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LANDON, Alexia M
January 22, 1927 - September 11, 2012
Landon, Alexia Mabel (U.E.L.) (nee Clark) at Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, BC. Alexia was born in Caledonia, Ontario in 1927. Her mother, Jesse E. Nelles, was a teacher and her father, Herbert J. Clark, was a miller who owned and operated his own feed mill in Watford Ontario. She attended Watford High School and with the encouragement of her parents attended and graduated from the University of Western Ontario in 1948. She met her future husband, Howard M. Landon, when she and her card playing partners needed a fourth for bridge. They married in 1948. With her husband and three children, she moved from London, Ontario to Montreal, Quebec and to Lyndhurst, Ontario. They bought a small farm on the shores of Beverly Lake in 1968 where they lived until Howard's death in 1998. She moved to Kingston, Ontario in 1999 as she preferred city lights to country life. She moved to New Westminster, British Columbia in 2004 at age 77. She claimed that her decision to move west was made one cold January morning when she could not find her car in the parking lot because it had been thoroughly covered by the ice and snow of a storm the night before. She enjoyed being a member of the Quilters group at Century House, New Westminster. She was an inveterate reader and usually had a stack of books either by her chair or on hold at the public library. She is survived by her siblings: Jane Hamilton of Caledonia, Ontario and Herbert Clark of Fairfield Glade, Tennessee; by her children: Elizabeth Landon (Kathy) of Vancouver, British Columbia, Stephen Landon (Christena) of New Westminster, British Columbia and Christopher Landon (Laurie) of Kingston, Ontario; and by her grandchildren: Andrew Landon, Alexa Landon, Shane Landon and Jay Landon. Grateful thanks to Dr. Barbara Haines, GP, and the medical teams in Emergency, Cardiac Care, Cardiac Surgery and Cardiac ICU at Royal Columbian Hospital, New Westminster, for their wonderful support and care.
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Oct. 13 to Oct. 16, 2012
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