Eamonn Lavelle, 67, died July 4th 2009 at Langley Memorial Hospital after a 2-month battle with brain cancer. Eamonn was born on March 8th, 1942 in Sligo Ireland, to Patrick and Belinda (Naughton) Lavelle. He was the youngest of six children. Eamonn’s love of music and football (aka soccer) started in his youth. He was an lifelong fan of Manchester United, as well as Ireland’s George Best, even after immigrating to Victoria BC Canada in 1973, moving to White Rock 1984 and Fort Langley in 2006. Eamonn was an avid accordion player, and gave freely of his time to entertain with the Enniskillen Accordion Marching Band (26 year member), Harry and Friends and Pride of Erin at parades, Elks and other venues.
Eamonn is survived by his wife Margaret, daughter Siobhan and her husband Jack, and grandchildren Jacob and Scarlett deBad all of Fort Langley. He is further survived by his sister Ellamay Lawson (Alfred) of Scotland, many nieces, nephews, and other relatives in England, Ireland and Canada. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers Martin, Patrick and John, and sister Anne. His funeral service will be held Tuesday, July 14th at 2 p.m. at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Walnut Grove, Langley followed by an Irish wake for friends and family at the Elks Club on George St., White Rock. For those who wish there will be prayers and a viewing on Monday, July 13th at 5 p.m. at the church noted above. As Eamonn was an avid rose gardener, if desired, flowers may be sent to the church for the service.