Irvin Henry Lang

June 4, 2020 5 Condolences Print Obituary

September 12, 1931 - May 25, 2020

On Monday May 25, 2020 Irvin Lang passed away at the age of 88.

He will be sadly missed by his six children, Judy, Duane, Sharon, Colleen, Mardell, Blake and five grandchildren, as well as his brothers, Donald, Ted and Allan.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Rita in 2014.

Irvin was born just south of Edmonton in the Colchester area to parents Fred and Amelia, and homesteaded there with his family before heading to college and working in logging camps in the Hinton, Slave Lake area. He worked hard his life, building houses, working full time at Canada Packers and raising his family, had a love for his dogs and cats and was a very crafty woodworker and wine maker into his retirement years where he lived with Rita in the Ardrossan area. We will miss his warm smile, sense of humour and all his stories of growing up on the farm with his brothers and all his wisdom that he had. He was a most intelligent man and stickler to detail, he never left a stone unturned and was highly organized. Our father taught us good values and made us all the strong people we are today. We will miss him dearly.

Rest well father, you and mom are together again!

Cremation to take place at Trinity Funeral Home and a small family celebration will be held at a later date.

  1. Rest In Peace dad.
    You Are gone but will not be forgotten. I love you dad
    You are with mom now

  2. We send you our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your father. Irvin was always my big brother and we had some great times growing up on the farm. I was always amazed at his capacity for hard work. He would ride his bicycle the 4 miles to Colchester school all year even when it was cold windy days and then milk the cows by hand when he got home. Being 6 years younger I had it easy compared to him. I regret that I never got to see him more often as we had many of the same interests.
    His memory will always be with me.

    • I’ll miss my dad’s stories about the old days and telling me about Edmonton when he was young and how much its changed. When I was growing up, I thought my dad was the smartest person in the world. He could answer any question I threw at him. He made me the strong determined woman I am today, teaching me to have good values and being capable of taking care of myself. I am glad he didn’t suffer too long, and although I will miss him dearly, I’m grateful I had him his whole life.
      Rest In Peace Dad, I hope you and mom are together again.

  3. I spent a lot of time with my Dad. We would work together graveling houses or whatever side jobs he could crab while I was growing up. He was always a very hard worker. Was very sad as he got older, watching him deteriorate. I will always remember you and everything we did together as son and father. Miss you Dad

  4. I cannot say, and I will not say, that he is dead. He is just away. With a cherry smile, and a wave of the hand, he has wandered into an unknown land and left us dreaming how very fair it needs must be, since he lingers there. Think of him still as the same.
    J.W. Riley
    You will be missed dad.
    Love you

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