John Allan Lang
11 January, 1947 – 22 July, 2020
Peacefully, after a long battle with cancer, our beloved John passed away at Riverview Health Centre at the age of 73 years.
He will be sadly missed by his family, many friends and all those he has known over the years. He leaves his wife of 51 years, Kathy, son Chris, daughter-in-law Geneen and granddaughter Renee, daughter Caroline, son-in-law Dave and grandson Alec and granddaughter Avril.
John was born in Winnipeg to Stan and Elsie Lang (nee Bergstrom). He grew up in Winnipeg and attended Churchill High School. He was a hard worker, generous and had a good sense of humor. He liked being with people and enjoyed spending time with friends and family. He married Kathy Woodcock in 1969 and they had two children, Chris and Caroline.
In 1972, he started a business, Saturn Industries Ltd which manufactured custom trailers and slings. He spent his life running the business with his partner Keith Fisher, Kathy, Chris and many skilled co-workers he appreciated. He retired in September 2017.
Early on, John enjoyed hunting and fishing. Then in the early eighty’s John and Kathy started building a cottage at Grindstone Provincial Park. This cottage became a great gathering place for family and friends and was a place John truly loved.
John loved travelling. He had hoped to spend a long retirement in Florida and at Grindstone Park. The time ended up being shorter than expected but he made the most of it.
Thank you to the staff at Cancer Care Manitoba and Riverview Health Centre for all the care provided. Thank you to everyone for their kind wishes and support.
Due to Covid-19 precautions, we will be having a small private family service.
In lieu of flowers, please donate to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation or Riverview Health Centre Foundation.
A private family service will be held.
John Allan Lang
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Rob and brenda Johnson
July 29, 2020
Brenda and I met John and Kathy about 37 years ago at the lake we have had many cherished memories together. John was often a mentor to me in business often i had real tough questions he allways had a good answer and a plan to follow up.
John loved to travel ,we had a special time with him and Kathy in Mexico, we offered to go on a dune buggy ride john said no thanks so we asked would he come on a boat tour with us well it turned out the boat or was far more adventurous then the average dune buggy ride in the end we all had a riot and he never forgot that day. Most of us are lucky if we have one or two good friends in our life . John had several Once you were his friend it was for life some of his best friends like Doug communicated with John weekly for over 50 years John had many friends including suppliers, accountants or even a lawyer if you had John's back chances are you stayed at his vacation homesand are best of friends. he was always very generous with what he had. John always did exactly what he wanted and I'm sure his bucket list was empty not many of us can say the same.. John loves boating and even though he didn't do it as much after his good friend Raymond passed he still loved going out with friends or family even if it was just once a year he said it was well worth it.
John was the mayor of northcliffs and like everwhere he goes he made many good friends .
We will miss happy hour that often turned into happy day,he will still be with us in our hearts and minds.
A bunch of us had rum and diet coke today in following will's lead we suguest all of you do the same
July 28, 2020
I first met John when I was a teenager building our cabin at Grindstone with my father many years ago. John became friends with both my father and I. We had many laugh's and drink's over the years as well as sharing many memorable stories. I am much older now but still had the pleasure up till just recently of sharing these good times with John,Kathy and many of the neighbors at Grindstone. Those times will be missed. Raising a drink for you John.
July 25, 2020
My family will miss John. It is hard to read this, my tears roll down my face. Know that John was talked about highly, many times down at Ingulf. May you feel piece that he is missed by us all. I was lucky to have had a of chances to tip a couple back in the shop on a Friday with Ace Doug and John. (BIG HUGS) to all that needs them.
Jerry & Terry Spivak
July 24, 2020
We’re so sorry to hear of John’s passing John was very good to me and his friends. We were once partners in a fishing lodge and basically put and kept everything together he was that good and throughout business ventures we had business dealings right until we both retired. I hope Kathy,Chris and Caroline can find solace that all his friends loved and respected him r.i.p. John Jerry and Terry Spivak