May Langley

May Langley Ida

October 1, 1939 - August 20, 2023

As published in the September 11, 2023 World-Spectator


Ida May Dauncey was born on October 1, 1939 at Tisdale, Saskatchewan. She was the only child of Stanley Dauncey and Mary Bell.

At a young age, Ida and her mom returned to Rocanville in 1949. Ida took her schooling in the Ferndale District.

In 1958 she married Ted Langley and together they had six children: Stan, Tim, Bob, twins Noreen and Norleen, and Sheldon.

Ida was a very hard worker and she proved that by putting countless hours into working on the farm milking cows and helping with the harvest.

Later on in life she entered into a new relationship with Nick Hayden in which a daughter was born, Nicolle Mary Madeline on July 1, 1974.

Ida went on to be a cook, mill operator, special care aide, taxi driver, bar bouncer and spent countless hours being a grandma, to not only her own, but to everyone who needed one.

Gramma will be remembered for her love of knitting, card playing, bingo and visiting with everyone, especially when doing a garbage dump run.

I’d like the memory of me
to be a happy one.
I’d like to leave an afterglow
of smiles when life is done.

I’d like to leave an echo
whispering softly down the ways,
of happy times and laughing times
and bright and sunny days.

I’d like the tears of those who grieve,
to dry before the sun;
of happy memories that I leave
when life is done.