BRENDA CHRISTINE ALBERTS, 1950-2016
The community of Langley has lost one of its driving forces, and a family has lost their loving wife and mother. Brenda Alberts, 66, passed away July 25, 2016.
Born Brenda Christine Blueman in 1950 in Sudbury, ON, to parents Audrey and Wesley Blueman (both deceased), Brenda was married to her husband Kurt for more than 40 years. She was a loving mother to their son, Nicholas Kurt, a locomotive engineer, and to their daughter, Stacey Ann, who passed away in 2005.
As a resident of Fort Langley for more than 35 years, Brenda owned the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery and was known for her passionate support of local artists, charities and heritage matters. She re-established Remembrance Day Services at the Fort Langley Cenotaph in 1999, and was an enthusiastic fundraiser and supporter of Relay for Life, Langley Hospice, Willoughby Community Hall, the Fort Langley Cenotaph flagpole installation, Canadian Museum of Flight and many other local causes.
Brenda is survived by her sister, Beverly (Stan) Saliwonchyk of Kitchener, ON, niece Lesley (married to Chris) and nephew Nathan (married to Nora), along with their children, Marlow and Milly, respectively.
A memorial service is set for 2 p.m., Thursday, August 18, 2016 at Christian Life Assembly (21277 56th Ave., Langley). All who were touched by Brenda’s life are welcome. Gifts in her memory can be made to the Langley Hospice Society.