James Albert (Bert) Lang passed way in the early morning hours of Saturday, May 1, 2010 at Polson North Extended Care Unit at the age of 87.
Bert was born August 27, 1922 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He enjoyed a happy childhood filled with hockey, baseball, canoeing on the river, picnics and family sing-a-longs. He served in the Navy during World War II, earning several commendations for his service. After the war, Bert met wife Doris (Dorie) and the two married in 1947. The couple had three children and then moved to Victoria, BC in 1963. They retired to Vernon, BC in 1985.
Always an active volunteer, Bert served as a scout leader, baseball organizer and coach, packed hampers for the Salvation Army, assisted at Disabled Civilians in Moose Jaw and at Daybreak Adult Day Care Centre in Vernon.
Bert was predeceased by his parents, James Alexander and Violet Pogson Clee, brother William, and sisters Cora, Florence and Rose. He leaves behind his loving wife of 63 years, Dorie, and three children: Gary (Rona), Victoria; Douglas, Vancouver; and Judith (Vlado), Vernon. Bert is also survived by grandchildren James, Anna and Joness and great grandson, Aidan, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and many wonderful friends.
Bert’s family wishes to thank the staff at Polson North for their expert and loving care of both our dad and our mom during Dad’s illness. You were like a family to us and your presence was a blessing. Thank you also to doctors Dippenaar and Kader for your gentle care.
A memorial tea will be held in celebration of Bert’s life on Monday, May 10th at 3 pm at the Spruce Landing Clubhouse, 3900-27 Avenue, Vernon.
In lieu of flowers, friends and family are invited to donate to the Alzheimer Society of BC, 300-828 West 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1E2