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Canadian woman who gave away lotto winnings dies

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NOVA SCOTIA — A central Nova Scotia woman known for donating nearly all of a huge lotto jackpot died last weekend.

Violet Large, who suffered from cancer, died Saturday morning at a hospital in Lower Truro, according to an online obituary posted by a funeral home. She was 79.

Large and her husband of 37 years, Allen Large, cashed in a winning Lotto 649 ticket last summer and collected $11.2 million. They went on to give most of it away to relatives, friends, charities, hospitals, schools, churches and fire halls.

The couple said at the time they were happy with what they had, and that helping others was far better than using the money on themselves.

A funeral service was planned to be held Tuesday.

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Thanks to AJ for the tip.

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Posted: July 19, 2011, 8:29 am - IP Logged

My condolences too the family especially Mr. Large theres a special place in Heaven for a her & him. God bless you

"He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. (7) Each one must do as he has made up his mind, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God Loves a cheerful giver." (2 Corinthians 9:6-7)

RIP Mrs. Large Blue Angel

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    Posted: July 19, 2011, 9:14 am - IP Logged

    What a fitting name. She had a large heart giving most of it away to help others. Very special person indeed.

    I'll be trying Automatic Writing to get the winning lottery numbers.

    Automatic writing  is an alleged psychic ability allowing a person to produce written words without consciously writing. The words are claimed to arise from a subconscious, spiritual or supernatural source.

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      Posted: July 19, 2011, 9:38 am - IP Logged

      Rest in Peace Violet, you are an Angel, my deepest condolences to your family.

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        Posted: July 19, 2011, 10:53 am - IP Logged

        may god bless her soul and rest in peace . she s def going to heaven for sure . what a wonderfull person she was to do what she did. she left a wonderfull remark behind. 

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          Posted: July 19, 2011, 11:03 am - IP Logged

          Kind lady!

          Best wishes & peace to your family!

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            Posted: July 19, 2011, 1:14 pm - IP Logged

            Violet is lying in the arms of Jesus.

            She is a shining example of goodness and loving kindness for all of us.

            May her dear soul rest in peace.

            Condolences to her family.

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              Posted: July 19, 2011, 2:11 pm - IP Logged

              Violet is lying in the arms of Jesus.

              She is a shining example of goodness and loving kindness for all of us.

              May her dear soul rest in peace.

              Condolences to her family.

              I can't say it any better than that.

              Ditto.


                                                           
                                   
                                                       

               

               

               

               

                                                                                                                 

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                Posted: July 22, 2011, 12:00 pm - IP Logged

                Blue AngelAn Angel face for an Angel.Who said the good died young , my condolences to Allen on the lost of his Angel Violet  and the family. A heart as large as hers' will be miss.Unhappy

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                  Posted: July 23, 2011, 4:02 am - IP Logged

                  Peace Violet.  Violet passed away about a year from when her and her husband's lottery ticket won the jackpot.  I hope that they both enjoyed those months together in a variety of ways.

                  I wonder if Violet knew that she had cancer before she won the big lottery jackpot?

                  I wonder how many millions, from the lottery jackpot winnings, Allen has remaining?

                  Having millions of dollars in my financial accounts means more, consistent fun for me.Lovies