Viola Molnar, wife of the late Julius Molnar of the Otthon area, passed away on the afternoon of Tuesday April 24, 2018 at the Saltcoats Lakeside Manor Care Home at the age of 83 years.
Viola Marion Molnar (Kolodziejak) was born on the family homestead near Otthon on August 6, 1934, the oldest daughter of Tom and Matilda (Gulash) Kolodziejak. She received her education at East Otthon School. In 1952, Viola married Julius Molnar at St. Cunegunda Church near Otthon. The couple was blessed with three children, Gail, Denise and Dwayne.
Viola enjoyed the farming life with a large garden and flowers. She worked hard milking cows, pail feeding calves and driving the combine, and spent many happy hours playing cards and doing arts and crafts. At times, she used “colourful language”. Viola then went to work in Yorkton at the Yorkton Union Hospital in housekeeping and in the kitchen. She moved on to the Yorkton and District Nursing Home, where she was the Activity Aid.
In 1988, Viola and Julius left the farm and moved to Yorkton. They enjoyed trips to Victoria, BC to visit her daughters and grandchildren, and out to Ontario to see Julius’ sisters and family. They also travelled to Nashville, Tennessee, Florida and Alaska
Over the years she was a member of the Otthon Ladies Circle as well as the Yorkton Horticultural Society. Viola spent six years in the Saltcoats Lakeside Manor Care Home before her passing.
Viola was predeceased by her parents, Tom and Matilda Kolodzjiejak, sister Shirley and brother Gordon. She is survived by her brother in law Emile and sisters in law Millie, Violet and Margaret. She leaves to mourn her children Gail (Robert) Thomas, Denise Molnar (Nashon Wagstaffe) and Dwayne Molnar, her grandchildren Lyin (Richard) Despres, Miranda Schulte (Mark) and Trevor Baysarowich, her great-grandchildren Marion and Edouard Depres, as well as nieces, nephews, relatives and several good friends.
Viola’s family wish to thank their friends and relatives for the prayers, phone calls, texts and flowers at this difficult time. The family is grateful for the food delivered to the house as well as being asked out for meals. In addition to the wonderful support from friends, significant gratitude to Father Louis for the comforting service, to Saltcoats Lakeside Manor Care Home for the wonderful care, and to Joe at Christie’s Funeral Home. These kindnesses will be remembered for ever.