Mr. Werner Langer

Mr. Werner Gunther Langer

Wednesday, May 10th, 1933 - Friday, May 31st, 2019
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Werner Gunther Langer, age 86 years, passed away on Friday, May 31, 2019, finally ending his struggle with Parkinson's Disease.

Werner was born and educated in Germany, he emigrated to Canada in 1957. He Married Sue in 1962 and they lived in the Toronto/Mississauga area until 1972 when they came to Thunder Bay. A highly skilled cabinet-maker, Werner worked in Germany and Toronto for various furniture and piano companies including Heinzmann and Mason & Risch until changing careers and becoming a woodworking teacher. Together, their family settled in Thunder Bay where Werner taught at Selkirk Collegiate and Vocational Institute until its closing and then at Churchill High School until his retirement in 1993. His enjoyment in life was his family, his workshop and garden and target shooting with the Lake Superior Pistol Club.

Survived and sadly missed by his wife of 56 years, Sue; daughter, Diane (Ajax, ON); son, Andrew (Ottawa, ON) and friends from the Selkirk and Churchill school families.

Predeceased by his parents and brother.

We would like to express our deepest appreciation to Dr.'s Allison and Malik for their excellent care over the years and to Dr. Janhunen while Werner was in Pinewood Court. As well, we would like to express our sincere gratefulness to the staff of Wesway, Superior Elder Care, Superior Foot Care and the staff of the Kingfisher Unit at Pinewood Court for their care and support in the latter years of Werner's life. You are all so very much appreciated.

Honouring Werner's wishes there will be no formal service. Cremation has taken place and a private interment will take place at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to Simpler Times Cremation Centre, 223 N May Street at Cameron.

If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Wesway, Lifewater Canada or the thunder Bay and District Humane Society.
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Pat and Diane Boivin

Posted at 11:13am
We were saddened by the news of Werner's passing and will always appreciate his ability as a skilled craftsman.
Our deepest sympathy to the Langer family. Pat and Diane Boivin.

Shawn Martin

Posted at 11:05am
Sorry to hear,Deepest sympathy to Diane and family.

Diane Langer

Posted at 03:57pm

My father was a quiet man, which is an odd thing for a teacher. He would always take the time to help you learn something new. He always gave advise but only when asked. He had a rare and spontaneous sense of humour, that could leave you gasping for air because you were laughing so hard. He was an amazing cook. An amazing carpenter and a wonderful father. I am surrounded by the beautiful pieces of furniture he lovingly made for me.

My father never had a bad word to say about anybody in his whole life, he was kind and loyal, and of course, to me, very special. And I miss him dearly.

Tom Noble

Posted at 12:58pm
I was in Mr. Langer's woodworking class when i attended Selkirk and also attended Cub Scouts with Andrew.
I will always remember your Dad/Husband for his quiet patience.
Deepest condolences to Andrew, Diane and Sue.
Tom Noble

Rob Sitch

Posted at 11:44am
So sorry for your loss.
Mr. Langer was one of the best shop teachers at Selkirk High School. He defined the word, "Teacher". His patience and humor are memories that I will forever remember. Rest in Peace

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