Winery pioneer Ingeborg Violet has passed away

Violet was a founder of Domaine de Chaberton with her husband Claude.

Local resident and previous wine estate co-owner Ingeborg Violet died after a battle with cancer on March 13 at age 80.

A viewing is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 18 at Christ the King Catholic Church on 22630 48th Ave. at 9:30 a.m. followed by mass at 10 a.m.

The burial will be held at 11:45 a.m. at the Garden of Gethsemane on 15800 32nd Ave. in Surrey on the same day.

A reception follows at 1 p.m. at Bacchus Bistro, Domaine de Chaberton on 1064 216th St. in Langley.

Born in Munich, Germany, on Dec. 8, 1935, she moved to Canada with her husband Claude in 1981, and together they established and developed the Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery in 1982 until they both retired in 2005.

Violet passed away peacefully surrounded by her family in her home.

Violet is survived by her two daughters, Brigitte (Philippe Bless) and Ellen Violet, son-in-law Jacques Menarguez, six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.




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