July 6, 1919 – Sept 21, 2010
Leda Saprunoff passed away peacefully on September 21st, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She was born in Perdue, Saskatchewan July 6, 1919. As a child she travelled by horse drawn sleigh; as an adult she flew into Odessa chatting with a Cosmonaut.
Regardless of the number of people or the time of day food was graciously prepared and on the table in a matter of minutes. She was renowned throughout the neighborhood for her perogies and borscht. As the mother of two boys she was instrumental in teaching them how to throw a baseball, ride a bicycle, and learn to skate – this on sheets of cardboard laid down on the living room floor. At the age of 75 she could be seen out in the driveway tending goal for upcoming hockey stars.
She enjoyed working at the Bay in Vancouver, always offering a level of personal service above and beyond expectations. When she had the odd moment to herself she was a force to be reckoned with at the bowling alley and the bingo parlour. Her Tupperware parties were the stuff of legends!
She is survived by her sister Mary Maslanka of Langley, her sons Edward and Jack (Shelagh), granddaughters Kim, Shannon, and Megan. Leda’s family wishes to thank the nurses and staff on the Acute Care Ward for their care and support. They especially wish to thank Jan and Judy for being there when Leda needed them most.
A celebration of her life will take place at a later date in Langley. Memorial donations may be made in her name to UNICEF Canada.