February 24, 1929 – January 23, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
Vivian was born in Saskatoon, Sask., the seventh of eight children to William and Katherine Kirkland. The family moved to B.C., settling at Whalley’s Corner and then in New Westminster.
Vivian enjoyed roller skating as a teen and even competed in the sport.
She had two daughters – Mary and Mickie – with her first husband, but the marriage did not last. A second marriage to Arthur Hain proved a strong and permanent match in 1951. Son Philip and daughter Cindy completed the new family.
Art built the family a home in Coquitlam, and a decade later built another home in White Rock. Grandson Darren was “adopted” into the family and became another brother.
Over the years, family was the most important to Vivian, who was affectionately known as “Granny” by her family. She was a very involved mom, on hand for baseball, softball, the dog club and the horse club.
The family later moved to a farm in Langley, where Art built her dream home, and they had a cow, pigs and horses. A move to Sechelt followed.
When Art passed in 2012, Vivian moved back to Langley, where she enjoyed a busy life. Garage sales, trips to the casino, visiting with her sister Bonnie, and family dinners were her favourite.
When Vivian went into care at Jackman Manor in Aldergrove in 2018, she was the busiest of residents, always happy to go out shopping, visiting, to the casino and sitting in the garden. Visitors every day was the rule!
The last six months of her life saw a lack of mobility and a steady decline, and she passed peacefully with family at her side.
Vivian is survived by daughter Mary Williams (Brian), daughter Mickie Bazzani, son Phil Hain (Wendy), daughter Cindy Mensing (Frank) and grandson Darren Hopes (Vikki) plus many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The family would like to thank the staff at Jackman Manor for the wonderful care she received over the years. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated to the Alzheimer Society of B.C.
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