It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Gordon Lloyd Langille on March 19, 2023, at the Saint John Regional Hospital, surrounded by the love of his family. He was born in Saint John on May 22, 1942, to the late Lloyd and Mildred (MacDonald) Langille.
Gordon grew up in St. Martin’s, graduating from St. Martin’s School before going to NBCC to learn the art of welding. He worked in Welding and Engineering for the majority of his career in management at Saint John Shipbuilding. In his remaining years he could be found at Debly Enterprises spending time welding and managing the machine shop. He was a very hard-working man, who had his full-time career but also spent time gardening, going to horse shows and breeding German Shepherd dogs. Gordon was a lover of animals but was tough as nails when it came to people. He was not quiet – you knew when he was in the room – and he had an opinion about nearly everything, which he was happy to share. He was selective and the people that he chose to have in his circle, he cared about deeply. Gordon was an avid reader of anything historical. He loved history and learning about different places, and in his later years he started to buy, sell and trade historical books. Gordon never stopped moving and always liked to be doing something. He was an old school type of guy, who let his soft side show only when it came to his close friends and family. He will be deeply missed by so many.
He is survived by his wife, Beverly Langille; sons, Duane (Enid), Brent (Lisa) and Todd (Cherilyn); his daughters, Kyla (Glen) and April (Tim); 9 adored grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; his sisters, Bonnie Murrins, Pam Clayton, Brenda (Stanley) Gamble, Sherry (Donnie) Weston, Elsie Atwell and Donna (Jackie) Ellis, Katie (Raymond) O’Donald, Verna Huttges as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, his special friends, Gloria and puppy, Buddy. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his infant daughter, Kayshia; his brother, Roger Langille and his sister Sydney Paulley.
Gordon’s family would like to extend a heartfelt message of gratitude to the Debly family – Majid and Kim and their three girls (who Gordon often thought of as his son and daughter-in-law and grandchildren) and Habib and Cara. All of you were so special to him and we can’t begin to thank you enough for all of your kindness and generosity to our family over all of these years.
Arrangements are entrusted to Fundy Funeral Home, 230 Westmorland Road (646-2424) where visitation will take place on Friday from 2-4 & 6-8pm. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 25 at 1pm from the Fundy Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will take place at Mosher Hill Cemetery in the spring. For those who wish, memorial donations in Gordon’s memory to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by his family. Those who are unable to attend the service are invited to watch it by clicking on the following link: https://event.forgetmenotceremonies.com/ceremony?c=9472c8de-6e16-4437-b37b-be3fbc1e34a9
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