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A Graveside Service will be held later this spring.
In memory of
James Langley
October 08, 1939 - February 22, 2021 - Age 81

James “Jim” Eric Langley of Medicine Hat passed away on Monday February 22, 2021 at the age of 81 years, beloved husband of the late Verna Burk-Langley.
He is survived by his children Patti (Dave) Occleston (Langley), their children Rachel, Jack and Emma; Jamie (Erin) Langley, their children Benjamin, Nicholas and Annalise; Andrea (Doug) Hudson, their children Lyric, Harmony, Symphony, Bradley, Ava, and Lincoln; Rick (Laura )Burk, their children Matt (Shari), Jon (Kelsey), Aaron (Stephanie); Kelly Burk, his daughter Jesse Dollimont ( Jeff Kynoch); Chelsea (Don) Geldreich, their children Logan and Ben (Jordyn); his great grandchildren Felicity, Anson, Elias, Aurora, Noah, and Lennon; his siblings, Pat, Harry, and half brother Charlie Stuckel. He was predeceased by his father James Henry, his mother Alean and a sister Bea.
Jim was known for being ever the gentleman, with a smile on his face. We seldom saw anything else from his demeanor. He loved serving coffee and treats whenever company was over, even helping serve coffee to the residents of the care homes he resided in. His love of doting on Verna was apparent to all who saw them together.
He always worked in business and finance, working in banks and becoming the youngest Branch Manager at the time for the Bank of Nova Scotia, as well owning two H&R Block offices, and finally his last business until his retirement, Redcliff Income Tax Services. His ability to work with numbers stayed with him right until he passed away.
His love of computers and that technology had him ahead of his time for years. He was sending “letters through the wires” before it became known as the internet, and long before most of us even knew what that was. He was always fascinated with the developing technology.
He loved a good game of Crib, or Chess if he could find a willing opponent. He was still playing those games as his dementia worsened, and that helped with him feeling a sense of normalcy.
His love of music was always there, and in retirement he started playing his harmonica again; he was self taught by buying books with lessons. The last few years he became quite proficient at it and learned more tunes. Even though he was quite shy about his playing, the last year he became more comfortable and began playing in front of others. This was helpful as his dementia worsened, his harmonica could calm him, and bring him back to his usual happy self.

Jim was very proud of his sobriety of 39 years, and made many life long friends through the AA program.

A Graveside Service will be held later this spring. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Jim with a donation, may do so to A.J.’s Loan Cupboard (Alan Joys Memorial Society) Box 45006, McKenzie Postal Outlet, Medicine Hat, AB T1A 7H3, Alzheimer Society or the Canadian Cancer Society. To e-mail an expression of sympathy, please direct it to: office@pattisonfuneralhome.com subject heading: Jim Langley.

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Message from Rosemarie Hazell February 25, 2021
I express my sincerest condolences on the passing away Jim. He was a great neighbor. I lived across the hall from (Jim and Joyce at 100 Block South Country) . He was always so kind and loved to laugh. It is written Jesus Words at. Matthew 5:12 Happy are the mild tempered since they will inherit the earth. Looking forward to the time this event will happen . It was so nice to have Don for a neighbor in these hard times that all are dealing with.
Rosemarie Hazell
Message from Melissa Cotten-Young February 27, 2021
My deepest condolences Jim was such a wonderful man. I met him when he was in Masterpiece and then River Ridge. He always had a smile and a friendly hello when i would see him visiting my mom. I will miss him.
Melissa Cotten-Young
Message from Sheila Dollimont February 27, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Jim was a sweet man and Gary, Jess and I enjoyed many wonderful dinners and visits with Jim and Verna. Sending you all love. They are surely together now.
Sheila Dollimont
Message from Denise and Kevin Dollimont February 28, 2021
So sorry for your loss. We have good memories of Jim and Verna , listening to their stories and enjoying their company.
Denise and Kevin Dollimont
Message from Judy Hillier February 28, 2021
Condolences to your family. Jim always welcomed me with a gentle smile, hello and sincere “how have you been?” A genuine, kind man. Sad to see you go. Love and hugs
Judy Hillier
Message from Dianne Smith March 02, 2021
Jim did my taxes for a number of years when he was operating his tax and accounting business in Redcliff. He was excellent to deal with. I'm very sorry for your loss. I'm sure you will miss him very much!
D.L. Smith
Dianne Smith
Message from Rosemary Yeryk March 05, 2021
So sorry that Jim passed away , at least now he is with his Verna in Heaven, they were very nice and sociable people, we were friends, and we miss them both. God bless you that are left behind. you will see then some day. That's God's promise. God be with you.
Rosemary Yeryk