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Glen Lang

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GLENDON MICHAEL LANG

March 7, 1948 - March 29, 2024

Glen passed away peacefully on Good Friday, March 29, 2024, at age 76 after more than a year of living with cancer. 

 

Those whose lives he has changed forever include his loving wife Mary, his son, Darin (Erin), his granddaughter, Alexis, his daughter, Diana (Jason) and step grandchildren Sydney and Grace, as well as brothers Dave, Peter, and Chris (Sandra) and brother-in-law Brian (Danielle). 


Glen was born in Montreal but made Winnipeg his home in 1969 with his wife Mary to further his education. After graduating with his PhD, rather than pursue monetary gain with the private sector, Glen decided to stay in academia and conduct research. Early in his adult life, he made a commitment to the Big Brothers Program and that is where he met Scott. That relationship continued, and they became friends more than anything else. He later spent time as a member of Toastmasters, which he didn’t think he would like in the beginning – if you knew Glen you would know that waking up early on a Saturday to present a monologue to a group of strangers was not something he would generally look forward to, the commitment he made showed his love for this self-improvement. Glen’s contribution was to science and knowledge and being a life-long learner, not to make shareholders richer. He helped make the world a better place.


The impact Glen had on his family made them stronger from his insights and knowledge and was an excellent role model for his children, Darin and Diana and his granddaughter, Alexis. Glen’s pragmatic approach to his illness and his ongoing wit and humour made the past year easier for his family. 


Glen treasured family golf games because it meant more time was spent with his children and granddaughter especially when the rest of the family searched for his errant golf balls! And we can’t forget about those daily crosswords - a must! 


Glen changed our life forever and he will be remembered every day with love and affection. 


Thank you to all the wonderful staff who cared for Glen in the clinic and treatment areas of the Buhler Cancer Centre at the Victoria Hospital. Please consider contributions in Glen’s memory to CancerCare Manitoba, as a continuation of making this world a better place.

 

No formal services are planned. 


Glen’s family kindly requests that all of his friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour his memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.

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Memories, Stories and Condolences

 

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Comments (21)
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1 day ago

Mary, we were both so devastated to hear this news and we hope you know that you and your family are in our thoughts.  You both were such close friends to us and even though we lost touch a time or two over the years as we moved around, we never forgot the wonderful adventures we shared. We have hilarious memories of tenting in your front room on Traverse, of many Christmas Eves spent making the rounds while singing Barbara Ann in the car and of scavenger hunts searching for some pretty gross objects. We had so much fun and so many laughs.


For so many years Glen was a constant in our lives and he was such a good friend and was always there for us. He was so genuine and fun loving with an incredible sense of humour and was always up for an adventure. We never knew him to be anything but happy and easy going and there was never a cross word spoken between us. 

We loved him and we are so sorry that he’s gone.

Lorraine and Ken

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3 days ago

Dear Mary,


I am truly saddened to hear of Glen's passing. I can only begin to fathom how difficult this past year has been for you, your grown children, Glen's siblings, and all those whose lives he touched.

I have thought of you over the years, and carry the memory of your bright smile! I hope in time, the happier moments you shared throughout your life with Glen, will be the ones to fill your heart.


Your cousin Patricia (Patsy) Albanese

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Apr 07

Glenn believed in playing the game of golf in his own way. Another belief he had is the popular dictum-happy wife - happy life.

He had many good qualities -pleasant demeanor , calmness, sense of humor,forthrightness.

Throughout our long relationship of fifty plus years, extending all the way back to the immunology days ,we had a friendship that i will miss.


Ted Banach

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Apr 07

I'm so sad to hear about Glens passing. We worked together at Petsecure and we became good friends. Many great lunches and conversations. Glen will always hold a special place in my heart ❤️ Mary and family, my deepest sympathies go out to you.

Brenda Colquhoun

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Apr 05

I am in shock, My childhood best freind who I have thought about many times and always wanted to reconnect with. I have only good thoughts of our times together, elementry school, Rosemount High, McGill. Expo 67 where Glen met Mary. I have missed him all these years and will never forget him. My deapest sympathies to you Mary and all of his children and grand children. Glen will never be forgotten and my memories of him will always live in my heart.

John Matwiy


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Apr 05

Sincere sympathy Mary to you and your family. Glen was a great neighbour and I will miss our visits together and our comments about the neighbourhood. I remember you came to visit julie and I and Glen told me I had the toilet paper on the dispenser backwards . Ha my thoughts are with you and your family Mary take care Mel

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Apr 05

Mary- our thoughts are with you and your family.  Knowing Glen over the  last sixty years ,  I would say “ Glen you never ever changed. You were so pragmatic, a rock of maturity and focus. Your family life , your studies and your research.  I enjoyed every moment we shared together; from Ville St Michelle  in Montreal to our cottage  Mal D’Amour in northern Ontario where you and Mary paddled all day. Your caring and sharing of your  Winnipeg home in my early career left me with a feeling of so much love and respect : then, now and until we meet again. 

You will be missed my friend. 

Gordon Knowlton

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Apr 04

Our life paths crossed for a short time but we always enjoyed Glen’s warm, friendly personality and his sense of humour at our get togethers. Our heartfelt sympathy to the family at this sad time. The small everyday occurrences: laughter, smiles, story telling, times together will be the memories that will keep Glen in your thoughts and hearts forever. His legacy will live on in his children and grandchild. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Wally and Vicky H.

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Apr 04

A good neighbour who was a kind soul and a very thoughtful man, with a dry sense of humour. Our condolences to his family.

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Apr 04

I used to work with Glen at Petsecure, years ago. I remember our conversations fondly. He was always so kind and good for a laugh. He was definitely a person you don't forget. My heartfelt condolences.

Ashley Carriere Vandal

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Apr 04

I worked with Glen at Petsecure for many years. His kindness, compassion, intelligence and humor made him so easy to work with. I know he was a much loved member of staff. I always enjoyed a quick chat or good debate over a wide range of topics. My deepest condolences to his family. He was a kind and gentle soul. My heart is with you. I will treasure my memories of him.

Lisa Logan

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Apr 04

Mary and I were close growing up but have not seen each other in many years. I remember them at their wedding, so young and happy. What I remember most about Glen was his constant smile and his sense of humour. My heart goes out to all of you. Terry Anderson (Mary’s cousin).

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Apr 04

Sorry to hear about the passing of Glen. He will be missed. My condolences to all the family. One memory I still remember with Glen and Mary , was a long drive we had together with my brother and sister, I think it was to Park Safari or the zoo. It was very warm and boring , but you made us sing all these crazy song during most of the drive. It was fun, but probrably a little annoying for you. Allways remembered that time we had together.😊

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Apr 04
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Thank you. Could you add your name to this wonderful memory?

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Apr 04

Very sorry to hear of Glen's passing. Worked with Glen at Petsecure was such a wonderful experience. He always had a smile on his face that was infectious. He will be sadly missed. My condolences to the family.

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Apr 04

Very sorry to hear of Glen’s passing. Working with Glen at Petsecure was a highlight of my adult life. He will surely be missed. My deepest condolences.

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