With huge sadness we announce the sudden passing of Basil Lang. Born in Belfast Ireland, Basil came to Canada at age 18. He received a B.S.C. and B.Ed. and began teaching in Grande Prairie. In 1972, he moved his family to Courtenay and worked as a surveyor for Wagner & Associates. The family next moved to Port McNeil where he worked for RD Mount Waddington. Later, Basil ran a consulting business and then finished his career teaching at North Island College. He retired in the Comox Valley and spent his winters in Mexico.
Basil is remembered by his wife Gwyn; sons Tim (Becky and Billie), Dave (Donna, Roman and Lilly), and Rob (Erica, Paris, Sophie and Esme); brother Ian (Judy); sister Hazel Fullerton; the Reilly's (Mike, Lesa, Keiran, Kalen, Duff and Chichi) as well as countless family and friends. He was predeceased by his brother Norman and sister Dinah Patterson.
Basil was highly active, a great athlete and avid traveler. He was known for his love of life including camping and teaching as well as his love of Irish Drinking Songs which he would play to anyone.
A Wake will be held at Sunnydale Golf Club on Saturday, October 12 from Noon until 4 pm.
Please bring a story to share. No flowers but if you wish, you can instead make a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation on Basil's behalf.
Published in Comox Valley Echo from Oct. 8 to Oct. 9, 2013