Henderson's Langley Funeral Home

20786 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC



August 31, 1927June 28, 2020

Our beautiful Mother Emily left us on the morning of June 28 to join her family that departed before her. She took a piece of our hearts with her and will be missed more than anyone will ever know.

Emily was born August 31, 1927 in Kelowna, BC the only daughter of Haldor and Anna Straumfjord.

She was the most loving and caring person we knew who we could always count on during good times or bad. If anyone needed help she was always right there. There was always coffee and cookies for all who visited. In the townhouse complex she was known affectionately by some as the cookie lady because she was always giving them away.

Emily loved doing crafts and ceramics and playing bridge with cousins and close friends.

Emily is survived by her daughter Cheryl (Ken), son Greg (Ingrid), grandson Scott, granddaughter Lauren (Kyle) great grandson Holden, granddaughter Jessika, granddaughter Laurie (Vince), granddaughter Erin (Steve) and great grandson Taylor, great great grandson Alex.

Unfortunately because of the times we are living in there will not be a regular service but a Celebration of her Life will be planned in the next few months.

In lieu for flowers please make any donations to the Alzheimer’s Society of Canada or the Langley Memorial Hospital.

I give you this one thought to keep - I am with you still - I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow, I am the sunlight on ripened grain, I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awake in the morning's hush, I am the swift, uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not think of me as gone- I am with you still-in each new dawn.

When I am gone release me let me go- I have so many things to see and do I thank you for the love you each have shown, But now it's time I traveled on alone. So grieve for me a while if grieve you must, Then let your grief be comforted by trust. I won't be far away, for life goes on. Tho you can't see or touch me, I'll be near- And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear All my love around you soft & clear.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.



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Diane Arnold

July 5, 2020

There are too many memories of this wonderful lady that I have. Kind, supportive, generous, forgiving always to those she met and loved. Mom may not have always agreed with us and how we conducted ourselves but she knew the good was all ways under the surface and we would redeem ourselves eventually. Family dinners, birthdays, Christmas Eve have been a part of my life for over 35 years. She loved her children and grandchildren. She was so excited that bright, warm sunny Sunday morning I called her very early to inform her that it was a good day to be born and her grand child was on the way. The look on her face when she held that new little one was priceless. It has stuck with me all these years.
Thank you Mother, as I have always thought of you as my other Mother, it has not changed through the years. I hold you in my heart.
Love Diane