February 21, 1927 - October 1, 2023
With great sadness, we announce the death of Alice Joyce Langley at age 96. Born in Richard, Saskatchewan to Edward and Anne Bouskill, Alice was the middle child of seven. She worked with her siblings on the family farm in Richard while growing up.
On October 30, 1948, she married Victor John Langley; they moved to BC, settling in Silver Creek where they raised 3 daughters. Alice was widowed at age 34 when Victor was killed in a logging accident. She held a variety of jobs after Vic died, including at the Hope Standard newspaper office, the Tillicum school for children with developmental disabilities, on the rural mail delivery route, and in the Hope Hospital lab. She also volunteered with the Legion Women's Auxiliary and the local Brownies chapter.
Family was central to Mom's/(great)grandma's/Alice's life. She is survived by her sister Norma, three daughters, Vicki, Lin (Art), and Fern, five grandchildren, and ten great grandchildren. Thoughtful, attentive, and nurturing, Alice kept current with the developments and interests of loved ones. Family gathered at her home for holidays and celebrations; we treasure the wealth of memories made there.
An excellent homemaker, she created beautiful gardens, delicious baking, intricate quilts and cross stitch creations, and knitted mittens, hats, scarves, and sweaters for the entire family. We will never forget her scrumptious huckleberry pies and candied Halloween apples.
Alice nurtured lifelong friendships. Many of her good friends have departed, including Katie with whom she bowled, Helen with whom she walked 8 miles a day, and Lil whose Armstrong farm she visited. Alice was active and loved watching and playing sports. Growing up she was known as Sam on the boys' baseball team, and in adulthood she was an award-winning bowler.
She was a dedicated Canucks fan and cheered on her favorite football, soccer, baseball, golf and curling athletes, usually while piecing together a jigsaw puzzle -- she always had one on the go.
Her late husband was an avid fisherman, and she was thrilled when her grandchildren took up fishing. Alice enjoyed listening to a range of music, from opera to country. She had a welcoming heart, sharing what she had, and opening her home to those she loved and those in need. She cooked for neighbors, assembled care baskets for battered women, knitted hats for babies in the NICU, and baked Christmas goodies with her (great)grandchildren.
The family is thankful for and appreciative of the empathetic care that Dr. Aseem Grover provided to Alice over the last years of her life. We also thank the staff at Fraser Canyon Hospice Society for their support and care in Alice's final days.
A celebration of life will begin at 11am (doors will open at 10:30am) on October 12th, 2023 in the Conference Room at the Hope Recreation Centre. Following the ceremony, there will be an opportunity to briefly share kind words and memories.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Canadian Cancer Society, or World Vision.