Passed on April 28, 2021
Dennis Langrell lived from July 28th, 1954 to April 28th, 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.
Sincere condolences to Doug, Jennifer and all of Dennis’s extended family. We are so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is always difficult but please know that we are thinking of you and of course, remembering Dennis at this sad time.
Gwen (Daniel) Smith & Howard Smith
So sorry to hear about Dennis’s passing. My name is Carl and I always enjoyed golfing with Dennis at Rossmere. He was a lot of fun. Our group will remember Dennis for years to come.
My condolences to Jennifer and Doug and their families! May the Love of God surround you and give you great comfort! As your parents where part of our church family in Warren, as distant relatives of the Jones.
Donna Jones Turner. (Bryan)
Sincerest sympathy to the whole Langrell family on Dennis’ passing. I have many fond memories of time spent with him and his family growing up in Warren. The world is a poorer place on his loss.
Cheryl and Bernie Freeman
So very sad to hear of Dennis' passing. He will be greatly missed by all of you. Our love and deepest sympathy to Doug, Jennifer, and all your family members.
Ken and Margaret Riddell
Sending love to Doug, Jennifer, and families at this sad time. My sisters and I remember Dennis as a “good guy”, a great classmate, a cousin we saw every school-day, at weekly piano lessons, and at a few Scott-Price extended-family reunions. I was fortunate to have visited with Dennis within the past couple of years; we had a great catch-up. I’m thankful for that visit. Love and virtual hugs from Brian and me!
Catherine (Scott) McLaren
Expressions of sympathy are sent to Doug Langrell and family and Jennifer Studler and family on their loss of their brother Dennis. Dennis will always be remembered as gentle person who was a friend to all. Margaret Munroe and family
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