February 6, 1932 – February 13, 2019
With heartfelt sadness, we announce the passing of Arthur “Archie” Delange on February 13, 2019. Archie was born on February 6, 1932, in Hughendon, Alberta.
Archie was the youngest and last surviving of five children of Georges and Maria Delange.
He was blessed to grow up on the family farms, first in Alberta and then moving to the Enderby area.
He attended school in Armstrong and enjoyed the many reunions of classmates through the years.
In 1951, he married his wife of 48 years, Noreen LaLonde in Princeton BC. His first two daughters, Lanny and Debbie, were born in Princeton. After moving to Enderby, Archie and Noreen opened their hearts and home to welcome his nieces Shirley and Bev into their family. This type of generosity established the family support that became synonymous with Noreen and Archie. Three more children, Penny, Rolly, and Candy, followed to create the family of nine.
Archie built his family home in Vernon on Pottery Road in 1959, where he raised his family and welcomed relatives and friends from near and far for the past 60 years.
Archie was a heavy duty mechanic by trade, but everyone knows he could build, fix or fabricate just about anything. After retirement, he took up many new activities and hobbies, including camping, fishing, computer programming, dancing, golfing, and quilting. His travels took him to many parts of Europe and North America.
He will be lovingly remembered by his children, Rolly (Susan) Delange, Candy (Mark) Siegmueller, and Shirley (Archie) McConnachie; his best friend and special love, Delores Weddick; 13 Grandchildren and 24 Great Grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and neighbours.
Archie was predeceased by his wife Noreen, daughters Beverly Todoruk, Elaine Atchison, Debbie Delange, Penny Spencer, and granddaughter Shawna Altwasser.
There will be a celebration of life on Monday, February 25th at 11:00 am at the Pleasant Valley Funeral Home, 4303 Pleasant Valley Road, Vernon BC.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Deeply missed and forever loved.