Respectfully submitted by the Langevin family.
Aug. 29, 1937 - April 27, 2022
After a brief battle with cancer, Leopold Langevin of Red Deer, formerly of Lac La Biche, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at the Red Deer Hospice at the age of 84.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Josephine Langevin, son Leonard Langevin of Bowden and daughter Juanita (Ron) Heidt of Innisfail; grandchildren Emily (Jeff) Hemstreet of Sylvan Lake, Olivia (Corbyn) Shields of Innisfail and Ross (Melissa Brunet) Heidt of Innisfail; and twin great-grandsons Nelson and Jacob Hemstreet of Sylvan Lake. He is also survived by his brothers Albert (Sharon) Langevin of Edmonton, and Ovide (Yvette) Langevin of Lac La Biche, sisters Colette (George) Trachuk of Pitt Meadows, and Celine Lusher of Pitt Meadows and sister-in-law Elizabeth Fornari of Edmonton. He also leaves behind numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents Rene and Francoise Langevin, in-laws Secondo and Maria Fornari, brother Gerard Langevin, brothers-in-law Mike Lusher, Fred Fornari and Daniel Fornari.
Born on a farm in the Lac La Biche Mission area, Leopold grew up and was educated in Lac La Biche where he eventually ran a successful painting business and retail store. He also worked as a funeral director at the former Athabasca Funeral home and also worked for Alberta Housing for 30 years. Due to a transfer from Alberta Housing, he relocated to Red Deer in 1985 where he remained until his passing.
A passion of Leopold's was music and was a popular square dance caller for many years in northern and central Alberta. He was also a musician and travelled to many jam sessions at seniors' centres throughout central Alberta where he sang and played accordion and harmonica. He played into his final days, participating in a jam session at his home at Victoria Park on March 24.
Funeral services will be held at 2 pm Friday, May 13 at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 6 McMillan Ave, Red Deer with Father Mirek Kostarzewski officiating. For those unable to attend, services will be available virtually at https://bit.ly/llangevin.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Red Deer Hospice Society (www.reddeerhospice.com) or Ronald McDonald House (www.rmhcalberta.org).
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