Stanley (Stan) Langille

Stanley (Stan) Langille

Langille, Stanley (Stan), of Trail, BC and a long-time resident of Genelle passed away peacefully at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital on February 14, 2012. Stan was born February 28, 1930 in River John, Nova Scotia.

Stan was predeceased by his wife Betty, father Wilson; brother Weldon; sisters Gwen and Lee.

Stan is survived by his mother Myrtle, daughters Cheryl, Kathy, Brenda (Nathan); son David (Julia); brothers Terry, Mel; sisters Shirlee, Gaye, Muriel, Irene, Darrell, Rolene; seven grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family including special neighbors and friends that spent time with Dad.

Dad grew up in River John, NS and in his late teens moved west to Alberta and worked as farm hand then returned to River John for a short time to fish with his Dad. He then moved to Trail, BC to find work, married Betty, started their family in Trail and later settled in Genelle, where he lived for over 50 years. He lived the last 2 years in Trail, first on his own, then with his daughter Cheryl and his grandson David.

Dad worked at Glenmerry Sawmill for a time and then was hired by Cominco where he worked for 30 years, spending many years as a Foreman with Labour gangs, Services, and Construction. Dad always had many stories to tell and had fond memories of these times. He retired on March 3, 1990. After retirement, golfers would have seen him at the Birchbank / Rossland courses as he repaired golf carts and enjoyed the bantering that went on there.

Dad enjoyed life, helped raise his family in Genelle, caring for his garden and many fruit trees, supporting the community through involvement in volunteer groups, Co-op society, improvement district, and was the first Fire Chief in Genelle. He enjoyed bowling, being a member of the Castlegar Horseshoe club attending many Provincial tournaments.

Stan was a straightforward individual who was helpful to many people and you could not find a more loyal friend.

There will not be a service upon request. A Celebration of Stan’s life is planned in the spring at the Genelle Community Hall. Al Grywacheski of Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services™ is entrusted with the arrangements.

In memory of Dad, the family asks that donations be made to the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital Health Foundation at 1200 Hospital Bench, Trail, BC V1R 4M1 or online at for their ongoing fund raising efforts.

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