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Langvand, Eunice

July 29, 1928 — December 19, 2011

 

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Eunice on December 19, 2011, at the age of 83. She is survived by her loving children Teresa (Jerry Hlady) of Kelowna, Neil (Debbie) of Red Deer, Randi Walker (Brian Hawrysh) of White Rock, Vicki (Gert Willems) of Comox and Andrew (Joan Fitzpatrick) of Edmonton; by her grandchildren Kristin Battey, Jason Merkens, Jolene Merkens, Derek Langvand, Trevor Langvand, Karis Langvand, Sean Langvand and Daniel Langvand; by her great-grandchildren Nicholas, Jaden and Caitlyn; by her brother John Stone (Mavis) of James River Bridge, AB; and by numerous nieces and nephews. Eunice was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Norman (2004); by her parents, Glen and Grace Stone of Sundre, AB and by her siblings Cora, Lewis, Clint, Frank and Nellie.

Eunice was well known for her cheerful demeanor and her love for being involved in many activities. Combining those traits with a strong head for numbers, she was a long-time member and served on the executive boards of Sons of Norway in Red Deer and Kelowna, Branch 17 Senior’s Centre on Richter Street in Kelowna, BC and the Okanagan Antique Power Club. Eunice loved to dance and enjoyed all kinds of music. She played piano, violin and accordion. Her family loved to joke with her about her accordion playing – she got lots of requests…but she played anyway! Eunice also loved games of all kinds and was expert at Scrabble, Bingo and cribbage.

Eunice and Norman met in Innisfail, AB and married there in 1950. They raised their children in Calgary, where Eunice worked as an auto-dealership accountant and office manager. In 1973 the family moved to Caroline, AB in a lumber industry venture, and Eunice continued her career, now commuting to Innisfail. They moved to Red Deer in 1977, where Norman founded the repair business Suburban Appliance, still owned and operated by Neil, and Eunice worked for Toyota, Volkswagen and finally, Weidner Motors in Lacombe. Eunice and Norman retired to Naniamo, BC, later moving to Kelowna to be closer to family.

Eunice was an extremely proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother (aka Gee-Gee). Recently, she moved into Okanagan Chateau, where she enjoyed a cruise-ship-like lifestyle. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff and residents of the Chateau for making her short stay there truly enjoyable. Thanks also to Dr. Dean Griswold and the staff of the stroke unit at Kelowna General Hospital for their kind and loving care. Finally, thanks to the many staff at Hospice House – there are no words to describe the dedication, kindness, and loving care these angels provided our dear mother in her final weeks.

We invite you to join our Celebration of Life at 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 7th, 2012 at the Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna. Although Eunice loved flowers, a donation to the Central Okanagan Hospice Association – Hospice House, 2035 Ethel Street, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 2Z6. on her behalf would be gratefully received.

Service
1:00 pm on Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Location
Springfield Funeral Home

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The service for Langvand, Eunice is scheduled for 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 7th, 2012 . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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Springfield Funeral Home

2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC

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Condolences

  • Don Beardsworth says:

    Our thoughts are with you in the passing of your mom. We remember her well during the times at Burntstick lake.
    A beautiful Lady she was.
    Don Beardsworth

    • Teresa Hlady says:

      Thank you so much for your kind words. She will be missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

      Eunice’s Family

  • Darlene Babich says:

    So sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

    Darlene & Darrel Babich

  • Syd & Claire Ellis says:

    We were shocked and saddened to read about your mom in the paper! I wondered why we hadn’t had an e-mail from her for a while, never thinking about her being unwell, just thought she was traveling or busy in other ways. You & your folks were our wonderful neighbors on Sydney Close!

    • Teresa Hlady says:

      I know you shared many jokes on the internet with Mom and had stayed in touch after all these years. Thank you for your kind words.

  • Ron and Dianne Grant says:

    Our condolences on the passing of your Mom – she’s now an Angel who will watch over us. We’ll cherish the memories of her always. Rest in peace Eunice and God Bless You.

    • Randi Walker says:

      Thank you Ron and Di for your kind thoughts…I know she loved visiting with you when we were on the Island. You always made her feel part of the family, and I thank you for that, too. XO

  • Wayne & Bev Klimosko says:

    We are sorry to hear about your loss. A mother, grandmother and a great grandmother is a very important part of a family to loose. Our thoughts are with the whole family and the friends that Eunice has touched.

  • Linnell Samis says:

    My condolences to you all I know your Mom will be missed. I was thinking about Christmas at Burntstick Lake playing with all of us playing UNO. How she loved to play cards! I am so sorry for your loss. I know she has lots of loved ones to guide her on the other side!

    • Teresa Hlady says:

      Thank you so much Linnell. Vicki tells us that you plan on coming to the funeral. It will be great to see you. We all have such fond memories of our times at the cabin on Burnstick. Thank you for sharing.

  • Verda Lee Gilchrist says:

    To Vicki and Gert W
    Just wanted to express my sympathy at the recent passing of your Mother/ mother-in-law. May memories of her, and the time you spent provide you with comfort at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Verda Lee G.

  • Nick & Ingrid says:

    We were so sad when my best friend, Randi called us to let us know that Eunice had passed. It was absolute joy to have Eunice at our wedding party, one of the many times over that past 16 or so years that she had been there for me, she was my second mum… Nick and I are sending all our love, and I hope the funeral for Mum is a loving and joyful tribute to her life… she was a wonderful women, very loving, very giving, she will be missed greatly!! xo Ingrid and Nick

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