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Joseph Gilbert Emile Langevin

August 4, 1950 - July 13, 2020

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Gil Langevin (Joseph Gilbert Emile)
1950 – 2020

The Nelson community has lost a gem of a man. On July 13, 2020, three weeks shy of his 70th birthday, Gil Langevin passed away after a short but furious fight with brain cancer. He leaves behind his loving wife Ruth, 3 uniquely amazing daughters, Justine (Ruben Lorenzo), Korina and Rachel, 2 grandchildren, Mattea and Lazlo, two sisters, Paulette Saltel (Ron), Jeannine Belanger (Noel), and 4 nephews.  His legacy includes his 2 well known downtown Nelson businesses, El Taco and Red Light Ramen.

Gil was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba, and moved to the Kootenays in the early 70’s. He went from hippy commune, to tree planter, to cabinet maker and finally found his passion as a restauranteur. Over the course of his life he opened and helped operate 5 restaurants, the first of which was Rosie’s Mexican Cafe on Nelson Ave in 1993. He was a generous mentor and loved to create opportunities for young people.

His sense of humour, his infectious laugh, his positive attitude, his love of food, his high level of interest in current affairs, open mindedness, tolerance, wisdom, and the sense of well-being and confidence he inspired in all those close to him are the parts of him we will always hold in our hearts. We will miss you so much Gil…we lost you too soon.

Due to Covid protocol, a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

The family would like to extend their thanks for the kindness and care Gil received from Doctor Dharma McBride.

Donations in Gils memory can be made to “Save Cottonwood Lake”, a cause he supported, https://savecottonwood.com/. You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence.

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From: Thompson Funeral Services Ltd.

Thompson Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Natalie Petersen
Relation: I met his wife Ruth through Mountain Lakes Seniors Community

My condolences Ruth on the passing of your husband.

From: karuna erickson
Relation: friend since the mid 70's

I always loved seeing Gil…his warm heart radiated so much love and good energy. I’ll miss him, but will see that light reflected through his beautiful daughters. hugs xo Karuna

From: Kelley Box
Relation: friend

Gil will really be missed! I’m sending my love to all of you! He was a wonderful, friendly man and a great father to three lovely women!

From: April Christie (Coyle)
Relation: Family friend

The morning I received the news I was suddenly struck by how much Gil has given the world: to learn to love and give from of place of just being free to be yourself. Ruth, Korina, Rachel, Justine and all your family my thoughts are with you in this time. Gil’s memory will continue to touch souls like mine. I’m deeply sorry for your loss. XO

From: Ricky Haukaas
Relation: Friend

I am so sorry for your loss. Gil was a great guy and will be missed by everyone.

From: M. Sharon Lidstone
Relation: Neighbors to Gil and Justine in the Seventies .

Dear Ruth and Girls and Justine and Family,
We were deeply saddened to read of Gil’s recent Passing.Please accept our Sincere Condolences.
Trusting your Loving and Happy Memories together will give you extra strength to help ease the pain now and in the future.
Fondly, Robin and Sharon Lidstone and Family

From: John Richards

So sorry for your loss……Gil was a GEM!!

From: Cathy potkins
Relation: Exercise class

I was very sad to hear of Gil’s passing. He was lovely to work with and always had a positive word for others. He will be missed.

From: Frank Klassen
Relation: Mutual dog walks

Our condolences Ruth, to you and your daughters. Evidently, Gil and I are both from little northern hard rock mining towns. We’ll trade stories some day in that big headframe in the sky.

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Due to Covid protocol, a celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Memorial Gifts

Donations in Gils memory can be made to “Save Cottonwood Lake”, a cause he supported, https://savecottonwood.com/.

Thank You Notice

The family would like to extend their thanks for the kindness and care Gil received from Doctor Dharma McBride.

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621B Herridge Lane, Nelson, BC V1L 7B3
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