It is with great sadness that we announce the death of a former Homes for Elderly Vegetarians (Vegetarian Housing Association) tenant, Violet Elizabeth Booth, of Colwyn Bay.
Born in 1919, Violet became vegetarian in her late 30s. She started planning for her retirement some 20 years later, while still in good health, by joining ‘Homes for Elderly Vegetarians Ltd’. The organisation provided sheltered housing accommodation in mainly single bed-sitting flatlets, in homes containing 6 to 12 units each, with a resident warden, a common/dining room, and some with a guest room and laundry facilities. Some flats were self-contained with cooking facilities and a bathroom/WC. Others had shared bathrooms. All residents had a midday meal provided.
Violet eventually took on a tenancy at Cliffe House in Rhos-on-Sea, in 1993. At the time, she was a member of a North Wales Vegetarian Society. Then in her 70s, she was still in reasonable health, save for arthritis in her back and knee.
Due to a re-organisation at the Vegetarian Housing Association*, Violet was re-housed in 2007. She took up residency in a purpose-built ground floor retirement apartment, and remained there until her sad passing.
*The Vegetarian Housing Association eventually dissolved and transferred its assets to Vegetarian for Life.
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