Barry Martin Lang
With great sadness, we announce the passing of Barry Martin Lang on December 26, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer.
We all know Barry as hard-working, full of fun, and generous to a fault. He loved to spoil family and friends: outings at the lake swimming, fishing, and tubing; sledding, skiing and tobogganing in the Cariboo snow; golfing; adventures with the grand-puppies; and food, the more varied the better, shared with delightful exuberance. Gatherings with Barry were always lively, warm, inviting and full of laughter. As innumerable family anecdotes can attest, he was always ready with a prank, too. Perhaps to his chagrin, his children were quick studies and happy to return these in kind. Barry has left a legacy of love and laughter that we are sure will always live on in the hearts of those fortunate enough to have known him.
Barry will be greatly missed by all those he has left behind: his loving wife, Leona; daughter Amanda, son-in-law Klaus; daughter Sabrina, son-in-law Jeremy, grandson Eli; daughter Tracey, son-in-law Mike, granddaughter Nyomi; daughter (and golfing partner) Melissa; son Andrew, daughter-in-law Lindsey, grandson Silas; siblings Cynthia, Rod and Gene; brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews too numerous to name yet greatly loved nonetheless.
A gathering for family and friends to celebrate Barry’s life will be announced in the summer. Those wishing to honour Barry’s memory by way of donation are encouraged to do so to the Central Cariboo Hospice Palliative Care Society.
LaPrairie’s Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements.