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“Michael, So sorry to hear about the passing of your mom. Condolences from the entire Ybarra family. Respectfully, Frankie & Michele Ybarra ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Frankie Ybarra - Dryden, MI

“Art:My thoughts and prayers go out to you on your loss of your sister, Violet.Diane Taylor at MBG Marketing in Grand Junction, Michigan ”
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“All my love and prayers to you at this time and for always. ”
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Violet Marie Baril, age 79 of Warren, died Sunday, June 3, 2018 at home. She was born July 27, 1938 in Hancock, Michigan, daughter of the late Arthur Axel and the late Edith Marie (nee: Holappa) Hulkoff.

Hailing from the quaint hamlet of Hancock, a small Michigan town nestled in the northern reaches of the Upper Peninsula, Violet was the offspring of loving parents whose shared ancestry included that of Finnish and Swedish. As she grew in stature and embraced her roots, Violet was extremely proud of her Scandinavian heritage and how it helped mold the woman she became. It was a part of the family legacy that she proudly passed down to her children and grandchildren.

When reflecting on Violet's pastimes, there'll be no question in anyone's mind that her favorite entertainment was enjoyed across the river at the Windsor Casino and Colosseum. From Violet's gaming side came her penchant for giving OL' Lady Luck a run for her money, hence her attraction to the casino. Though the entire casino experience had its appeal, it was those "one-armed bandits" that Violet loved to give a workout. As hope sprang eternal and sparked the excitement of it all, down came the lever as her anticipation soared. Violet was also one who appreciated the arts, especially in the many shows at the colosseum she took in throughout the years. And then there were those special occasions when Violet would package it all up and make a weekend event out of her visits to Canada. Gambling on Friday, a show on Saturday, then capping it all off with a tasty breakfast on Sunday before the trip home. Boy,…that was truly "Livin' Large."

Violet loved to eat, especially when it was somebody else doing the cooking and cleaning up. Food was more than merely vital to Violet,…it was an ethereal experience that always left her wonderfully satiated. She was also a regular visitor of the cooking shows on television and loved watching the professionals as they worked their magic and whetted her appetite.

Yet more than anything, her greatest joys were found in the memories created with her beloved family and friends. Whether doing anything or nothing, it was always a special blessing each and every time she was given the opportunity of sharing their company. Family was so important to her and those familial moments provided Violet many hours of fond reflection throughout her life. She touched a multitude of hearts and souls in her journey this side of Heaven, and now journey's onward to rest safely in the arms of God. She will truly be missed.

Violet was the beloved wife of the late Joseph. Dearest mother of Diane Frabis, Michael Baril, Mark (Fonnie) Baril, and the late Denise Baril. Loving grandmother of Jason, Joey, Lisa, David, Sarah, Andrew, and Christy. She is also survived by 6 great-grandchildren. Cherished sister of Arthur (Sharon) Hulkoff.

Visitation for Violet will be held Thursday, June 7th from 3 - 9 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd.) in Warren. She will be laid to rest at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East Cemetery in Clinton Township, Michigan.

Memorial donations are welcomed to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, 4707 St. Antoine Street, #200, Detroit, MI 48201. (www.rmhc-detroit.org)

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