|| 1911 - 2001|
||Adolphe Oliver "Oliver" Voegtle, b. 17 Jul 1870, Linwood, Waterloo Region, Ontario , d. 1951 |
||Priscilla "Ella" Freeman, b. 28 Dec 1872, Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario , d. 9 Jan 1920, Kitchener, Waterloo Region, Ontario |
||17 Jan 1891
||Conestogo, Waterloo Region, Ontario
- SCRIVER, Violet (Mrs. "S") after a short illness, ar Forest Heights Long Term Care Centre, on Tuesday May 20, 2001, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late James Bryant Scriver. Loving mother of Margaret Perchaluk (the late Stephen) and the late Clarine Hicks. Lovingly remembered her seven grandchildren , Jim Perchaluk (London), Rick Perchaluk (Kitchener), Alan Hicks (Waterloo), Sharon Parrott (Calgary), Marge Wilson, (Waterloo), Susan Hicks (Oshawa) and James Hicks (Ottawa); her five great grandchildren Julie, Troy, Justin, Tommy, Lisa and Steven and her on great great granddaughter, Kayla. At Violet's request, cremation has taken place and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date.1a
1aThe Kitchener-Waterloo Record 23 May 2001
Violet Scriver hosted cooking show on CKCO
BY CHERRI GREENO Record staff
Only a select few knew how good,a mother and grandmother Violet Scriver was. But everyone knew how good a cook she was. From a tiny kitchen on the set of CKCO-TV, Scriver brought the fun of cooking to homes throughout Waterloo Region with her show Come Into the Kitchen.
Although she passed away Tuesday at age 89, Scriver's family and friends say her success and loving personality will live on forever.
Otherwise known as "Mrs. S," Scriver taught men and women, young and old, how to cook a healthy meal and make it look good. She taught them how to whip up quick and easy treats and make it look difficult. She taught amateur chefs how to have fun.
"She was extremely popular," said Reg Sellner, who used to work with Scriver on the show "I bet there are still some people using her recipes to-day" Sellner, who was a young bachelor when the show was on the air, admitted he learned a few cooking tips from Scriver. "She was very precise with her cooking," he said. Her show debuted in the mid-1950s and lasted into the mid-1960s. It was one of the first live shows produced at the station. After that, she travelled throughout Ontario, appearing on cooking shows as a guest chef She also wrote and published a cookbook. In her spare time, she visited family "For her time she made quite a bit of money, but it always went to family" said one of her two daughters, Margaret Perchaluk. "That's just the type of person she was."
Scriver went into the television business after her husband of only three years died in a factory accident. Although she was only 21 when he died, she never re-married, Perchaluk said. Instead, she concentrated on the family she had and helped raise her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One of Perchaluk's fondest memories is when her mother would make miniature doughnuts,
"She always said you shouldn't make them on damp days," said Perchaluk. "I never asked why"
Having a mother as a professional cook, Perchaluk always had the best treats. She also had one of the most loving mothers, she said. "She was quite a woman," she said. "I am very proud of her"
- [S74] News - ON, Waterloo, Kitchener - Kitchener-Waterloo Record (1948-1994), Obituary of Violet Voegtle Scriver - 23 May 2001.