Obituary of Vivian Valerie Selin
Vivian Valerie Selin
(January 28, 1929 - December 1, 2022)
Vivian Selin was born on January 28, 1929, in Oyen, Alberta to Henry and Nettie Driedger. She grew up living along the railroad in Acadia Valley, Carstairs, and Daysland and settled in Camrose in 1948 where she finished Grade 12. She worked at the Bank of Montreal for 9 years. She married Rudy Selin on April 16, 1958, at the United Church in Camrose. They moved to Rudy’s parents’ homestead where Vivian settled into being a “Farmer’s Wife”. They had two children, Melvin and Lori. Vivian was an active member of the Hay Lakes community, serving as president of the Home and School Association and a member of the Wilhelmina Lutheran Church where she also was their pianist for many years.
Vivian was equally kind and feisty in her own way. She enjoyed curling, baking, playing cards, sewing, and social dancing. She was an avid gardener, both indoors and out. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
After retiring to Camrose in 1995, Rudy and Vivian square-danced with the Rose City Swingers, traveled with the Good Sam Club, and Vivian started floor curling. After Rudy’s passing in 2016, Vivian moved to Tofield Lodge, Rose Alta Lodge, and eventually settled at Seasons Camrose where she passed peacefully on December 1, 2022, joining the love of her life, Rudy. They are together again smiling and dancing to old-time music.
Left to cherish her memory are her children, Melvin (Charlene) Selin and Lori (Calvin) Soch; her grandchildren, Zachary (Ayla) Selin, Joshua (Anna) Selin, Jordan (Rachel) Soch and Kelsey (Michael) Soch; great-grandchildren, Aurora, Nova-Leigh, Payton, Charley and Greyson; and her sister-in-law, Ruby Tymchuk of Comox, BC. She was predeceased by her husband, Rudy; and her brothers, Orville and Clifford Driedger. She leaves to mourn many nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
A Funeral Service was held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 9, 2022, at Wilhelmina Evangelical Lutheran Church, 49108 Range Rd 210, Hay Lakes, AB T0B 1W0 Hay Lakes with Rev. Ron Chetney officiating. A recording of the service is available to view at the following link: https://vimeo.com/779985475/3792ec9d68
If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Vivian's memory may be made to Wilhelmina Evangelical Lutheran Church.