Pattie COLES

COLES, Pattie

One of the oldest residents of Langley has passed away at almost 106 years of age. Pattie Coles (Firth) was born on August 21st, 1910 and passed away on April 30th, 2016. She was born in England and married Bernard Firth. They moved to Canada in 1972 as both of their 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, now deceased. Pattie was a member of the Legion’s Langley Auxiliary and was their flag bearer when she was 75. Pattie and Bernard had three children – June Firth (predeceased), Shirley Walkley of Langley and Reg (Fay) Firth of Vernon. She is also survived by her four grandchildren, Pam (Tom) Erikson of Langley, Julia (Gunnar) Loveng of Oak Harbor, WA, Teresa (Ben) Choquette of Langley, and Neil Firth of Langley. She also leaves great-grandchildren Elizabeth Erikson, Andrew (Jessica) Erikson, Weston (Anna) Loveng, Brittany (Christopher) Loveng, Kelsey Firth, Kayla Firth, Ethan, Owen and Trinity Choquette and three great-great grandchildren, Thomas, Kaleb and Annabelle Erikson. Services will be held at Henderson’s Funeral Home in Langley on Monday, May 9th at 11:00 am.

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