Laurie passed away peacefully on August 27, 2004 with the same vibrancy and energy in her spirit, that she brought to the world on May 14, 1961, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Laurie was an inspirational woman who was loving, caring, and full of life. She was always smiling, laughing, and sharing her passion for living with her family and friends. She was a dedicated and caring mother, wife, daughter, sister, aunt, grandma, and friend. Laurie had a passion for gardening, flowers, the outdoors, her animals (chickens and horses), and children.
Laurie will always be remembered as ‘Mama Hall’ to all of those children that she welcomed into her home as one of her own. Although she will be missed tremendously by all of those whose lives she has touched, we all find comfort in knowing that she will continue to be a part of our lives forever, through all that we have learned from her.
Laurie will especially be missed by her ‘honey’, her best friend and husband, Mark, who she enjoyed hunting, camping, and scoping out the mountains with on their many adventures. In Laurie’s words, “Mark is the kindest, most generous and most supportive man anyone will ever meet, and he is mine.’’
Laurie will also be missed by her family, children, Brody, Rachelle (Michah Graham) and grandson Keaton, Marlon (and Laurie’s little angel and caregiver Jessica Smith). Her parents, Darlene and Raymond English; sisters and brothers, Darwin (Linda), Arleigh (Don), Denise (Loren), Walter (Anne), Greg (Candace), and Brenda (Wayne). Mark’s loving family, mother Marg Hall (predeceased grandpa, Buck Hall) and family members, Sandy (Bim), Grant (Paula), and Roger (Tracy). Laurie will certainly be missed by the 21 nieces and nephews she spent so much time with and the four great niece and nephews she already shared time with, as well as many supporting aunts, uncles, and cousins.
At Laurie’s request, there will be no formal service. Laurie’s family celebrated her life on Sunday, Aug. 29, 2004 at Laurie’s favourite place, her home.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Lisa Jeppesen and Dr. Elandra Quaile of Chilliwack, and Linda and Kevin McMahon of the Pine Valley Health Retreat for their knowledge, support and caring. A special thank you to all of those who made contributions and donations to support the HPVR Fundraiser.
In lieu of flowers, donations if desired, can be made to the Pine Valley Health Retreat, c/o the Hall family.
“We all now have an angel of our own watching over us.’’