Blanche Rhea Louttit

June 13th, 2021

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that the family of Blanche Rhea Louttit announce her peaceful passing on June 13th, 2021 in Vernon, BC (age 95).

Blanche was born in Brooks, Alberta, on April 9 1926 to John and Loveanna Tourganeau. In 1945 Blanche married Joseph Miller and had one daughter (Caroline) before moving to Armstrong in 1948 where the couple had two other daughters (Yvonne and Esther). She remarried in 1974 to Donald Louttit and the couple had many happy years. Blanche is predeceased by Joseph Miller, Donald Louttit, grandsons Ronald Moore and Kyle Moore, her loving parents, and many brothers and sisters.

Blanche loved family, fishing, and of course her faith. Never let it be said that Mom let anyone win at cards, she played to win. She was an active member in her beloved community of Armstrong. The Catholic Women’s League, Armstrong Loan Cupboard, Meals to Wheels, Armstrong Hospital Auxiliary, and the Armstrong Legion Ladies are a few of the many organizations she was involved with. Blanche had many losses in her life but her faith and optimism always got her through. She was happiest when surrounded by her family and the music that would always accompany their gatherings.

Blanche is survived by her brothers: Raymond (Yvette) Tourangeau and Hector (May) Tourangeau. She is also survived by her daughters Caroline (Omer), Yvonne (Vern), and Esther (Vic). She will also be missed by her extended family, and the nieces and nephews of Don Louttit. With 9 loving grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 5 great great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews, Blanche will always be remembered.

A private Catholic Mass Funeral will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church (3335 Patterson Street, Armstrong). Click the link to view the live stream: http://www.myalternativeslive.ca/

Messages:

Love you Auntie Blanche, sure will miss you, love to all the family ♥️

A truly remarkable lady!!! She will be so missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all if you.

Our thoughts are with you all today.

You were loved by many and you will be truly missed!

She had a beautiful laugh and loved to laugh often. I'll always remember her playing cards with mom, dad Uncle Hector and Aunt May. And of course, the music... Our sincere condolences Carrie, Omer, Esther and Yvonne.

Lovely lady to have known and all the debates her and Tig had our condolences to everyone my sister in law Carrie and Omer love and hugs j

My sincere sympathies to Blanche's many loved ones. She was one fine, intelligent and optimistic lady who leaves a legacy to be admired. I'll forever appreciate the wisdom and support she imparted as an active member of the Seniors' Activity Centre that helped in keeping it running smoothly. I can still see that smile!

Cards stories laughter and music. These are the things I think of as I remember Aunt Blanche. Take care Carrie, Yvonne, and Esther. Big hugs to you and all your families.

Blanche was both my favourite aunt as well as my Godmother. My parents chose her because of her strength, her faith, her love of family and her love of life. These were the qualities that would see her through the blessings and sorrows which made up her life's story. My fondest memories were of visiting their home outside Armstrong where we were met with warm, welcoming embraces. Blanche (Auntie Blanche to me) had that special sparkle in her eye, a passionate drive to overcome any hurdle and a warmth that drew others to her. Love to you Auntie Blanche and my cousins, Carrie, Yvonne and Esther.

I always loved working with Blanche on Catholic Women's League projects, whether in the hall kitchen or IPE booth. As a convert, Blanche was my role model for happy spirituality in all things.

A very special Aunt to my husband Alexander but known by everyone as Joe. We wish to send our love and condolences to cousins,Caroline, Yvonne and Ester. Also to Hector and Raymond Tourangeau. And all the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Blanch touched many lives and all of us have been blessed to have her in our lives. Another angel got her wings. Fly high, We love you.

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