newspaperpicLangan, Francis William was born in Sarnia on September 23, 1915 and passed peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, March 5, 2013. He is survived by his loving wife Annette (nee Jeffrey) who he married in 1943 and made a life with her in Maidstone moving there together in 1959. Together they had 5 children, Mary Ellen Deuville and husband Gary, John and wife Dorothy, Patrick and wife Dianne, Mike and friend Karen and Anne Marie Smithson and husband Michael. Proud grandpa of 9 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.Predeceased by his 3 brothers, Leo, Raymond and Gerard. Survived by his sister-in-law Peggy Langan. In 1980, Francis retired from John Wyeth & Bros. as the chief chemist after 35 years of service and then took on his second career as a bus driver for an additional 17 years. He was very involved in his community, was a member of Sandwich South Committee of Adjustments, sat on the Board of Directors for St. Clair College. He volunteered for the Policing Committee for O.P.P. and was a reader at St. Mary’s Church for a great number of years. He had a passion for horses, reading the daily newspaper, collecting, building and repairing clocks of which he had hundreds, a collection of antique fire trucks, fruit trees and beer. His sense of humour will be remembered… he always crafted a witty response. The family would like to especially thank Randy, Don, Dora, Annette and all of the nurses and care staff at Revera for their support and care through Francis’ final journey. Visiting at the Reid Funeral Home & Reception Centre, 87 Maidstone Ave. E, Essex (519-776-4233) on Wednesday from 7-9 pm. Friends are invited to meet the family at the funeral home on Thursday, March 7, 2013 at 10:15 am to process to St. Mary’s Catholic Church for Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am. Fr. Larry Mousseau officiating. Cremation to follow. Memorial donations made to Community Living Essex County, C.L.E.C. would be appreciated. Family and friends are invited to share their words of comfort and remembrance at www.reidfuneralhome.ca

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