SANDERS; Emma Melvena (nee Quickstad)

September 24, 1928 – March 03, 2016

Mother passed away peacefully last Thursday at the Marrwood residential home in Langley at the age of 87.

Emma was born in Consort, Alberta and raised in the Landonville area. She left Alberta for the bright lights of Vancouver in 1945 where she met her future husband Wilmer. After their courtship they married in June of 1949. They danced through life as one and always young. Their first home was in North Burnaby and then they moved to Langley in 1964 where she not only raised her family but also wrote a bestselling cookbook. Emma is predeceased by Wilmer Arthur Sanders her loving and devoted husband of 58 years, her parents Anton and Julia Quickstad and several of her siblings. Mom will be lovingly remembered by her surviving family. Children: Bryan (Wendy), Ken (Barb), Tim (Linda), Terry, Kevin (Tina), and Kathy. Grandchildren: Nathan, Jennifer, Matthew, Daniel, Ron, Bradley, Rachel, Douglas, Kelsey, Jeffrey and Mitchell. Siblings: Edna, Margaret, Helen and Albert and numerous nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held at Henderson’s Funeral Home, 20786 Fraser Highway, Langley, BC, Friday March 11, 2016 from 5pm till 8pm. Service will be held at Willoughby Christian Reformed Church 20525 72nd Avenue, Langley, BC, Saturday March 12, 2016 at 1pm. Her caring nature, charming smile and sparkling blue eyes will be sadly missed.

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