Mrs. Violet Jane Bieker (nee Sandy), 102 years of Quill Plains Centennial Lodge, Watson, passed away on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Violet was born on February 12, 1908 at home in the RM of Stanley, near Morden, Manitoba to Stephen and Emma (nee Gutzke) Sandy. When she was three, the family moved to Tessier, SK. Violet grew up there and attended the local country school, after which she moved to Saskatoon and attended business/secretarial school. In November 1927, she married John Bieker. They made their first home together at Aimens where John worked in construction. Five children were born to them while living there. In 1939, the family moved to Englefeld where they began farming. Five more children were born there. In September 1949, Violet became a young widow when John was killed in an accident. Working very hard, she raised her large family and continued to operate the farm; feeding the pigs, milking the cows and planting and harvesting a large garden. In 1985, she retired from farming and moved to Humboldt. She resided there until 2003 when she became a resident at Quill Plains Centennial Lodge in Watson. Violet was a member of the CWL for many years. She also enjoyed planting and caring for her many flowers that beautifully decorated her yard. Violet will be lovingly remembered by two daughters, Lynne Relf of Camrose, AB and Patricia (Albert) Oosterveld of Turner Valley, AB; four sons: Ed Bieker of Camrose, Stephen (Doreen) Bieker of Cranberry Portage, MB, Ted (Dianne) Bieker of White Fox, and John Henry (Wanda) Bieker of Mexico; three daughters-in-law: Alice Bieker of Watson, Larine Bieker of Hinton, AB and Phyllis Bieker of Nipawin; 25 grandchildren and numerous great and great great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her parents, Stephen and Emma Sandy; husband, John Bieker; daughter, Kay (Ortie) Schulz; and three sons, George Bieker, Vern Bieker and Danny Bieker. The Prayer Service for Violet was held on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church, Englefeld, led by Marie ven der Buhs and Patsy Knaflec. The Funeral Mass was offered on Friday, October 29, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Holy Guardian Angels Roman Catholic Church, celebrated by Fr. Darryl Millette. Interment will take place in Holy Guardian Angels Cemetery at a later date. Memorial donations in Violet's memory may be made to the Heritage Garden Fund at Quill Plains Centennial Lodge or the Holy Guardian Angels Cemetery Fund. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Malinoski & Danyluik Funeral Home, Humboldt.