I was very much saddened after watching the news of the passing of Violet Large on CBC “Inspiring Lottery Winner Dies“.
Violet is a true inspiration to anyone who has heard her story. Here is an excerpt from The Chronicle Herald (emphasis added),
“A Nova Scotian woman whose tale of generosity touched millions around the world has died.
Violet Large, 79, died Saturday in Colchester Regional Hospital after a battle with ovarian cancer.
The Lower Truro woman and her husband Allen Large became household names not for their July 2010 lottery win, but for what they did with the millions they received.
Despite the windfall, the retired couple continued to drive their old car and truck, and lived comfortably in their 147-year-old farmhouse.
And they gave away almost all of the $11.2 million they received.
“What you’ve never had, you never miss,” Violet told The Chronicle Herald in November. Read the rest of this entry »