Langen, Allan Ole Joseph

August 25th, 1947 – February 28th, 2022

It is with great sorrow that the family of Allan Langen announce his passing on February 28th, 2022, at the age of 74 years young.  Beloved and dashing husband of 51 years, to his best friend Lorraine (née Bertrand) Langen. Devoted father to his 3 girls; Venessa, Leslie (Trevor Austin) and Hillary (Todd Maskevich). Proud and doting grandfather to; Adrian, Jasmine, Trent, Ridge and Zaiden. Adored by his little dog Sadie, who never left his side.  Beyond his role as pillar and patriarch of the entire Langen family, Allan was a fierce, determined, and successful businessman. His contributions to the Flour Mill community, where he established many of his businesses, should be recognized by the community.  Allan was the original founder of Furniture Unlimited and Home of the Notre Dame Boys, the Woodpile, the Silver Bullet, A & W (Nelson, BC), The BeefMaster (Nelson, BC), Classic Catering, and his last endeavour, Leslie’s Charbroil & Grill, which he shared with his faithful sidekick Leslie.  Raised in Blezard Valley, this man was a born over achiever. His spirit and love of life were felt by all who knew him, and he commanded respect with his larger-than-life presence. Allan Langen had a million-dollar smile and a twinkle in his eye to match.

Allan is predeceased by his parents Harold and Bertha (née Rainville) Langen. He is also predeceased by his sisters Dolores Gagnon (Roger Carmen), Anita Couchie (Brian) and his brother-in-law Roger Bertrand (Priscilla).  Adored and protective big brother of Diane Frenette (Roger predeceased), Marie Beaulieu (Rick), Jocelyn McIlvenna (Robert), Ken Langen (Carol), Helen (Brian MacLean), Sylvia Kretzschmar (Daryl predeceased), Elaine Horne (Bill), Lisa Murdoch (Brendan) and Doreen Hope (Eugene). Also lovingly remembered by his sisters and brothers-in-law that he relished teasing; Pat Kuca (Harold predeceased), Dorothy Obonsawin (Denis), Claude Bertrand (Linda), Norm Bertrand (Linda) and Raymond Bertrand (partner Jessica).  His many nieces and nephews also mourn the loss of their Uncle Allan.  Allan Langen was a huge presence in all the lives of the people he knew.  In Allan’s family, he was considered the go to man.  If you had a problem, Allan WAS the solution.  So smart, so classy, the loss of him is truly an end to the era of old school class.  Allan Langen was simply AMAZING.  Allan spent some of his last years enjoying lake life at his home on the West Arm of Nipissing, and spending his winters in Mexico, always plotting his next big idea.  His loss will reverberate infinitely. 

In lieu of flowers, and in line with Allan’s love of children, our family would appreciate your donation to a child in need or to the Sudbury Christmas Telethon.

The family will hold a Mass at Saint-Jean-De-Brébeuf,  at 11:00 am on Friday, April 22, 2022, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Carrefour Sen Rheal Belisle, 2777 Main St., Blezard Valley.

Let’s Remember Together


31 Condolences

  1. So sorry for your loss Lorraine. Sending you my sympathies and hugs from Gatineau. Take care my friend… xo,

    By: Lynn Potvin
    March 20, 2022
  2. Lorraine,
    So sorry to hear of Al’s passing. My most sincere condolences to you and the family.
    He will be missed.

    By: Richard Migneault
    March 18, 2022
  3. Our deepest condolences to the family on the loss of Allan he will be greatly missed by us all. I have been dealing with Allan for over 20 years and he always had a story to tell, or a sample of something he was thinking of introducing at the grill. As he had said when my father passed away, way to young to go. We were just starting to enjoy life’s simple pleasures.

    By: Steven Burke
    March 11, 2022
  4. Our deepest condolences to Lorraine & family. One thing we will never forget is Al’s smile. We had so much fun at weddings and Al made sure that everyone was fed very well. The highlight was the Capreol’s 100th when he & Leslie served a delicious dinner for 820 people in less than an hour. When he told me he could I thought he was kidding. With our help serving they did it in 50 minutes. We knew Al in the furniture & restaurant business but he was a good friend. I’m sure Mario has the gates open for him. RIP.
    Frankie & Lynn Mazzuca & Family

    By: Frankie & Lynn Mazzuca
    March 8, 2022
  5. Heartfelt sympathy to all of your family.

    By: Diane and John Marcuccio
    March 7, 2022
  6. Lorraine & family: So very sad to hear about Al’s passing. He was truly an amazing, hard-working and fun-loving individual who always had another venture being planned in the horizon. Heartfelt hugs go out to you and the family. Love Ellen

    By: Ellen Rayner
    March 7, 2022
  7. We are so deeply saddened to hear of Allan’s passing. He was a wonderful man. You and your family have our deepest sympathy.

    By: Diane and Mike Larocque
    March 7, 2022
  8. We are very sorry to learn of Al’s passing. We offer our sincere condolences to the family.
    Ron Sully and Elizabeth Gardiner

    By: Ron Sully and Elizabeth Gardiner
    March 6, 2022
  9. My deepest sympathies to the family in this difficult time. Allan was my well remembered classmate in Blezard …I remember his smile, his enthusiasm , his love of life.

    By: Claudette (Bélisle) Bertrand
    March 6, 2022
  10. So sorry for your loss, Lorraine and family. Chris and I were very fortunate to have known Al over the years. A good friend with a genuine kind soul. No one can tell a great story like Al. My thoughts are with you all. Stay strong during these difficult times.

    By: Nicole S
    March 5, 2022
  11. Oh my Dear Family! Sending you love and comfort. My Uncle Allan was a strong, smart and successful man. I will always remember him with great respect and much love…love Shanna

    By: Shanna Forest
    March 4, 2022
  12. My sympathies to you Lorraine and your family.

    By: Nicole Teddy
    March 4, 2022
  13. Dear Lorraine, Leslie, Trevor, Zaiden and family, love, thoughts and prayers with you at this time. ❤️

    By: Elaine Brown
    March 4, 2022
  14. To all the Langen Family,
    We know words can’t take away the hurt you’re feeling. But, please accept our sincere condolences.
    Allan, God has you in His keeping. We have you in our hearts.
    Diane, Marie and Jocelyn. Sending you love and courage at this difficult time.

    By: Claudette & Ron Leblanc
    March 3, 2022
  15. My condolences to Lorraine and family at this sad time!

    By: Joyce Nickerson
    March 3, 2022
  16. So sorry for your loss my prayers and thoughts are with you 🙏❤
    Colette Green

    By: Colette Green
    March 3, 2022
  17. To Lorraine and family. So sorry to hear of Allan’s passing away. I wish to extend my condolences and love to you especially Lorraine. So many fond memories that I treasure of you both. And everything you build together. He will not be forgotten.
    I pray that you will find comfort in the arms of a loving Father who is good and can hold you at this time.
    Love and blessings,
    Dianne Desloges Paul

    By: Dianne Desloges Paul
    March 3, 2022
  18. We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Ron and Roberta Katerynuk

    By: Roberta and Ron Katerynuk
    March 3, 2022
  19. To all Allan family, our deepest condolences goes out to you all.
    Allan always made me a special meal, at the Valley East Senior supper.
    Allan is going to be missed by his community here in the valley area.

    By: Debbra & Keld Christiansen
    March 3, 2022
  20. Our condolences to the family of the former owner of Le Cafe In Hanmer. He was a great man in my book.

    By: Louis Menard
    March 3, 2022
  21. Oh my goodness…. so many memories of Allan …we grew up across the street from one another. We used to play board games and canasta for hours with other friends. Allan was a teaser and he annoyed the hell out of us sometimes ! Even in our later years when I’d visit the Valley to see my family, he always made a teasing remark to me. He was quite the entrepreneur …successful in pretty much anything he did. I bought my first record player from him in the 60’s….
    After his father died, he became the caretaker of his mom and siblings. Very kind and generous.
    My deepest sympathies to the family having to part with another sibling so soon. So very sorry for your losses……hugs to all of you !
    Lillian (St Marseille) Davis

    By: Lillian Davis
    March 3, 2022
  22. John and I will miss Al’s light and our love goes out to you Lorraine and your lovely daughters. For years Al was an amazing help for John in organizing the food for the Hanmer Knights of Columbus Festival.
    Our Tuesday night cards and pool in Lavigne always such fun. What a beautiful man.

    By: John and Tina-Marie McGee
    March 2, 2022
  23. I’ve known the Langen family for as long as I can remember and every single one of you so nice. I’m sorry that you’ve lost another family member. Allan will live in your hearts forever, I’m sure (as do Dolores and Anita)… Sending my most sincere condolences to the whole family. 😢

    By: Lynda Godin
    March 2, 2022
  24. Our sincere condolences to you Lorraine and your girls. So sorry for your loss. I will remember him for his dedication and hard work at the Shrine Centre and for his roast beef sandwiches. Rest In Peace my friend.

    By: Richard and Carole Dubé
    March 2, 2022
  25. Deepest sympathies. We are so sorry for your loss.

    By: Jennifer and Shane Westra
    March 2, 2022
  26. Our condolences to Lorraine and his daughters and all his family Allan will be Missed especially his smile.I knew Allan all my life, he was a great guy always cheerful and full of life. So long old friend till we meet again.

    By: Armand and Linda Lavallee
    March 2, 2022
  27. Our condolences to Lorraine, Leslie, Vanessa, Hillary and the entire Langen and Bertrand families. Our family has enjoyed and cherished the friendship of the Langen family for many decades. Allan’s smile was contagious, as was his zest for life. The love that Allan had for Lorraine and the girls was always on display. Allan was always loyal and helpful to his many friends. He always had a story to tell, or a novel idea to revolutionize the business world ! Michael first met Allan when we were both teenagers, when Allan got his start in the business world at Mensour Furniture. We became fast friends, and that friendship grew to include Lorraine, Patty and our families. Rest in peace dear friend. We will miss you forever.

    March 2, 2022
  28. The community has suffered a tremendous loss. My deepest condolences go out to your entire family. May you rest in peace.

    By: George Fournier
    March 2, 2022
  29. Our sincere condolences. Thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

    By: Sarah and Luc Bock
    March 2, 2022
  30. Sincere condolences. We have known Al but for the last few years but his beaming smile will stay with us. He was a generous and kind gentleman.
    Conrad and Glenna

    By: Conrad Potvin and Glenna Rainville
    March 2, 2022
  31. Thinking of you all during this difficult time. Very sorry for the loss as he was such an important part of the family. Our hearts go out too you all❤️❤️❤️

    By: Roxane Dubois- Rickard
    March 2, 2022

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