IMG-W150With sadness but in appreciation and celebration of a life well and truly lived, we announce the death of our mother at Collingwood General and Marine Hospital on June 27, 2014, in her 95th year. Born on December 24, 1919 in Goderich Township near Holmesville to Edgar and Ethel (Gliddon), Alma pursued her education in Clinton Secondary School and Stratford Normal School, accepting her first teaching position in Woodham from 1940 to 1944.  Alma married Kenneth Langford on June 3 of 1944, becoming a home-maker as well as a partner in the work and business of running the family farm, and raised three sons with Ken.  She also contributed to Woodham United Church and the larger community, teaching Sunday school, singing in the choir, and leading groups such as CGIT and WMS. Alma moved to Exeter following Ken’s death in 1978.  She became fully engaged in her new community as a member of Exeter United Church (choir member, board member, UCW leader, delegate to presbytery and conference), as a volunteer (South Huron Association for the Mentally Handicapped, Adult Literacy, Exeter Hospital Auxiliary, Exeter Villa, Dining for Seniors), as a capable and entertaining speaker and MC, and as a friend of many.  She was honoured with a Provincial Life Membership from the Hospital Auxiliary in 2006.  Alma enjoyed visiting her much-loved grandchildren or giving their parents much-needed relief.  She made quilts, pillow cases, needle point and mittens for all.  More recently she received great joy from great grandchildren.  Alma “retired” to Collingwood 5 years ago filling her days with knitting, embroidering, quilting and reading. Alma was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth, her brother Norman and her sister Cora.  She is survived by her 3 sons, Walter (Mardy) of Elora, Don (Betty) of Collingwood, and Carl (Debbie) of Linwood, 8 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Friends may call at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, Exeter (1 street west of Main) on Wednesday, July 2nd.     Visitation will be from 10:00-11:00 a.m.  The funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Kirkton Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to Exeter United Church, South Huron Hospital or Collingwood General and Marine Hospital.

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