Haskett, Violet


Violet E. Haskett – Violet died at home in Cape George, Antigonish County, on  April_6, 2012.  She was the daughter of the late Elizabeth (MacPhie) and Ernest Ballantyne. She was born in Antigonish and received her early education there, attending Teacher’s College in Truro and St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish.

She taught school in the Antigonish area for many years, retiring in 1985. She was actively involved in numerous community organizations as a volunteer. She is well known as a great cook, sharing her baked goodies with many in the community and beyond. She enjoyed weekly bridge games and community card parties, as well as her daily drives around the communities of Cape George, Ballantyne’s Cove, Livingstone’s Cove, and Lakevale. She took great pride in her flower gardens and enjoyed feeding her feathered friends.

Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sisters Eleanor MacIntyre, Helen Wallace; brothers Forbes, William, Gerald, and Harold (Himmie).

She is survived by her children: Gloria Haskett, Halifax; Valerie Chugg ‘ Cape George and son Travis, Antigonish , Donald (Helen Marie) and children Peter, Eileen, and Andrew, Cape George;  Sharon (Joe) Bishara and children Joseph (Renée), great-grandson Yousef; Amy (Joey) Gillis, all of Yarmouth. She was immensely proud of her children and her grandchildren.

She is also survived by sisters Jean (Ross) Langley, Halifax; Betty Webber, Cape George; Mabel Ballantyne Murray, Stellarton; and sister-in-law Margaret Ballantyne, Cape George. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

No visitation or flowers by request. Memorial service at St. James United Church, Antigonish on Saturday, April 14, 2012 at 2:00 pm, under the direction of MacIsaac Funeral Home, with  Rev. Peter Smith officiating, assisted by Rev. Jim Webber-Cook. Donations in memory may be made to St. David’s United Church, Cape George. Committal at a later date. Reception following the memorial service will be held at North Shore Fire Hall, Marsh Road, Cape George.