Lang, George Reginald

Lang: George Reginald (“Reg”) was born at Coulter, MB on January 16th, 1931 to Frank and Ethel (Murray) Lang in a family of five sons and four daughters. He was predeceased by his wife Jean, his parents, an infant brother Everett, brothers Francis (Sonny) & Murray who were killed in World War 2, brother Andy, sisters Jean Downey, Dorothy Downey Margaret Greaves & Lorraine Richardson, sister-in-law Ila Lang, brother-in-law’s Louis Downey, Leighton Downey, Gerald Greaves & George Richardson. 

He is survived by:

– his son Murray (Birgit), their daughters Jenica (Jon) and Jordanna (Jeremy)

– his son Garry (Lorraine), their daughter Jackie (Sean) and their son Geoff (Katelyn)

– great grandchildren Ashley, Terrence, Dylan, Thea, Avery, and Rio.

– and many nieces and nephews.

Reg and Jean were married at Deloraine MB. on August 23rd, 1958 and celebrated 59 years of marriage on August 23rd, 2017.

Reg attended school at Coulter, Lyleton and Brandon. In August 1948 he attended the University of Winnipeg for teacher training and then went to teach at Coultervale school. In 1949 he moved to Souris to work for his uncle Andy Murray and his son Del Murray at Murray’s Farm Equipment, after which he worked for 5 years at Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1959 he started in Brandon as an insurance adjuster, then in 1960 became the Manager of the Souris Credit Union.  In 1969 he started Lang Insurance & Real Estate. After attending Auction school, he worked with Kirbyson Auctions, which eventually became Lang Auctions. In 1971 he and his brother Andy opened Lang Motors in Souris. In 1975, partnered with Bill Boorman, he opened the Souris Chicken Delight, In 1981 he was appointed Magistrate.

He was a member and secretary-treasurer of the Souris Golf Club, Souris Curling Club, and Souris Glenwood Chamber of Commerce for several years. He was also the announcer for the Souris Cardinal ball games and the Souris Elks hockey games. He was a member of St. Paul’s United Church and sang in the choir, a member of the Souris Elks Lodge, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Masonic Lodge, Souris Flying Club, Parks Board and proudly served on the Souris Fire Brigade for over 30 years.

Reg loved to golf and won several trophies including the Dr. L.W. Knight trophy in 1966, 1970 and 1990. In 1994 and 1998 he was the Senior Men’s Champion and medalist at the Tamarack tournament at Clear Lake. He was particularly proud of the trophy presented to him in 2006 for 55 consecutive years entered in the Minot ND golf tournament.

Although they always wanted to stay in Souris, in 2016 Reg & Jean reluctantly moved to Brandon, then Winnipeg, due to Jean’s health care needs. It was very difficult for them to have to move away and Reg was always a great supporter of Souris. 

Reg passed away peacefully on January 31, 2023 in Winnipeg with his sons Murray & Garry at his side.

Funeral service was held at St. Paul’s United Church, Souris, on Saturday, April 29, 2023. Interment to follow at the Souris & Glenwood Cemetery Columbarium. In memory of Reg, donations may be made to the Souris Glenwood Community Foundation, Box 518, Souris, MB  R0K 2C0. 

13 thoughts on “Lang, George Reginald”

  1. Deepest Condolences to the whole family. Another couple reunited. Back to the 5 p.m. Happy Hour. We all sure have great memories of our summers in the park. I had just talked to Reg for his Birthday. I will sure miss him.

  2. Reg, what a character! We have so many fun memories of times spent with him. Playing piano at legion New Year’s Day, or at the many house parties and Dad would sing. Al and our boys enjoyed hunting and the meetings afterwards in the lodge! Sincere condolences to you M and Gary and families.

  3. I was sorry to see that Reg had died.
    Reg was a strong contributor to the welfare and
    advancement of the town of Souris.
    I worked for and with Reg.He was a good teacher and
    better friend.We shared lots of laughs and good times.

    R I P Reggie

  4. Our deepest condolences to the family. Our families spent many hours together so I have a lot of fond memories.

    Nancy (Young) & Bob Stewart

  5. Dear Murray and Garry and your families,
    My heart is sad that my “big sister” and Reg are both gone. They have earned their peace and so glad your Dad got to spend his last years near you and Lorraine. I talked to Reg not that long ago and his proudly told me all about his family. He was watching the golf channel!
    Take care and let me know when you’re having his service. Love you you all.

  6. Sincere condolences to Murray, Garry and families. Very fond memories of both Reg and Jean. May you get some comfort from your memories.

  7. So sorry to hear of Reg’s passing. Condolences to Garry, Murray and your families.
    I have fond memories of the Minnesota golf trips with a
    Reg and all of the Langs. I especially remember when someone said “Reg tell us a story”.

  8. Murray & Family, Garry & Family,
    Many fond memories of both Jean and Reg. They were always so friendly and good to both of us (like a mom and dad)! Reg was so proud of his family and we know you will miss him. Condolences for your loss.

  9. Murray & Birgit,

    Our sincere condolences to you and your entire family.

    Garth Coad & Yolande Pestaluky

  10. So sorry Murray and Garry. You know I have many great memories of your mom and dad. Thinking of you today.

  11. We have many fond memories of time spent with the Lang family over the years !! We know you have a huge hole in your hearts … thinking of Murray Garry and families at this sad time .

  12. My thoughts are with you all today as you honor Reg and let him go. My intentions were to be at this service but I am unable to drive today.
    There are many memories of good times with Reg and Jean over the years. We do drift apart over those years too but always friends!
    Peace to all of you. Reg will be missed. Lorna Cowan

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