LANGILLE, Anne - peacefully at her residence on Saturday, January 4, 2014, Anne Louise Langille, nee Buskard of London in her 63rd year. Beloved daughter of Jane and the late F. Robert Buskard. Loving sister Mary Jane Symonette (Buskard). Caring aunt of Robert and Cameron Symonette, and Caitlin Symonette (Radek Rybicki). She will be sadly missed by her dear friends, the community at WIL Employment Connections and the Alumni Association of Western. She was passionate about her work, her community and the well-being of others, especially those new to Canada. Visitation on Monday, January 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. The memorial service will be conducted at St. John the Evangelist Church, 280 St. James St. at Wellington on Tuesday, January 14 at 2 pm. Cremation followed by private interment at Woodland Cemetery. Memorial contributions to Foundation Western, WIL Employment Connections (Anne Langille Memorial Fund) or St. John the Evangelist Church (Meal Program) would be gratefully acknowledged.
January 8, 2014, 9:19 am
What a loss, although I knew Ann for a short time through WIL but I was able to feel her warm and welcoming personality.
Rest in Peace Anne Langille....
Reverend Jenny Sharp
January 8, 2014, 5:15 am
I was honoured to have worked under Anne at WIL. She attended my graduation from Huron when I received my Master of Divinity. The community of London has lost a great advocate for the underprivileged. Rest in peace Anne.
Krystine (Leveque) Blair
January 8, 2014, 6:30 am
Over the years I have met many people who have touched me, but few left me aspiring to be like them. Anne's strength and determination will live on in those, like me, that she unknowingly and unselfishly motivated. Thank you Anne.
January 8, 2014, 7:10 am
What a huge loss for the London community. Anne was a mentor and role model to many and I will always be grateful for the warm embrace she gave me when I came to London
January 8, 2014, 9:31 am
thank You Anne for everything you have done. London is a better place because of your efforts.
January 8, 2014, 10:35 pm
Your legend will live on Anne you truly were an inspiration -may your new journey be grand.
January 8, 2014, 2:13 pm
Anne was a strong, passionate leader with a memorable sense of humour, and will undoubtedly be missed by the community.
My heartfelt condolences to her family members, friends, and to her extended family at WIL Employment Connections.
Rest peacefully, Anne.
January 12, 2014, 1:55 pm
It was such a pleasure and privilege to have known and worked with Anne throughout the years. Her commitment to the clients, programs and staff will always be remembered as caring, confident and compassionate. I have very fond memories of the beginning years in the ESL field with Anne. May her memory be eternal and may her legacy of dedication and commitment live on in the many lives that she touched.
RBC Royal Bank
January 13, 2014, 10:51 am
RBC London/St. Thomas Commercial Banking team would like to express our sincere sympathy to Anne's family and friends. Anne was a great lady that helped many in the community, especially new Canadians. She will be missed.
January 13, 2014, 4:45 pm
Please accept my heartfelt condolences.
The news of Anne's passing brings much sadness.
She was one of a few people who were part of my first years in Canada.
There are a few only who could compare with Anne's dedication in helping many to become who they are today through her vision.
Thank you Anne.
Rest in peace.
January 8, 2014, 10:14 pm
I was so sorry to hear of Anne's passing. She was so welcoming to when I first moved to London and started working at one of the partner agencies of WIL. She was compassionate and passionate about her work and the people she served. Her presence will be deeply missed by so many. Her advocacy and caring made a difference in so many people's lives. Rest in peace, Anne.
January 14, 2014, 11:32 am
In the beginning, your vision carried you from a small enterprise to one of the largest and most respected enterprises in the business. Anne, your legacy and touch was felt by more people than can be counted.
I am hoping that your family will find comfort and solace knowing that your contributions to London and beyond will be felt and appreciated for many years to come. May you rest in peace.
January 12, 2014, 9:41 am
I had the privilege of working for Anne at WIL and can state, without a doubt, that London has lost a great leader. Smart, caring, witty, and devoted are the first words that come to mind when thinking about Anne. Rest in Peace. You will be missed.
January 14, 2014, 3:39 pm
What a fitting tribute to a most amazing woman, today's service was. As I looked around the church I saw every social agency represented, big business, the city, the university - they all came to honour a woman who truly cared and made a difference in her community. I am so grateful that our paths crossed 25 years ago and that we remained in touch, albeit not as often as we would have liked, through all the years. You will be greatly missed but your vision will be carried on by many. Rest In Peace, Anne.
January 15, 2014, 12:03 am
What a wonderful and generous friend and community partner you have been, Annie! Your energy, wisdom, grace and perseverance have all been remarkable. I will always carry many very fond memories of our work together and our friendship. My condolences to all family and friends for this sudden and tragic loss. BR
January 7, 2014, 9:01 pm
Sense of humor
loved by many
rest in peace....
January 7, 2014, 9:53 pm
Employment services and client advocacy in London and Middlesex has lost one of our leading ladies. Anne's contribution and legacy will live on. Gone but never forgotten.
January 7, 2014, 10:15 pm
I was honoured to know Anne through our work together at the London & Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership. I deeply respected and admired Anne's courage, leadership, compassion, advocacy and sense of humour. Her tireless work to collaboratively build a welcoming community, her outreach to those in need, and her visionary leadership will be missed. She was a humble giant in our community. Her voice of inclusion and hospitality is her legacy that we carry on. Anne was a friend to many, whose kindness and grace will be greatly missed. I am grateful for the privilege of having known Anne and will continue to learn from the lasting footprint she has left on our community.
Sending warm thoughts to her family, friends and colleagues as we mourn her passing and celebrate her life well lived and well loved.
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