Langeler, Frits Cornelius
Nov 13, 1948 – April 3, 2003
Frits fought a brave and courageous battle against cancer. Frits passed away April 3rd, 2003 at home with friends and family by his side. Frits was born November 13th, 1948 in Quesnel, BC. He graduated with honors from high school and attended college in Prince George and went on to the University of Victoria. He was a photographer/reporter for the Cariboo Observer Newspaper in Quesnel. He was an avid tennis player and table tennis player in Quesnel. In the early years, when he first arrived in Courtenay, he helped open and operate a teen drop-in center. Frits also owned and operated a store called Island Typewriters on Duncan Avenue in Courtenay. He then applied his people skills to the auto industry. Frits spent many years in the auto industry and was respected by his peers and customers. He was the sales and business manager of Courtenay Toyota. He was a kind man who always helped people who were less fortunate than him, helping with a meal or a place to stay. Frits enjoyed playing the harmonica and music was always in his life. During Christmas 2002, he would go to the Driftwood Mall in his wheelchair and play for the Salvation Army and at the hospital. Frits was predeceased by his brother Ronnie in 1964 and his father Frederick in 2002. Frits is survived by his son Simon, daughter Melissa, brother Perry (Paula) and their family Nicole and Darian and by his loving mother Joyce. He will be dearly missed and will always be in our hearts and thoughts. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Victoria Cancer Clinic would be appreciated. A Memorial Tea will be held on Saturday, April 12th, 2003 at 11:00 in the Glacier Tea Room in PIERCY’S FUNERAL HOME, 440 ENGLAND AVE. PIERCY’S FUNERAL HOME have been entrusted with arrangements.