Leona Louise Ruth MONK

MONK, Leona Louise Ruth

(nee Carlson) 1938 – 2007

Leona left us peacefully in the early morning hours of December 30, after a courageous battle with lung and heart disease. Predeceased by her mother Ruth, father John, and son Kevin, Leona will be survived by her loving husband of 47 years, George; her son, Sean, daughter-in-law (Lorraine); grandsons Dillon (16) and Kevin (9); and a wealth of friends who will miss her terribly.

Leona’s enthusiasm for life, sense of adventure, devilish wit and loving heart will live forever in the hearts and memories of all who loved her. She gathered friends in all facets of her life and held them close forever; friends from childhood, nursing, career, neighborhood, the dog park, fishing, Cabo San Lucas, and those with whom she felt a kindred bond. We all will miss her but our personal and shared memories will bring smiles and laughter to us often.

To live in the hearts of others

is never to die


A celebration of Leona’s life will be held on Saturday January 5 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church 2350 – 148th Street, Surrey, B.C. at 1:30 pm. Tea to follow in the church hall – bring a favorite memory to share.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the SPCA or Peace Arch Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.