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.