Remembering Ralph Lang

From: Suzanne Hopkins (Abel)

Dear Aunt Betty and David: My condolences to you and your family. Kind regards Suzanne

 

From: Joshua Brown

This was a man who's smile lifted any room, all the time! He's memory to live at our fullest will never die

From: Pat and Albert Brewitt

The news of Ralph's passing is very sad indeed. He and Betty were our neighbours and friends for 32 years. He will be remembered as being a very kind person, always there to help someone if they needed it, always the first one out to shovel the snow for all the "elder" neighbours, and some not so elder as well. He was funny, kind, and an inspiration to both Albert and I. If I may mention, that he was lovingly referred to as "The Mayor of Riverhead". So well respected and so loved. Our deepest condolences to Betty and David and the family for their great loss.

From: John Farquharson

Sincere condolences to Ralph's family. Ralph was a character. My first experience was going to a xcountry race in Cleveland with a car crammed full of masters in the early 70's. My last was running a loop of my father's memorial xcountry race in what Ralph said would be his last time running the annual event. I still struggled to keep up with him. He regaled me the complete run with funny (and some bawdy) tales. A life well lived.

From: Al Smith

I am saddened to hear of Ralph's passing. I met Ralph many years ago as I worked with his son, Dave, at Toronto Police. We've had some giggles together over the years. Ralph was a great guy who loved his family. I bid them my deepest condolences during this difficult time.

 

From: Jim Parks
Just reading of Ralph’s passing and I recollect many fond memories of our togetherness with the Metro Toronto Fitness Club where we originally met at Sunny Brook park where we held our Sunday runs, which became very competitive. We were very involved with races such as Miles for Millions and other charity runs when we were hosting the world Masters. Ralph was everywhere, as he had a lot to do in addition, and he still partook in our events . It was easy to work with Ralph as he was easy going but a determined runner .
It has been said that runners had a room of their own. With the master runners at that time that’s true as over the years we kept that bond .
Sad to say there are less and less of us . I will truly miss seeing Ralph and wish to express my condolences to his family.

All the best from a fellow runner,
Jim Parks

From: Ernie Johnson

I worked with Ralph at the same finance company. I chummed around with Ed Richardson and Ralph. We went for dinners quite often with Ralph & Betty, Ed & Grace Richardson. When Ralph and Betty went on vacation one time they loned me Their little red MG. Ralph and Ed were the ones that got me interested in Sport cars. Fond memories. Sorry to read of Ralph’s passing. My condolences to Betty.

 

From: Charles Cox

I consider that "LRL" was my mentor into the credit/finance field. His morning "new joke time" is fondly remembered. When he started running with me at Centennial who knew what a dedicated athlete he was to become. A good man, and a good friend. Charlie Cox

From: Kim Lang

I am sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was loved and will be missed by many. May his memories help you through this difficult time. Kim

 

From: Susan Hayes

The kindest, sweetest father in law anyone had. Love you Ralph. Until we meet again