LANG, Lyall Adam RCAF
January 12, 1917- November 26 2011
It is with deep sorrow that we share the passing of Lyall Lang of Delta BC, (formerly of Courtenay. BC) He will be greatly missed by his beloved wife of 67 years Beryl; his children Ken (Ingrid), Keith, and Karen (Bill Speer); two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; his siblings, Art Lang of Vancouver, Ida Gerber of White Rock and Ellen Halikowski of Sydney; his sister in law Mary Michel of Edmonton and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
Lyall was predeceased by his brother Gordon (Bud) of Winnipeg; his sisters-in-law Kay Lang and Polly Lang; brothers-in-law Walter Gerber, Hal Halikowski and Brian Michel of Montreal. Lyall was born in Sioux Lookout, Ontario, attending high school and university in Winnipeg. He joined the RCAF in 1937, where he spent a full and rewarding career. During WWII, he flew numerous aircraft for Ferry Command to strategic locations overseas in support of the allies. Lyall retired in 1972 at CFB Cold Lake Alberta.
Lyall and Beryl retired to Courtenay BC, their home for 35 years. These years were spent enjoying family and friends, salmon fishing, gardening and traveling the world. He was a man of principle, a caring man with a wonderful smile.
Always available to provide counsel to the men and women with whom he served, as well as friends and family members.
The family would like to thank the staff of Deltaview Care Home for their great care and service to Lyall in his later years.
A Celebration of Lyall‘s Life will be held at Augustine House 3820 Arthur Drive, Ladner at 1pm Saturday, Dec 10, 2011. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to a charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered at www.victoryfuneralcentre.ca