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Longtime WCTA executive administrator passes away


May 2, 2018
By Mike Jiggens


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Viola Freer, who served the Western Canada Turfgrass Association for 19 years as its executive administrator, passed away April 25 in Prince George, B.C.

She retired from the WCTA in 2012.

“Viola’s careful attention to our members’ needs and good-hearted demeanour with everyone she served within the turfgrass community helped imbue a positive and friendly culture that has carried on to this day,” WCTA executive director Jerry Rousseau said in an announcement to the association’s members. ‘We’ll remember Viola for this gift and hope we can continue to learn and grow from such a wonderful example of how to be.”

Freer is survived by her husband Roger and son Douglas.

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“On behalf of the WCTA, we would like to offer Roger, Douglas and all of Viola’s family and many friends, our sincere condolences,” Rousseau said.