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Viola Sisson

Viola Sisson

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
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Obituary

VIOLA MARY SISSON (nee NEALS) passed away peacefully on Wednesday July 15th at Royal Gardens, Peterborough, in her 95th year.

Born in Manvers Township, Vi grew up on a dairy farm on the outskirts of Peterborough during the depression, the daughter of Perry and Myrtle Neals and sister to Laura Robson (Bill) and Cecil Neals (Marjorie).

After completing high school at PCVS and working as a bank teller in Peterborough, Viola married Clair Sisson in 1949. They soon moved to Lakefield where Clair became a respected teacher and VP at LDSS for many years. Viola and Clair enjoyed many years participating in the Lakefield Community, while also raising their four children there. After Clair’s retirement in 1978, they returned to Manvers Township near Bethany. Even after Clair’s death in 1985, Vi remained an active part of that community until she moved into retirement residences in Peterborough.

Vi is predeceased by her sister, Laura Robson (Bill) and brother Cecil (Marjorie), also by sister-in-law Isabel Hamm (Donald). She is survived by her brother-in-law and his wife, Robert and Marion Sisson.

Viola will be deeply missed by her children, Stephen (Esther), Shirley Ralston (Alan), Jack (Deb) and Perry (Christina). She cherished her role as Grandma to Jonathan, Jessica, Jennifer, Perry, Stephanie, Kate, Carmen, Evan, Noel, Emily, Mary and Olivia, as Great Grandma to Asher and Willem, and as “Aunt Vi” to her many nieces and nephews.

A special thank you to the staff at Royal Gardens and to Drs. Dickie and Turner.

A private family ceremony and interment will be held at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Lifford, officiated by Rev. Rob Ross of St. Thomas Church, Millbrook.

Memorial donations would be appreciated to help support St. Mary’s Chapel, Lifford.
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    Location
    St. Mary's Cemetery Lifford
    Address
    396 Lifford Road
    Lifford, Ontario
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Posted at 08:03am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Keith and Gail

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Peter Beer

Posted at 08:01am
What a great lady!! We had many visit where reminiscing of families in our community was fun. She was so good to my Mom with visits and driving her to her appointments in my Moms later years. The Beer Family will always have very fond memories of Vi.
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Hazel LaForest

Posted at 09:53pm
My sincerest sympathies to Vi's family. She was a sweet lady and I will miss seeing her at the Gardens Salon.
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phil.beer1@gmail.com

Posted at 10:54am
Mary and I were deeply saddened to learn of Vi's passing. We remember Vi's great smile and wonderful personality that would light up any room she entered. She was a wonderful person.

I have fond memories of the warm family gatherings in Lakefield and in Bethany, the great visits, the food, cross country skiing coordinated and spearheaded by Vi and Clair, and even live music provided by numerous Sisson cousins. Great family times with Vi and family. The tea pot was always on and the visits continued throughout the years. In God's house there is likely a tea room and I can see Vi, Clair, Margaret and Allan all sitting around a table having a big visit and sharing all the good old times and memories of times gone by, tea cup in hand. Isa or Grandma Beer on hand to read the tea leaves at the bottom of the empty cup.

To all the Sisson family, our sincere and deepest sympathy on your loss. Vi will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing her. God Bless Vi.

Sincerely,

Phil and Mary Beer, Sarah and Jessica



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Pat Neals

Posted at 12:02am
To Viola’s Family: our Condolences. She was a special woman & has left so many memories for you & her friends. We would often meet her & her two wonderful friends at lunch & have great chats. We miss those meetings. Love to all -Ross & Pat Neals
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