8, 2024 at 2:00 PM in the Kinsella Community Centre for all who wish to attend.
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August 15 1933

May 16 2024

Creech’s Funeral Home

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