Lang Musgrave, of McCreary MB, passed away peacefully on August 27th, 2020, age 77, at the Neepawa Hospital. Lang was born on September 25th, 1942 at St. Rose du Lac, spending his life on the family farm operating a diverse business in agriculture including operating a purebred Angus herd for 47 years, seed cleaning, and chemicals.
He is survived by his loving wife Lorraine of 55 years, and his greatest pleasures – his children Shawna (Mark), Vincent (Trudie), Nichole (Greg), and seven grandchildren, Connor, Michael, Chandler, Gina, Liam, Axel, and Kittson, sister Joan (Al) Steingart, and foster sisters Eileen (Don) Colpits, and Pauline Burns.
At the age of 10, Lang was involved in 4-H showing Angus Calves and at age 15, he purchased his first Registered Angus Cows from longtime friend Laurent Maguet from St. Rose du Lac.
Lang received his Diploma in Agriculture at the University of Manitoba in 1962. In 1980, he was the Canadian Delegate at the World Angus Forum in Christchurch, New Zealand and attended the Suzuki Classic in Australia to participate as a Judge. His services to the agricultural industry and his community include Past President of the Manitoba & Canadian Angus Association, Past President of the McCreary & District Chamber of Commerce, and the Rotary Club. He was the Vice-President & General Manager of Landel International Ltd, an international exporter of agricultural products. He was also the recipient of the Manitoba Conservation Districts Association Award. His most cherished award was the Certificate of Merit and Diploma presented to him by the Faculty of Agriculture, the University of Manitoba, and the School of Agriculture in recognition of his leadership in the improvement of crops and livestock, and service to the farming community. In 1992, Lang and Lorraine Musgrave were named and awarded “Manitoba Farmers of the Year” by the Red River Exhibition in Winnipeg, MB.
Lang and Lorraine spent many winters at Rockledge, Florida and Yuma, Arizona where they made many friends. Lang volunteered on the Golf Courses there and enjoyed his golfing and warm weather. As busy as Lang was, he never lost contact with former University of Manitoba Classmates and was always phoning people up to see how they were doing. He will be remembered for his humor and wit – which he had to the very end.
In keeping with Lang’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Due to Covid-19, there will be no Memorial Service and a Private Family Gathering will take place at a later date. Lang truly appreciated all the phone calls from friends and those who cared.
The Family of Lang wishes to thank all the caregivers at McCreary and the Neepawa Hospital, as well as Dr. Kelly Kryzaniuk for her compassionate care.