Marie-Reine Langdeau (Coutu)
May 9, 1922- December 18, 2015
Passed away at 9:00 AM. She is predeceased by her eldest son Gerry and her husband Ulysse. She will be remembered with love by her four remaining children: Terry Peters and Chris, Marcel Langdeau and Jill, Denis Langdeau, Marguerite Lindsay and Cameron and her grandchildren: Craig, Ryan, Matthew, Tyler, Derek, Celine and Jennee. Great-grandchildren: Victoria, Addison, Sydney, Olivia and Dayton. Her remaining siblings are: Jeannette Frechette, Cecile Kropninski and George Coutu. Marie was born on the family farm in St. Victor, Saskatchewan, one of seven children. She came to BC by bus with a close friend in 1947 because work was plentiful. She worked as cleaning staff at Royal Columbia Hospital till she got hired at Pacific Veneer. She met and married her husband within a year. She was mother to five children and raised her family in french speaking Maillardville. After 25 years they moved to Rutland for the next 23 years and Marie returned to Maillardville after the death of her husband in 1996. She spent her last 12 years in Maple Ridge to be closer to her children. Willow Manor was her home for over ten years. She belonged to the knitting club, was fire marshall for her floor and loved cheating at crib, playing Bingo and bowling. She won often and took great pride in displaying her trophies. She always said she never knew how to express love till her children taught her how. There was never a visit without a hug and kisses. Marie had a great sense of humour and loved a good off-colour joke and her cackling laugh could be heard everywhere and was very contagious. She took great delight in dressing up and always wore dresses or skirts and fancy sweaters with matching jewelry and lipstick. She sported so many sparkling sweaters that they called her “Sparkles”. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her and remembered with love and affection.