A long and eventful life for Langley’s Pattie Coles

Born in England, Mrs. Coles moved to Canada to join her children in 1972. On April 30, she passed away at 105 years old

Langley resident Pattie Coles passed away at the age of 105 on April 30. She is thought to have been the community's oldest resident.

Langley resident Pattie Coles passed away at the age of 105 on April 30. She is thought to have been the community's oldest resident.

One of the oldest residents of Langley has passed away at 105 years old.

Pattie Coles (Firth) was born on Aug. 21, 1910. She died on April 30.

Born in England, Pattie married Bernard Firth and the couple moved to Canada in 1972.

Both of their grown children, Shirley and Reg, and their families were already living in Langley.

Bernard passed away in 1974 and some years later, Pattie remarried Percy Coles, who is also now deceased.

Pattie was an active member of the Ladies Auxillary with the Langley Legion, carrying the flag in parades when she was 75, and also worked at the Langley Lodge for many years.

She was a member of the Jazz Club and loved to dance — even  taking to the floor during her 100th birthday party at Newlands Golf and Country Club in 2010.

She loved spending time with family and friends (and at her favourite spot in the casino).

During her final years, she resided at Simpson Manor in Fort Langley.

Services will be held at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 20786 Fraser Highway, on Monday, May 9 at 11 a.m.