Edith Elizabeth LANDON (nee Tate)

LANDON, Edith Elizabeth (nee Tate)

Passed away in her sleep at home March 16, 2011 at the young age of 94. Born in Calgary January 21, 1917, she lived in various places in Alberta. In 1936 she married Lyle Landon, settled in Brooks, and had a family. In 1957 they moved to Fort St. John, BC, where Lyle and Edith eventually opened ‘Fort Music Studio.’ 1975 was retirement year where they settled in beautiful Kelowna, had a huge garden and several fruit trees. She sure did a lot of canning and freezing. Edith loved to play cards, whether it be night or day. To the end she played BRIDGE and canasta three times a week. She loved to dance even more and did so until her mid eighties. Being one of the founding Royal Purple Ladies in Brooks 63 years ago, she was an active member in Fort St. John and Kelowna. She is lovingly remembered by her daughters: Shirley Larmand, Marilyn Shaman, Donna Moen (Rod), Colleen Landon, eight grandchildren: Tracy, Cherie, Tawnya, Shelley, Brandi, Jason, Chantelle, Ryan, eighteen great grandchildren and sister-in-law Marjory Stewart. She was predeceased by daughter Donnell, husband Lyle, brothers Johnny and Bryan Tate, sister Lucy Pfluhaupt, and son-in-law Denis Larmand.

Goodbye Mom, we miss your SMILE and laughter already.

Memorial service will be held at Springfield Funeral Home on Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, #4-1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 9M9 or to the BC Arthritis Society for ‘Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Research’, 1645 West 7th Avenue, Suite 200, Vancouver, BC, V6J 1S4. Interment will take place in the spring in Brooks, AB. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.