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Violet Prince

VIOLET JEAN PRINCE (nee Proch) age 94, loving mother of Robert (wife Donna); dedicated grandmother of Lauren (husband Gregory) Collins, Lisa (husband Matthew) Franklin and “big” grandma of great-grandchildren Amelia, Grant and Owen Collins; devoted daughter of the late Peter and Barbara (nee Chupa) Proch.

Violet worked for Western Union for many years, where she met her companion Bill Jacobs. Over the years they spent many happy times together with his family, and she missed him greatly upon his passing. Violet also made many friends at Western Union, whom she kept in contact with to this day, even though her retirement was 29 years ago in 1989. She filled her days caring for her mother and devoting her time to her family and friends. She never missed sending a card on your birthday and loved keeping in touch through notes. Violet was a “forever” friend and made friends wherever she went, because strangers did not exist in her world. She was best friends with Stella Campbell for over 80 years and loved her family as her own. She also spoke daily to her dear friend Emily Woos. Violet was the epitome of pleasantness, the eternal optimist, and a serial romantic. She touched many lives with her joy for life and true concern for others. Violet will be greatly missed, as she brought love and joy everywhere she went.

Celebration of Life Service MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2018 at 10 AM at THE FUNERAL HOME. Burial following at Hillcrest Cemetery. Family will receive friends to pay tribute to and celebrate the life of Violet at THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF WILLOUGHBY HILLS, 28890 CHARDON ROAD (between Bishop Rd. and Rt. 91) SUNDAY 2-6 PM.

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  1. Dear Bob, Donna and family.
    Violet will continue to be a spirit of love, and joy in all our lives. When ever I think of her I smile, and it warms my heart. I will always cherish the time we spent together, and our memories. May we all find comfort in knowing she loved us all!

  2. Jacki Friedsam Pecek :

    Vi made everyone laugh so much. I loved going to Amish Country with her and Aunt Stella and having her over when I lived in Macedonia. . I am so sorry for her family’s loss and all of our loss. Yes, she will be greatly missed.

  3. SO SORRY TO HEAR OF MY DEAR FRIEND VI’S PASSING. I HAVE KNOW VI FOR 58 YEARS AND ALTHOUGH I’VE MOVED MANY TIMES, WE HAVE ALWAYS KEPT IN CONTACT THRU NOTES, CARDS, AND PHONE CALLS. SHE WAS THE MOST WONDERFUL PERSON TO MEET AND KNOW. SHE WAS ALWAYS SMILING AND HAPPY. I VISITED WITH HER SEVERAL TIMES
    IN MAPLE HEIGHTS AND PARMA. I NEVER GOT TO HER NEW HOME IN WILLOUGHBY. I HAD MAILED HER A CHRISTMAS CARD AT THANKSGIVING AND I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM HER OVER THE HOLIDAYS. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I KNOW SHE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL.

  4. As a great niece of Stella Campbell, I loved that Violet was a part of our family! She was an aunt to me, as though she was Stella’s little sister. I always looked forward to times with Vi and her amazing humor. Her gift of not looking at the bad part of a situation, but what could be good about it – or more appropriately, what might make you laugh about it. That is a trait of Vi’s that I will keep with me always. Vi was an incredible role model. She lived her life giving, sharing and laughing. The world is smaller without her.

  5. jim and sandy bruno :

    so sorry to hear of vi’s passing. i worked with vi and bill for many years. i’ll never forget the first time i met vi and bill at the kon tiki at the sheraton, we had so much fun, whenever vi was around you had fun, she was the most pleasant person , she never had a bad word about anyone. we are really going to miss her. i always look forward to the yearly reunion at the barn in smithville just to see vi.
    love , jim and sandy bruno

  6. Donna and Bob,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your mom and mother in laws passing. It’s always so hard to loose the one person who knew you from the start and always had your back. Just know you haven’t truly lost her, she will always remain in your heart, and you will always see parts of her in your children and grandchildren .
    Love, Joy

  7. Jim and Kathy Matusicky :

    Dear Bob, Donna and Family,
    We are so saddened to hear of Vi’s passing. We feel so blessed to have known her and looked forward to the Happy Anniversary cards she sent to us every year. She was responsible for getting Jim and I together in 1970 at Western Union. Our last visit with her in 2012 is one we’ll remember. She laughed at Jim’s jokes and her laugh was contagious. We wish we could be there to celebrate her life on Monday but know that our thoughts are there with you all. There will never be another lady like her and as it’s said, God broke the mold when she was created. Love to you all, Jim and Kathy

  8. Bill, Brenda, Peter & Martin Babyn :

    We are deeply saddened by the news of Violet’s passing. Our heart felt condolences to you and your family. She will live on in our memories forever.

    Bill, Brenda, Peter & Martin Babyn

  9. Dear Bob, Donna and girls,
    I am so sorry that I was not bale to be with you but all are in my prayers and thoughts. I know how much “grandmom” was a part of your lives and how often you spoke about her generosity and kindness. She has left a loving legacy. My prayers continue for you and for her. Zita

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