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Born: Jul 28, 1954

Date of Passing: Apr 28, 2021

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Dennis Langrell lived from July 28, 1954 to April 28, 2021.
He will be loved forever by the families of his sister Jennifer Studler, her husband Peri, and brother Doug Langrell and his wife Donna Breyfogle; close cousins, Shelley McKnight, Kelvin Stewart, Dawne Grenkow and Pam Stewart and their families, Laurie and Shirley Langrell and by a large extended family. He will be remembered also by the many friends, too numerous to list, whom he held so dear, and especially by Eleanor Adams. Dennis was predeceased by his father Ed and mother Eleanor.
Blessed by a sunny, happy childhood on the family farm, nurtured by loving, gentle parents, he enjoyed the adventurous, free life that such an upbringing affords. In time he grew into a curious, well-travelled and well-read individual, absorbing the varied experiences that came his way, always a keen-and opinionated-observer of the human condition.
Dennis will be remembered by most for his love of golf, a game for which his passion was unlimited and his grasp of detail, at least to the fairway-challenged, essentially infinite. An athlete in his younger years, he enjoyed sports of all kinds, and maintained a keen interest and an astonishing, encyclopedic knowledge of the sporting world - throughout his life. He was intensely proud of the achievements of the various communities to which he contributed, from his student council presidency in high school, to his leadership in the Interlake Golf and Country Club and the Manitoba Golf Association, to his more recent volunteer role as a guide at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.
His entire working career, from 1975 till 2010, was devoted to one organization, the Grain Research Lab of the Canadian Grain Commission, and to the many, many colleagues and friends he treasured.
On the whole, it was a lonelier life than those who loved him would have preferred. Though the comfort of a single life partner was not fated for him, his bottomless affection for his family and friends anchored him and remained always the strongest current of his life. He lived the way he wanted; he was loved, and his memory will be cherished forever by those who valued his life so deeply.

"And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love."

Due to COVID a private family interment will take place at a later date.
If friends so desire, memorial donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

Ken Loehmer Funeral Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 08, 2021

Condolences & Memories (16 entries)

  • I was sorry to hear of Dennis' passing. As a Golf Manitoba employee from 1997-2000, I enjoyed working many junior tournaments with Dennis, most notably, the 1999 Manitoba / Minnesota Cup Matches in Hibbing, Minnesota. I would run into Dennis over the years at Golftown or Goldeye games and he always found time to catch up or discuss the old teams. Condolences to his family on their loss. - Posted by: Curtis Farmer (Colleague - Golf Manitoba) on: May 31, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to the entire family on the passing of Dennis. Our families go back many years, with us, along with our parents getting together and sharing family dinners. The tables were always crowded and the dishes were plentiful prepared by Eleanor and Margaret. Such fond memories. Linda (nee Daniel) and Dave - Posted by: Linda and Dave Winmill (Distant Cousins) on: May 28, 2021

  • Dear Doug, Donna and family so sorry to hear of your loss. Always had great interactions with him at work and witnessed his mastery of the golf course. Our thoughts are with you during these difficult times. Gord and Palma Mandigo - Posted by: Gord Mandigo (Friend) on: May 26, 2021

  • I am shocked to hear of Dennis’ passing. I’d like to extend my condolences to Doug and all of the Langrell family. Dennis was always a very polite and respectful person and I enjoyed our periodic conversations during the work day. I’m very sorry Dennis is gone far too young. My sympathies to you all. - Posted by: Brenda Mercer (Former GRL colleague) on: May 26, 2021

  • To Doug, Donna and the extended family, my condolences on the passing of Dennis. Your obituary described him well. We curled together for many years. Fond memories. He's left us, far too soon. Regards, Ron Childerhose. - Posted by: Ron Childerhose (FRIEND) on: May 17, 2021

  • Dear Doug and Donna, I was so sorry to hear from Barbara Rudyk of Dennis' death. I'm sure he is swinging a bat or golf club up in heaven now and coming up with runs and hole-in-ones every time. You will all treasure the good memories of him. My prayers are with you and the family. May you have the special graces you need during this sad time. In deepest sympathy, Chris Butterill, former colleague at the U of M. - Posted by: Chris Anne Butterill (Friend and former colleague of Doug) on: May 13, 2021

  • Doug and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. When I joined the GRL I remember how Dennis was so kind and welcoming to new staff. He was a great athlete and I fondly recall the GRL slo-pitch and hockey teams He was part of. I’ll never forget my inaugural introduction to CGC golf tournaments where I had to tee off after Dennis got a hole in one on the shot before me!! I quickly learned about the golf legend he was in Winnipeg and beyond. Again, my condolences to the Langrell family - Posted by: Doug Declercq (Co-worker / Team member) on: May 13, 2021

  • Dear Doug and Donna, Jennifer and Peri, We are so very sorry for your loss. We know how much Dennis will be missed, and we mourn with you. He was a good man, and we are grateful we had the privilege of knowing him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. - Posted by: The Peterson Family (family friends) on: May 12, 2021

  • On behalf the Golf Manitoba community and family of volunteers, we extend our sincerest sympathies to the Langrell family on the passing of our friend and colleague, Dennis. Dennis was a dedicated volunteer with Golf Manitoba for over 28 years giving generously of his time to the sport of golf. Thank you Dennis for your many years of friendship and leadership. You will be greatly missed... - Posted by: Jared Ladobruk (Executive Director - Golf Manitoba) (colleague) on: May 11, 2021

  • Dear Doug and Donna and Family. Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences in the loss of your brother Dennis. - Posted by: Judy and Dave Rannard (Friend and Neighbour) on: May 11, 2021

  • Our condolences to Doug, Donna, Kate and Tom on the loss of your brother and uncle. Our thoughts are with you. Michel, Susan, Émilie, Lea and Isabelle. - Posted by: Susan, Michel, Émilie, Lea and Isabelle (Extended family friends) on: May 10, 2021

  • Our condolences to family and friends. Dennis was a valued colleague at the GRL for many years. Will miss him greatly at our regular coffee discussions at the Forks. - Posted by: Garth and Val Paulley (friend and co-worker) on: May 09, 2021

  • We were so sorry to hear of Dennis’ death. We remember how much he enjoyed his golf and baseball. He was part of the baseball team inducted into the Manitoba Baseball Hall of Fame in 2018. Dennis was in my grade 3 class at Warren. Even at that age, he was such a gentleman. He will be missed. - Posted by: Gord & Donna Riddell (Family friend) on: May 09, 2021

  • So sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Emil and Katie Hoas (Friend ) on: May 08, 2021

  • So sorry to hear of Dennis' passing. Another cousin of mine and I, were flower girls at Dennis' parents' wedding many years ago. I remember Dennis and I know he will be missed. - Posted by: Lois Forzley (relative) on: May 08, 2021

  • So sad to hear about Dennis's passing. Our deepest condolences to all of his family. So long for now Prez! - Posted by: Brenda and Ray Lesyk (Friends) on: May 08, 2021

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