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JEAN LANGTRY (published on September 08, 2011)

JEAN LANGTRY (nee PIERCY) November 13, 1925 September 4, 2011 With deep sadness and heavy hearts we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Jean on September 4, 2011 at the age 85 at Victoria General Hospital, surrounded by her family. Jean was born on Friday, November 13, 1925, in Stony Mountain, Manitoba. She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Jack; children Brian (Linda), Linda (Paul), David (Bozena) and Mark (Shannon); grand-children Chris, Mike, Jeff (Rhonda), Phil, Christine (Charles), Andrew, Robert, Amanda and Jesse; great-grandchildren Sarah, Riley, Stefan, Devon, Kayla, Andrea and Brennan; sister Marge; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jean's love of live and generosity is an inspiration to everyone. Jean was a wireless operator during the Second World War and continued to be an active member of the ex-RCAF-WD's. She met Jack at a dance in Stony Mountain in 1946 and they were married in June 1947. Jean devoted her life to raising her family, including having family dinners every Sunday, with more than 20 people, over the past 40 years. She was an avid bowler, bridge player and was never short of luck at the casinos. One of her many passions was travelling. Jean travelled the world over and never turned down an adventure. Jean also loved camping and fishing at Shoal Lake and Royal Lake. Over the many summers spent at Royal Lake, one of her favourite activities was talking to the loons at the nicest part of the day. She was an extremely strong woman, beating cancer five times over the past 20 years. No matter what her health issues were, Jean would not let them stop her from gathering with her family or travelling around the world. Jean was a dedicated volunteer for causes such as the Cancer Society, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, Meals on Wheels, Child Find, Riverview Community Club and the Council on Aging. She was also an active member at Riverview United Church and served in many executive positions with the ex-RCAF-WD. She was very passionate about sports such as curling, football, hockey, figure skating and the Olympics. One of her favourite topics was how the Blue Bombers were playing. She was a friend to everyone. She always had time for anyone who called or visited. No matter the time or place, she always lit up the room and got everyone laughing with her contagious laughing fits. Brian, David and Mark would like to thank their sister Linda for being a devoted daughter, companion and friend to Mom and Dad over the years. The entire Langtry family extends a special Thank You to Dr. Robyn Olson and to the staff at Victoria General Hospital, especially the care givers on the 4th floor and the many doctors and staff from her numerous blood transfusions and medical procedures throughout the years. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Jean may be made to CancerCare Manitoba or to a charity of your choice. A HEART OF GOLD A heart of gold stopped beating, Working hands at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. Leaves and flowers may wither, The golden sun may set, But the hearts that loved you dearly Are the ones that won't forget. Too dearly loved to ever be forgotten. Rest in Peace, Jean, Mom, Grannie, Great-Grannie A celebration of life will be held at the Churchill Park United Church, 525 Beresford Ave., on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. NEIL BARDAL INC. FUNERAL CENTRE (204) 949-2200

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