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Early ViolaEARLY, Viola Catherine (Bird) - Surrounded by her family at Bethell House, Inglewood, on Thursday January 10, 2019.

Viola Catherine Early (nee Bird), Caledon East, in her 88th year, beloved wife of James Early (deceased).

Loving mother of Robert and Candy-Jean Early, Caledon East; Glen and Christina Early, Caledon East; Joanne Watson, Brampton; Joyce and Westley Hawkins, Huntsville; Marilyn and David McBride, Inglewood.

Special Grandma to Ashley, Eric, Angela, Katie, Michelle, Jessica, Tyler, Sara, Amanda and Heather.

Dear Sister to Lenore and Howard (deceased) Harrison, Josephine and Jack McMullen (both deceased), Fannie and Willard Wilson (both deceased), Thomas and Greta Bird (both deceased).

Dear sister-in-law of Sarah and Gordon (deceased) Riley, John and Ethel Early (both deceased).

Fondly remembered by her many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Viola was born in Seneca Township and resided in Haldimand County until she married Jim and moved to the Caledon farm. She was a devoted member of Salem United Church and belonged to a close-knit group of United Church Women (U.C.W.) for over fifty years. Viola also canvassed for the Canadian Cancer Society for many years. Viola belonged to the Caledon East Seniors group and enjoyed playing euchre and bridge with her friends.

The family will receive their friends at the Egan Funeral Home, Bolton on Friday afternoon, January 18 from 2 – 4 and evening 7 – 9 o’clock. Funeral service will be held in the chapel on Saturday morning, January 19 at 11 o’clock. Following a reception at the funeral home, interment will take place.

The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the staff and volunteers at Bethell Hospice for their compassionate care during Viola’s stay there.

If desired, memorial donations may be made to Bethell Hospice, P.O. Box 75, Inglewood L7C 3L6 or the Canadian Cancer Society.