The death of Harold Boyd Langille, husband of Donna Langille, occurred unexpectedly at the Saint John Regional Hospital on July 9, 2019. Born in Tatamagouche, NS, he was the son of the late Roy E. and Alice Maude (Cassidy) Langille.
He graduated from the College of Pharmacy of Dalhousie University in 1958. He began his career with Ross Drug in Fredericton as the Staff Pharmacist and became the Manager of the Ross Drug Clinic in 1960. He assumed the role of Director of Pharmacy at the Moncton Hospital in 1963 and then took on this position with the Saint John General Hospital in 1965.
He was responsible for the reorganization of the Pharmacy Department at the Saint John General Hospital with emphasis on services to the end user through the preparation of medications and expanding the services provided by the Pharmacy Department. Part of his responsibilities were the development of the N.B. Hospital Purchasing Group, later becoming the N.B. & P.E.I. Hospital Pharmacy Group, the Hyperalimentation program for the Saint John General Hospital. He was instrumental in organizing the N.B. Branch of the Canadian Society of Hospital Pharmacists. He was on the committee which developed the standards for the Practice of Pharmacy for the Province of N.B. He was appointed representative for the Minister of Health and Community Services, on the Council of the N.B. Pharmaceutical Society and was the representative on the Med Buy Pharmacy Committee for the Saint John Regional Hospital.
He organized and became the Director of the first and only Pharmacy Residency Program in Atlantic Canada outside the City of Halifax, in conjunction with Dalhousie University, College of Pharmacy, at the Saint John Regional Hospital. The Pharmacy Department became part of the Clinical Clerkship Program for fourth year pharmacy students at Dalhousie University. The Pharmacy Department also became part of the practical training program for Pharmacy Assistants at the N.B. Community College at the Saint John Campus. The Pharmacy Department was part of the High School Co-operative Program for perspective pharmacy students.
He was a member of the Committee planning the design and development of Systems for the Department of Pharmacy for the new Saint John Regional Hospital Facility and the committee that planned the move to this location.
He was a member of the Carleton Union Lodge #8 and was a past member of the Shriners.
Besides his wife Donna, he is survived by his sons; Randal Langille and Scott Langille of Westfield, NB, and Michael Langille of Sayward, BC; his daughter Michele Tracey of Saint John; and his 14 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. His canine companion Booter held a special place in his heart.
He was predeceased by his brother Kenneth Langille and his sister Bernice MacLellan.
Resting at Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road, 646-2424, visiting will take place on Thursday, July 11, 2019, from 3:00 until 6:00 pm. Following cremation the funeral service will be held at 2:00 pm on Friday, July 12, 2019, at the Fundy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will take place at Fernhill Cemetery. Remembrances made to Bobby’s Hospice or the Shriners Hospitals for Children would be appreciated.