Obituary of Vivian Mary Crumly
Vivian passed away peacefully on Friday, August 5, 2022 at the age of 65. Vivian will be lovingly remembered by her husband Murray; children Lisa, Todd and Michelle; sons-in-law Brian and Shevon; grandchildren Tyler (Mikayla), Morgan, Kaylei, Nicholas, Benjamin and Bella, and a soon to be granddaughter. She is also survived by other family members Ron (Laurel), Cindy (David), Karen (Quinton), Wayne (Zamira), Glenna, Janet (Larry), Darwin (Terry), Ron (Jane) and Todd, along with many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles.
Vivian was predeceased by her parents Victor and Marie; Murray’s parents William and Cora; stepdads Clarence and Ralph; and brothers and sister-in-law Melinda, Keith, and Jack.
Vivian was a loving and dedicated wife, mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, and friend. She lived a happy and prosperous life with many memorable moments and treasured accomplishments.
She was 18 years old when she married the love of her life, Murray. Soon after they started a family of their own. They raised three beautiful children and had many pets throughout the years. She loved Murray and their time together. They enjoyed 48 years of marriage, love and memories!!!
They left Regina and lived in Liberty for many years while Murray worked on the family farm. This led Vivian to a 21-year career with the Royal Bank. They eventually returned to Regina and this inspired Vivian to make a career change by joining the Regina Police Service.
She was an amazing mother who supported her children by driving and attending hockey games, music/dance lessons, and all the school and sports activities. She even helped coach baseball when she knew very little about the sport! Vivian encouraged and pushed her children to be kind and caring in this world. She cared deeply for her children and was always there for them, through all their ups and downs in life and through their life events.
Vivian was as exceptional as a grandmother as she was as a parent. She loved being a grandparent more than words can express. Vivian was blessed with six grandchildren with one more on the way. She spent hours chasing her grandchildren around, playing fun games, laughing, creating core memories for them and herself! Vivian especially loved to take photos of the kids in her flower garden, even if the pictures were off-centred because she wasn’t the best photographer!
Vivian had a few different careers over the years such as a real estate agent, working for the Royal Bank, and then in her 40’s deciding to make a huge change! She followed her dreams by training physically, mentally to become a Regina City Police officer. Words cannot express how incredibly hard this change was for her. Her achievement was made possible through her determination, and support by Murray and her family. She spent 21 years in this career until retiring in January of 2022.
Vivian loved spending time with Murray, they created many memories and adventures with their friends by traveling, going to town events, and having late night card games. She supported her community and volunteered throughout her life.
Vivian enjoyed travelling with her family which included places like Disneyland, Jamaica, Mexico, Cuba, Waterton, and the East and West coasts of Canada. She would spend summers with her grandchildren. Vivian and Murray loved to take their grandchildren on road adventures during the summer. They also made countless trips to see their children and their families in Red Deer and Saskatoon.
Vivian strongly believed in her faith, so strongly that she completed the entire Bible, and not everyone can accomplish that in their lifetime. Other interests included working in her garden - especially her flower garden, going for walks with Murray, music, working out, reading, spoiling her grandchildren with treats, shopping and activities, and having a glass of wine with Murray every night.
She will be greatly missed by her family and anyone who had the pleasure of meeting or working with her. She was a force to be reckoned with and made a big impact in so many lives!
We will miss you and love you!
In lieu of flowers of flowers, donations may be to Heart and Stroke Foundation, heartandstroke.ca, or Canadian Child Abuse Association, ccaa.org.
Prayers will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 14, 2022 at St. Mary’s R.C. Parish, 2026 Winnipeg St., Regina, SK. Funeral Mass will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 15, 2022 at Holy Rosary Cathedral, 3025 13th Ave., Regina, SK. For those unable to attend in person livestreaming will be available at https://youtu.be/A7eQ8_SyV1I. Interment will follow at Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery.