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OBERT T. (BERT) LANGRUD (published on September 19, 2011)



OBERT T. (BERT) LANGRUD At home, surrounded by his family, the life of a much beloved man came to a peaceful end. Bert will be forever missed by his loving partner of almost 63 years, Betty; daughter Darlene (Ernie) Borowski; granddaughter Kim (Tim) McMeekin, their children, Briana, Tyler and McKenna; grandson Scott Nolan (Rachael Searle), Hannah, Barry and Mary-Ann Nolan. He was predeceased by his daughter Glenis; his parents, Peter and Ella Langrud; as well as his older sister Thelma Tanton. Bert was born on a small farm outside of Lougheed, Alberta in 1926. He lived on that farm until he joined the Navy and moved to Victoria in 1947. He met the love of his life in 1945 and they were married December 27, 1948 when he was home on leave. Together they raised two daughters, Darlene and Glenis. We lost Glenis at the age of 21 in 1975. In 1951, while still in the Navy, he was transferred to Calgary and then to Edmonton in 1952. In 1953 he went to work as an Insurance Investigator for Retail Credit Company (now known as Equifax Services). Bert remained in the Navy reserves until 1965. In 1959 he was transferred to the Winnipeg office of Retail Credit as Assistant Manager. In 1965 he was moved and promoted to Manager of the Regina office and then in 1969 to the Toronto office. He returned to Winnipeg in 1974 and remained here until his retirement in 1988. He enjoyed a long and distinguished career for 36 years. Bert's hobbies included baseball, curling and gardening. His garden was the envy of the neighbourhood. He was active in these hobbies until the last year of his life. Family was everything to our Papa and he was happy as long as all of us were happy. He was a man of great integrity and we have all learned valuable life lessons from him. A celebration of Bert's life will be held on Friday, September 23, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. at Headingley United Church, 110 Bridge Road in Headingley. The family wishes to thank Dr. Mark Elkin and Dr. Jerry Krcek for their compassionate care during his illness. We will be eternally grateful to Dana Jamault, our amazing Palliative Care nurse, who became like part of our family in such a short time. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Khartum Ladies Auxiliary at 344 Whytewold Road, Winnipeg, MB R3J 2W5 or a charity of your choice. This organization uses 100% of all donations to aid children living with disabilities in Manitoba. For those who wish to sign the online Guest Book please visit our website. Chapel Lawn www.chapellawn.mb.ca 885-9715


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