March 26, 1929 – September 29, 2012
at the age of 83 years
LANG – Bernard Calvin passed away peacefully on September 29, 2012 at the Piccadilly Care Center in Salmon Arm, BC.
Born March 26, 1929, on Easter Sunday, in Regina, Saskatchewan- he was fondly known as Bunny his entire life. With his parents, June & Mathew Lang, the family moved west in 1941 and settled in Hammond, BC.
Bunny married Beverley Edna Lawrence on June 30th, 1950 and in 1956 moved to what became the family home on the Alouette River in Haney, BC where they created wonderful memories for friends and family.
Bunny had an illustrious career that included the Hammond and Ruskin Mills, Highway Auto Wreckers, First Avenue Shell Station, Hemlock Valley Ski Resort, Trans Canada Glass (Maple Ridge), and Rainbow Glass (Chase/Salmon Arm). He loved home cooking and at 82 was still making his own perogies and cabbage rolls. He enjoyed gardening, traveling, a good hockey game, and always had a wealth of projects on the go.
Predeceased by his wife Beverley (2004), his brother, Harold ‘Bud’ Lang (1968), his sister-in-law Charlotte Price (2011), and his son-in-law, Michael J. Mulholland (1998).
He is lovingly survived by his daughters Carol Hamilton of Mission,BC, Caryn Stewart (Phil) of Blind Bay,BC, Penny Richter (Wolfgang) of Port Coquitlam, BC and Valerie Lang (Tad Donnan) of Bainbridge Island,USA, and his many grandchildren, great grand-children, nieces, nephews, and extended family. Bunny was a loving husband, grandpa, and friend to all. He was a great Dad!
He will be fondly remembered for his ‘character’ status, his colorful personality, his ingenuity to do such things as fix a fan belt with a pair of pantyhose, turn a riding lawn mower into a hot rod, and his ability to tell engaging stories about his eventful life.
Bunny will be missed by his family, by his friends in the coffee shops, and all his friends gathered along the way.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Shuswap Lodge, Munro’s Pharmacy, and the Piccadilly Care Centre for their care of Bunny over these last years.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Bunny’s memory may be made to Shuswap Lake General Hospital or a charity of your choice and would be much appreciated.
Two ‘Celebration of Life’ events will be held 1) Saturday, October 20th, 2:00 pm at Toby’s Café, Sorrento, BC. 2) Sunday, November 11th, 2:00 pm Maple Ridge Golf Course, Maple Ridge, BC.
My deepest sympathies to you and your families. May all your wonderful memories help you at this time of loss.
My thoughts are with you all.
Take care, one day at a time.
Please take comfort knowing that we share in your loss of “Bunny”. We always enjoyed seeing and visiting with him on his walks with buttons down here to the next level in the park. We thought he was witty and had such a sly little smile. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts are with you all at this time.
Marilyn, Dennis, Pekoe and Lily.