Lillian LangleyLillian Langley, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2014, at the age of 89.  Born in Cobalt, ON, Lillian was the only child of Fred and Ada Strudwick. Her family moved to Kirkland Lake, Ontario, where Lillian attended school, and as a youngster joined the Canadian Girl Guides. Her first job was with the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce in Kirkland Lake and after WWII she married Gilbert Langley (1998), the love of her life with whom she shared more than 52 years.  They moved to Sarnia, ON in 1952 and shortly thereafter Lillian began working for Carruther’s Clinic, which led to a 39 year career with the clinic and her retiring from the office manager’s position.  During those years she continued her involvement with the Canadian Girl Guides, as a leader, Commissioner, and International Commissioner, and finally joining the Trefoil Guild for retired Guiders.  In all she was proud to have served more than 63 years with the Girl Guides of Canada and received a recognition award from the association.  She was a member of All Saints Church, Corunna.  Lillian is survived by her two daughters, Sandra (Rick) Carlton, Sarnia, ON; and Dr. Susan Langley, Annapolis, MD, and grandchildren Angela (Charles) Dixon, Sarnia, ON and Tony (Tara) Carlton, Jasper, AB, and great grandchildren Avery Dixon, Tyler Carlton and Tanner Carlton. Cremation has taken place.

We will celebrate the life of Lillian

Langley at 11:00 a.m. on May 10, 2014,

at Smith Funeral Home,

1576 London Line, Sarnia, followed

by a reception to share memories of ‘Lil’ at the Smith Family Centre

from 11:30 to 1:30.

In lieu of flowers, sympathy may be expressed by donations to the Sarnia Humane Society, and the Lung Association.  The family would like to send a special thank you to the staff of Trillium Villa for their care and compassion of our mother. Memories and condolences may be sent online at

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