Obituary of Viola Mae Throndson
Viola Mae Throndson
(January 6, 1934 - April 6, 2022)
Viola Mae Throndson of Camrose, Alberta, passed away on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at the age of 88 years.
Viola was born in Camrose, Alberta, January 6, 1934 after a journey which included a stone boat and a neighbour’s truck. She passed away peacefully at the age of 88 on April 6, 2022 at Bethany Meadows in Camrose. She had a good life, was ready to go, and whispered “I’m OK” in her last few hours.
She was the sixth of seven children born to Violet and Robert Rasmussen and grew up on their farm near Armena. Viola was baptized, raised and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and went to various schools including Thronson School down the road, Armena, and CLC in Camrose. She finished a Secretarial Training course while there and worked in various offices including Camrose and District Support Services until retirement.
On August 4, 1954 Viola married the “boy next door,” Allan Throndson, and together they were blessed with 3 children. Allan and Viola loved to travel and enjoyed many trips within Canada, as well as trips to other countries. After retirement, they bought a place in Arizona where they enjoyed visiting old friends and making new ones.
Viola endured many health challenges, including kidney failure. She underwent dialysis until she received a transplant from her daughter-in-law Janice. The kidney was still functioning until her passing! Due to other health issues, she could no longer stay in her house independently, so the decision was made to move her to Bethany where she would be safer. Mom appreciated the thoughtfulness and loving care she received while in Bashaw and Camrose.
Viola blessed the lives and will be lovingly remembered by her children: Valerie (Dale) Sims, Wendy (Frank) Marshall and Wayne (Janice) Throndson; and her brother Kenneth Rasmussen. She has 8 grandchildren: Jonathan (Dariya), Lindsay (Jaime), Stephanie (Justin), Erin (Colin), Brent (Kara), Kathryn (Alex), Greg and Kristina. She also has 11 great-grandchildren whom she saw recently, but mostly visited through the window due to COVID rules.
Viola was predeceased by her husband Allan; parents Violet and Robert Rasmussen; 2 infant babies; brothers Adair, Donald, and Gordon Rasmussen; and sisters Gladys Osness and Kathleen Throndson.
Viola will be remembered for her cinnamon buns, brown bread and lefse as well as her practicality and strong sense of right and wrong. She served her church and community well with wisdom and hard work. We give thanks to God for Viola’s strength, guidance and love she brought to our lives.
Rest now in God’s peace.
A private family gathering and celebration of life will take place at a later date.
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Viola's memory may be made to the Battle River Community Foundation: Throndson Family Fund.