Violet Rose Findlay


Feb. 3, 1939 – June  11, 2020

Violet Rose Findlay passed away peacefully in her sleep at home in Pacifica, CA on June 11, 2020 at the age of 81.

Violet is survived by sons Grant Fraser (Lauretta) and Ron (Deanna), as well as granddaughters Sarah (fiancé Matt Buckley) and Stephanie Fraser. Violet also leaves behind her beloved sister, Joyce O’Reilly, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada in addition to her many nieces and nephews scattered across the globe.  She is preceded in death by husbands Ian Fraser and Robert Findlay, son Craig Fraser, and sisters Margaret Close and Iris Imray.

“Wee Vi” was born Feb. 3, 1939 in West Torry, Aberdeen, Scotland to Joseph and Williamina Slater. Violet emigrated to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1957 where she married her first husband, Ian. They then emigrated to San Francisco in 1960 and had sons Grant and Craig. Violet and Ian moved to Pacifica in October 1967. Sadly, Ian perished in an accident shortly after their move leaving strong-willed Violet to raise her young boys on her own. In 1972, a long-term friendship blossomed into marriage to Robert Findlay. They were married 44 years before Bobby passed away in 2017. 

Vi was an avid bowler and loved the great times with her beloved friends at the Sea Bowl in Pacifica. Her day wasn’t complete unless she spoiled her Scottish Terrier, Vickie, with home-cooked meals and cuddles. 

A Celebration of Life in Violet’s honor will be held at a later date. 

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