Violet Glazier

A photo of Violet Glazier


Trinity Anglican Church
Friday August 10, 2018
11:00 a.m.


Blenheim Community Funeral Home
Wednesday August 8, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 & 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

In the early hours of Thursday August 2nd 2018 Violet (Jeffery) Glazier slipped quietly into the awaiting arms of her Saviour at home surrounded by the love of her family. After almost 40 years of being apart, she was looking forward to being reunited with her husband Keith. She was 94 years old.  Left to mourn are her adoring son Nickolas Jeffery Glazier and her faithful companion at home Melinda Lu Glazier. Never forgotten and forever loved by her daughter-in-law Linda Glazier (2015). Left behind to fulfill her legacy and live true to her words of wisdom are her grandchildren Pamela and Frank Fiala, and Brian Glazier. Lasting memories were shared with her great grandchildren, Alena and Jared Fiala, Arianna and Keith Glazier. She was a true matriarch to her small but mighty family.

Violet shared wonderful stories of happy family times on the farm growing up with her siblings. Violet was born by the lake on January 17, 1924 to Albert and Ida Mae Jeffery along with her siblings who predeceased her; Ed Jeffery (Esther), Joe “Toots” Jeffery (Mary), Luella Ramsden (Jack), David Jeffery (Katie), Norman Jeffery (Charlien), and Sharon Polowick. She is survived by many loving nieces and nephews, especially Amy Ramsden-Dalton, Laurie and Barb Ramsden, Albert Jeffery, Penny Jeffery, Tracy Jeffery-Jackson, Nadine Jeffery and Polly Jeffery-Florius. She is survived by one sibling Gordon Jeffery and by her brother-in-law Mike Polowick.

Violet had a passion for farming and the agricultural business. She and her husband Keith were the proud business owners of Glazier Canning Company Ltd. After her husband’s passing, Violet continued to run the canning business, along with her family. She was one of the only woman tomato operators in Ontario but never let gender determine success. Violet was a voice to be heard and a force to be reckoned with. She will leave a void in the lives of all those who loved her.

Friends and family are invited to gather at the Blenheim Community Funeral Home on Wednesday August 8th for visitation from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 p.m. Cremation will follow. A Funeral Service will be held in Trinity Anglican Church on Friday August 10, 2018 at 11:00 followed by a private family interment in Pardoville Cemetery.

Donations to World Vision, Covenant House for Homeless Youth Toronto, and Trinity Anglican Church Blenheim. Online condolences for the family and memorial donations may be left at

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I was lucky to get to know Violet as one of the federal inspector at her canning establishment. She was unlike most of the contacts at the other companies we dealt with. We always found her fair, honest, respectful and definitely invested in her business and future. Together we a always made the journey to compliance with an evermore complex set of regulations. My thought are with, and sympathies to Nick and Melinda. Thanks for the memories Violet, rest in peace, regards Martin

Sincere condolences in the loss of your mother/grandmother, Violet.

Our sincere sympathies in your loss Melinda, Amy, Pam, Frank and families. She was a true matriarch! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Paul and Kathy Breault & family

Nick please accept my sincere condolences on the passing out your Mother. May she Rest in Peace

Nick and Melinda - sad to hear that your loving Mom passed away. May she Rest In Peace.

Our deepest sympathy to the Glazier family in the loss of a wonderful, strong Lady. Violet was the ultimate story teller, loved her wit. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time.

so sorry for your loss

So sorry to hear the passing of Violet, our deepest sympathy to the Glazier family, she was a wonderful lady, our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Nick, Pam, Brian, Melinda, and families, Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your family matriarch Violet. I was blessed to have known her for most of my life, and I looked forward to her many stories. She always had time for a quick visit no matter where we'd meet. Her laugh, her strength, and her firecracker spark will be missed. I will remember her always. Rest in Paradise Violet ♡ With sincere sympathies, Don & Myra Pettit, and Shayna Taylor.

It is so hard to loose a loved one especially when they are the best story teller ever. I have enjoyed many of those stories and we always had a laugh or two. But your memories will give you the strength to carry on her messages. My love to all of you who are sadden by her passing. Rest in Peace Violet.

186 John St E PO Box 1875 I have profound sadness to lose this strong woman whom i've come to be very close with, sharing stories, the greatest of hers, haha. She IS a beautiful head strong woman and i can only say that i am a better person for knowing her----RIP Violet may you enjoy your quiet time, as you always said---"It's True!", gonna miss ya ♥

Sincere condolences to Violet's family and friends. I onky knew Violet for a short time , however, I have massive respect for this woman. I will miss her wisdom and wit. I admiref her incredible strength and knowledge. Her courage was truly amazing. She has earned her wings. God speed Violet. Rest in Peace.

Dear Melinda My heartful condolences to you at this sad moment in life. Your mother was an amazing woman. You are very lucky to have had her so long in your life. I send you a big hug. My thoughts are with you. Glenn Wright