Maureen Louise Pepin (Puls), née Sankey, leaves to mourn her husband Alfred (Fred) Pepin, daughter Jane, granddaughter Chelsea, and great-grandsons Lliam, James, and Andrew; Pepin relatives Ernie and Paige (Alan), Lynn (Dan), Noah and Jacob; brothers Terry (Norma) and Derek (Irene), and sister Sandra; and many nieces and nephews, cousins, and their children.
Maureen was born in Vancouver, and attended Lord Kitchener Elementary and Lord Byng Secondary. She then attended UBC, where she earned her BA (1955) and her teaching certificate. She later completed her MEd at Western Washington. She taught at Kitsilano and Killarney Secondary schools before moving with her husband to a South Aldergrove farm in 1962. After teaching at Clearbrook Junior for one year, she spent 22 years at Aldergrove Secondary as a teacher and vice-principal. She served as Langley Teachers’ Association president from 1973 to ’74. She became vice-principal at Langley Secondary in 1984 and retired in 1992. She worked part-time at the Langley Education Centre for several years. She was married to A.E. (Fred) Pepin since 1977. Maureen and Fred continued to live on their beef/horse farm in South Aldergrove. Paige (Alan), Jane, Chelsea, Lliam, James and Andrew also live on the farm along with numerous horses.
Maureen was an active member of the Fraser Valley Hunt Club for 13 years and volunteered at the Valley Therapeutic Equestrian Association. She was chairperson of the Langley Scholarship Committee for over 33 years, looking after all of the scholarships for the secondary schools in Langley School District. She was also on the Board of the Langley Foundation for nine years, before turning over all of the scholarship work to the foundation. Since retiring from teaching she has been an active member of the Langley Retired Teachers’ Association, volunteered as a docent at the Langley Centennial Museum for 24 years, edited The Place Between, a history of the Aldergrove area, and compiled the Roads and Other Place Names in Langley, and the History of Langley Schools. She has also been a member of the Langley Heritage Society, along with her husband Fred. The Pepin picnic was her favourite event every August for many years.