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Born: Oct 03, 1925

Date of Passing: Nov 06, 2017

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VIOLET MYRTLE PRINGLE (HINCHEY) October 3, 1925 - November 6, 2017 At home, with Norris by her side, Violet passed into the loving arms of Jesus. Born to James and Jessie Hinchey, Violet was raised on her parent's farm in Waskada, Manitoba. Violet is survived by her husband of 68 years, Norris Pringle of Morden, daughter, Judy Pringle of Winnipeg, daughter, Janette Engen and son-in-law, Dave Engen of Lethbridge, Alberta. Violet pursued a teaching career and taught Grades 6, 7 and 8 in Manitou. Violet loved teaching, and throughout her life, spoke with great fondness of her students and her time as a teacher. It was while teaching in Manitou that Violet met Norris. They were married on July 16, 1949. After their marriage they farmed together for 10 years, and ultimately moved to Manitou where they owned and operated Pringle Insurance Agency. They worked side by side in business until their retirement in 1988. Violet was a talented woman who willingly volunteered her gifts. She served as Worthy Matron and Grand Martha in the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Legion. She played the organ at St. John the Baptist Anglican Church, taught piano lessons, organized community concerts, and created beautiful salad bars for community dinners. After moving to Morden in 2001, Violet continued her volunteer activities, organizing banquets at the Friendship Centre. She was a member of St. Thomas Anglican Church in Morden. Violet passed many happy hours in their garden, caring for her tea roses, and creating a showpiece of red geraniums on the front steps of their home. Perhaps her favourite hobby was her needlepoint, and her award-winning pieces adorn the homes of her family. Violet and Norris hosted many happy times in their home, and Violet's baking and meals were enjoyed by all. Gales of laughter from card games with friends and family, and sing-songs around the piano were always cadenced with her delicious culinary delights. Violet's fresh biscuits were the best in the land. Violet's family was priority. She dearly loved her daughters and son-in-law, and was proud of their accomplishments. Violet and Norris were a team, as marriage partners, business partners, and parenting partners. Her love and devotion will remain cherished forever in our hearts. A memorial service will be held at St. Thomas Anglican Church, 131 8th Street, Morden, on Friday, November 10 at 11:00 a.m. with lunch to follow in the Church Hall and Reverend Diane Guilford officiating. A private family interment will take place in the Manitou Cemetery, Manitou, Manitoba. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in memory of Violet may be made to St. Thomas Anglican Church, 131 8th Street, Morden, Manitoba R6M 1E3, or to a charity of one's choice. Messages of condolences may be made at Wheatland Funeral Service 204-825-2848 -

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 09, 2017

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • We will forever remember our Gramma Pringle. She was sweet, kind and we loved her like our Gramma. We love you... may you rest in peace. xoxoxo - Posted by: Noelle Kembel (Beck) (Grand daughter) on: Nov 29, 2017

  • Debby and I send our heartfelt condolences to Judy and her family at this time of loss of your mum. May you find comfort and strength as you celebrate the passing of Mrs. Pringle, a life well-lived. In Christian Love, John & Debby Nelson - Posted by: John Nelson (Friend) on: Nov 14, 2017

  • Dear Norris & Family. Sorry to hear of the passing of your dear wife and mother. Marilyn and I were only in Manitou for a couple of years but during that time we established friends and acquaintances that were long-lasting and memorable. It was a pleasure to know both you and Violet as our landlord at the time, but also as people we respected. Years later I had the privilege of meeting Judy at her store in Winnipeg. God bless you as you go through this difficult journey. With heartfelt sympathy. - Posted by: George Malmstrom (friend) on: Nov 10, 2017

  • "I have finished my course, I have kept the faith...a crown of righteousness is reserved for me....and to all also who love the promise of Christ's appearing." 2 Timothy 4 We appreciated Violet and her warm and steadfast faith. Though her earthly sojourn is now complete, her life has really just begun - as she is more alive now than she has ever been! What a joyful reunion it will be for you all, in the presence of our beloved Lord Jesus! Our deepest condolences to you all, as you lay your beloved to rest for now. - Posted by: Henry and Diane (Stevens)Dyck (cousin) on: Nov 09, 2017

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