Lang, Jean Elizabeth

Lang – Jean Elizabeth Lang (nee Renton),  beloved wife of Reg, passed away January 1, 2018 at Donwood Manor in Winnipeg Manitoba at age 83.  Jean was born at Deloraine, Manitoba on July 10, 1934 to Jack & Margaret Renton. She was predeceased by her parents and her brother Hugh. She is survived by her loving husband Reg; son Murray (Birgit) of Airdrie, Alberta and their daughters Jenica (Jonatan Gimenez) of Airdrie and Jordanna (Jeremy Maher) and son Terrence and daughter Dylan of Airdrie; son Garry (Lorraine) of Winnipeg, Manitoba and their daughter Jackie (Sean Bend) and son Ashley of Winnipeg and their son Geoff (Katelyn) and their daughter Thea of Ashern Manitoba; and thirteen nieces and nephews. Jean and Reg were married at Deloraine, Manitoba in 1958 and celebrated 59 years of marriage on August 23, 2017.  She attended school at Hazeldean and Deloraine and in 1954 graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Science (Home Economics) degree. She worked as a District Home Economist for the Manitoba Department of Agriculture in Souris and Brandon. She spent many summers as a judge for numerous Agricultural Fairs in South Western Manitoba. She also worked with Reg in his businesses and also at the Souris Post Office until she retired in 1995. She lived most of her life in Souris, moving to Brandon in 2015 and then Winnipeg in 2017 due to health challenges. Jean was a great supporter of Souris and was actively involved in many community activities.  She was an Executive of Minor Ball, Minor Hockey, Souris Ladies Curling Club and Souris Golf Club.   She was a member of the St. Paul’s United Church, the Souris Ladies Auxiliary and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. She developed a passion for golf later in her life and played regularly until 2004. She was also an avid sports fan. She spent many hours at the Souris arena supporting local hockey and curling teams. She had traveled across Canada to attend curling events, from Victoria to New Brunswick. She watched countless Blue Jays, Blue Bombers, Jets and curling games on TV. Jean and Reg spent many winters in Palm Springs, Mesa and Texas and loved having friends and family visit and stay with them.  Jean was known for her quick wit and her dry humour, her love of “sweets” (especially her chocolate chip cookies), her fondness for puzzles and especially for her devotion to her family. A “Celebration of Life” was held on February 10, 2018 at the Souris St. Paul’s United Church, followed by her internment at the Souris-Glenwood Cemetery, with Rev. Harvey Hurren officiating. Since her passing, her family has been comforted by the many acts of kindness which have helped us all through this difficult time.  We truly appreciate the visits, flowers, cards and remembrances of a “special life.”  A special thanks goes to Kowalchuk’s Funeral Home and Rev. Hurren for their support.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

19 thoughts on “Lang, Jean Elizabeth”

  1. So sorry to hear about the passing of Jean….she was the type of lady I could talk to for hours…rest in peace. Cathy Phair

  2. We are so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families.

    Sincerely Linda and Dennis.

  3. Murray, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I am sure you will miss her dearly. Thinking of you and your family at this sad time, Cheryl Tanguay

  4. Murray & Garry;
    Sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing.
    May she rest in peace.
    All the very best to you both and your families.

    Sincerely
    Tim Fitzsimmons

  5. So sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. She was such a nice lady who always had a friendly word and warm welcome whenever we met. I had the opportunity to see her at Thea’s baby shower. She was a very proud great grandma. My condolences to Reg, Garry, Murray and families. I’m sure you’ll miss her greatly. Our thoughts are with you at this sad time.

    Darlene & Greg Maywood and families

  6. Reg, Murray and Garry. How very sad to hear about your loss. Jean was one of my favourite people. I have such great memories from when she lived with us so long ago. She will be missed.

  7. So sorry to learn about your Mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rob and Vivian O’Neill

  8. We’re so sorry to hear of Jean’s passing. We have so many great memories of her, from our initial meeting when a group of us shared a house in New Brunswick during the Canada Games, to countless hours at curling rinks following the boys around to competitions and group weekends at our cottage. We will miss her great sense of humour (even when she was in a lot of pain with her back), her “no b.s.” attitude, and her huge heart. We are so sorry for your loss.

  9. Reg, Murray and Garry so sorry to hear about Jean’s passing. She was a wonderful woman. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
    Jeannie and Laurie Sutton

  10. Murray and Garry
    So sorry to hear about your Mom
    I remember her fondly as a gracious lady in every way
    Treasure your memories
    Fran Jackson

  11. Reg ,Murray ,Garry and families
    Sorry to hear about Jean we are thinking about you guys at this difficult time

    Greg and Wanda Cameron
    Darlene and Murray and Jackie

  12. Reg, Murray and Garry
    Sincerest sympathies on the loss of Jean.
    I always enjoyed my visits with her and rehashing of old and new stories.
    My thoughts and prayers to you all.

  13. Very sorry to hear about Jean. Condolences to Reg, Garry and Murray and families. Our thoughts are with you.

    Helen and Debra Kain

  14. Dear Lang Family …. our sincere condolences.
    Our Sister Jean, your wife and mother, was the embodiment of the Beta Sigma Phi motto, “life, learning and friendship”. She lived and shared her life with her sisters to the fullest. She was always open to new ideas and eagerly willing to share her abundant talents. Her friendship knew no boundaries and her huge hugs, friendly smile and sense of humour was unparalleled. She will be greatly missed.
    “Words cannot contain our love. She was, she is … our Sister”.

  15. My sincere sympathy go out to all of Jean’s family for their loss. My memories are life long involving Jean and her family, as I grew up on her parents farm south of Deloraine. Summer holidays always had Garry & Murray coming to spend time with Jack and Hugh at the farm. I hope your memories help you through this sad time.
    Shelly (Potter) Davidson

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