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Violet Esther Benedict

Family reference: 352.257.55

Born Born 19 Dec 1906 at St .Vincent Twsp., Grey County, Ontario.
Married Married 14 Feb 1925 William John Woolley at Meaford,Grey Co. Ont.
Died Died 23 Dec 1982  



  1. Blanche Lois Woolley; b. 1 Oct 1925; married Harold Walthers; resided Barrie, Ontario1
  2. Donald Keith Woolley; b. 18 June 1930, d. 17 Jan, 1965

The Parents of Violet

Violetís Early Years

Violet and Bill

A MISCELLANEOUS SHOWER ---- For MISS Violet Benedict the Prospective Bride ---- MEAFORD, February 07, 1925 ---- Miss Violet Benedict, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Charles Benedict, whose marriage takes place this month, was the guest of honor at a miscellaneous shower held in her favour on Thursday evening at the home of Mrs. George Cooper in Kent. The gifts to the prospective bride were numerous and useful. They were brought into the room in a basket and were accompanied by humorous expressions of best wishes in prose and poetry which were read by Miss Jean Findlay. The remainder of the evening was spent in games, music and refreshment, all present feeling well pleased with the way in which they had been entertained by the popular hostess and her assistants.

William John Woolley, born June 12, 1905, in Fenelon Falls, s/o Thomas Woolley born Derbyshire England & Mary Antis.


Some notes on the children

  • Blanche Lois Woolley; born Oct. 1, 1925, married Harold Walthers, resided Barrie, Ontario
    • Ginny Walthers; married Ivan McNally
      • Shannon McNally
      • Darren McNally
    • Dawneva Walthers; married Don Mason
      • Todd Mason
      • Leah Mason
    • Jeffery Walthers
  • Donald Keith Woolley; born June 18, 1930; married Nena Page; died Jan. 17, 1965 at Brampton, Ontario. He was killed in a plane crash in 1965. He had built the plane himself. See further notes below.
    • Susan Woolley; married Fred Leonenko
    • Linda Woolley; married Edward Walsh
    • Glen Woolley
    • Brenda Woolley
    • Bryan Woolley

Donald Keith Woolley

MEAFORD -- Donald Woolley, 34 Brampton piolet who was killed Sunday when his home built plane crashed at Brampton, was a son of Mr. and Mrs. Woolley of Meaford. Mr. Woolley, who had built his bi-plane over an eleven month period some two years ago, had flown into Meaford on frequent occasions to visit with his parents. The plane was just coming in when the engine apparently failed. The craft plunged to the ground, killing the pilot instantly. Mr. Woolley was born in Meaford and went to school in that town. He left about ten years ago. Besides his parents, he is survived by his wife, five children and a sister Blanche.

MEAFORD -- Friends and relatives attended the funeral service in Brampton for Donald Keith Woolley at the McClure Funeral Home. Rev. M. F. Morgan of Toronto and Rev. Fred Balsden of Brampton officiated. Mr Woolley, 34 was killed Sunday in the aircraft he built three years ago. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs. William Woolley, Meaford. Besides his parents he is survived by his wife the former Christine "Nina" Page, five children, Susan, Lynda,Glen, Brenda and Brian, and a sister Blanche, Mrs. Harold Walther, Barrie. Burial was at Lakeview Cemetery Chapel with Rev. C. A. Hill officiating. Members of the Brampton Flying Club were pallbearers. They were R.T. Hutchinson, R.F. Armstrong, Wm. A. Lee, H.A. Audsley, M.H. McBride and J.M. Cameron, Honorary Pallbearers were T.A. Gendron, R.J. DeMontfort, G. Banns and C. Tachaver.


  1. "Genealogy of the Benedicts in America", Vol. II by Elwyn E. Benedict; 1st pub. 1969; orig. avail. at Daughters of the American Revolution in Washington, DC.

-- JimBenedict - 18 Dec 2005 -- DonaldElliott - 25 Mar 2008
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