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'Brenda in Alouette Lake on May 2 this year. A brave

Gallery owner and community volunteer Brenda Alberts passes away

The owner of Birthplace of B.C. Gallery died peacefully in Hospice on Monday night after a short battle with cancer

  • Jul. 28, 2016 7:00 p.m.

Long-time Fort Langley resident and business woman Brenda Alberts has died.

Alberts passed away peacefully late Monday night at Abbotsford Hospital after a short battle with cancer, according to her husband, former Township of Langley mayor, Kurt Alberts.

Alberts was perhaps best known for owning and operating the Birthplace of B.C. Gallery in Fort Langley, but in addition to being a champion for local artists, she was also a huge sports fan and was known for her involvement with local charitable events, including the Relay for Life.

Her gallery is located across the Glover Road from the Fort Langley cemetery, where in 1999, she helped to revive the annual Remembrance Day ceremony, which today draws thousands to the cenotaph each Nov. 11.

A celebration of Brenda Albert’s life will be held on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 2 p.m. at Christian Life Assembly, 21277 56 Ave, Langley.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to Langley Hospice.