June 30, 1934 – October 6, 2016
We are so sad to tell you today that our lovely and much loved Dad died recently. He constantly amazed us with his true grit and determination to live another day even though his heart and body had worn themselves out. On the day he went to the hospital, just a few days before his death, he somehow managed to walk his weary aching body the few hundred feet he needed to so he could see his wife Maxine, of 62 years, once again. He did this faithfully everyday no matter how hard it was, no matter how short of breath he became. The picture you see here is him sitting down on the little cement wall he needed to use to gather his strength and get some air before he completed the walk across the street to see our Mom. Later this very day he was rushed to the hospital and died a week later.
Through the years he lost his oldest child and only son Dean and his oldest daughter Dawn and many others whom he loved very much including his younger siblings, June and Lloyd. He is survived by his wife Maxine and three other daughters, Deanna, Kathy, Karen and his son-in-law David whom he simply called “son”. His grandchildren: Connie, Joshua, Kenneth, Sarah, Dyllon, and Zackary miss him too. His great grandchildren: Alyssa, Tristin, Kaitlyn, Hayden, Mira, Isla, Mason and Sawyer got to spend time with their Great Granddad even though they all live away.
Dad was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, moved to Vancouver when he was five and here to Campbell River in 1947 at 13 years of age. He moved us all to Powell River in 1968 to start up his own business but decided he wanted to return to Campbell River after his heart attacks and subsequent bypass surgery so he and Mom moved back a few years later and have lived here ever since.
We are having a celebration of his life at his daughter Deanna’s and son David’s house at 1901 15th Avenue here in Campbell River on Saturday, November 5th. Please join us between 12:00 and 4:00 PM that day to remember and honour the man who was and will always be, Kenneth Rae Langford. Flowers are not necessary but your memories and stories would be most treasured and appreciated. Please come and share with us. Thank you so much to everyone who made our Dad’s life a little brighter, a little happier and abundant in love.
With love, Deanna, Kathy, and Karen