Rev. Robert Howard Lang B.A., B.D

May 23, 2021 - December 5, 1929
May 29, 2021 13 Condolences Print Obituary Send Flowers

Bob died peacefully at home, in his 92nd year.  He was born December 5, 1929 in Hamilton, Ont., the son of Harold Harding Lang and Caroline Esther Lang (nee Howard) and died May 23, 2021 in Edmonton, Alta.

Bob is remembered as a man with a strong faith, as a kind caring friend and with much love by his wife of 51 years, Barbara; his son Brian Harold (Tammy) grandsons Jeremy, Joseph, and Timothy of Abbotsford, B.C; his son Colin Howard (Tyler) and expected grandson of Fredericton, N.B. and grandson Gilbert of Sherwood Park.

He was predeceased by his brother Dr. Murray Lang and his sister Dr. Norma Lang, and is survived by  Marnie (Bill) Brehm, Beth (Paul) Cruickshank and Barbara Johnstone,     and their families.

Bob was ordained in 1958 and served in rural parishes of the United Church of Canada in Ont., Sask, and Alberta.  He then served with a group sponsoring refugee families (The  Order of St. Barnabas Refugee Society), where he was known as Mr. Bob, helping many arrivals settle into their new lives in Canada.

A celebration of Bob’s life, led by The Reverend Canon Lorne Manweiler will be live-streamed Monday May 31 at 11 am at

Memorial Donations may be made to St. Timothy’s Anglican Church, 8420 145 St. NW, Edmonton T5R 0P2.

Bob wanted to say Thank you to all who supported, loved and cared for us during this life’s journey together.

  1. My deepest condolences to Barb and the family. Bob was a kind and caring person who always had a great smile. He was a soft spoken man who raised his voice to the Lord he loved so dearly in the choir at St. Tim’s. May he Rest In Peace.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Brian Richardson

  2. Barbara, my sincere condolences on the death of Bob. I so enjoyed conversations with him on the way to and from choir practice. He was a lovely man and he will be missed. Peace to you and the family.

  3. Barbara my sincere condolences to you and your family. Bob was a kind and interesting gentleman. He will be missed.
    Eunice Milligan

  4. My sincerest prayers & condolences to you, Brian & Colin & families. How many years it has been with lots of memories.

  5. Colin’s colleagues at the NB 911 Bureau send sincere condolences to Mrs. Lang, Colin, Tyler, Gilbert, and the entire family during this time of loss. Our thoughts are with you as you celebrate Rev. Lang’s life today and remember him on all of the days to come.

  6. Thinking of you all today as we join you in remembering a gentle soul. All our love Karen, Chris and family. England.

  7. Thinking of you Barbara and extending our sincere sympathy to you and your family. The many happy memories you all shared with Bob will be a great source of comfort to you, your boys and grandchildren.

  8. My deepest condolences.

  9. Our family has nothing but fond memories of our time with Bob (and Barbara). I remember his visits to us in Ontario as we were children, and I was fortunate to have my son visit him in Edmonton before the pandemic. It is unfortunate that my daughter Kinsley never got to meet him in this world due to COVID, but we know how important Bob’s faith was to him, and we look forward to reuniting in Heaven together. Bob’s kind heart and contagious smile will be greatly missed. Our prayers are with Barbara, Brian, and Colin and family during this time.

  10. Thinking and praying for you and your whole extended family as we remember what a wonderful man Uncle Bob was!! My sincere condolences go out to all of you. I love you all dearly even though we are so far away geographically!!

  11. Dear Barb, Margaret and Roland are glad we spent some time with you and Bob this year. We are soddened by Bob’s passing but rejoice that he is no more in pain. Take care.

  12. My deepest condolences to Barbara , Colin, Gilbert and your families. I will remember Bob as a loyal and engaging supporter of the Men’s Breakfast. We will all miss his quick wit and grace.

  13. Thinking of you every day. Love to you all. Such a sad time. Call at any time. Love Sue

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