Janine Langan,(aka Professor Janine and Mine),who was a beacon of light for so many in this world, passed away during the night of December 11 , 2021 at St. Michael’s hospital in Toronto, ON as a result of a fall which caused a catastrophic brain injury. She is survived by her five children Marc Langan, Claire Langan, Noelle Langan, Brigitte Langan and Anne-Marie Langan, her sister Marie-Claude Rubel-Becker and too many grandchildren, great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and other beloved family members to name in this obituary. Janine Langan’s greatest love was to impart her vast knowledge to others in a manner that touched not only their intellects, but also the core of their hearts. She has inspired many of her students to pursue various vocations related to religious education and they, in turn, have passed on their passion for learning and their faith to others. She is best known as Professor Emeritus of the Christianity and Culture program at St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto and was knighted as a Lady of the order of St. Sylvester by the Pope in recognition for her contributions to catholic education in Canada and internationally. Janine Langan will be greatly missed by countless numbers of people for whom she was a source of emotional, spiritual and financial support, not to mention delicious food. Her faith was strong, genuine and contagious. She lived what she believed even when it was difficult and painful to do so and loved all those with whom she came into contact with her whole being. Her manner of death, although a shock for those of us who loved her, was exactly how she would have preferred to pass from this world to the next. As my brother Marc so aptly stated she was “blown over by the Holy Spirit” and as a result did not have to suffer years of infirmity and dementia as so many others she had cared for had. Janine was ”a light shining in the sight of men so that, seeing His good works, they may give praise to our Father in heaven” . May His face now shine on her and be gracious to her. May He uncover His face to her and bring her peace. We are confident she will continue to advocate and pray for each one of us so that we may be beacons of light for all those around us.
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Thank you, so kindly, dearest Professor Janine for teaching me to strive toward sainthood and for acknowledging my wisdom based on Divine attributes. You founded a most excellent program at USMC-UofT. I am most grateful to you,and you remain in my heart and memory for as long as I shall live! Thank you for inviting me into your home with my wife Catherine-Juliet and for wishing time to spend with my young daughter Rose Vicenta Chiara and my wife on the Island! God bless you and Tom and your remaining children and grand children! Pray for us all from the Heavenly realm! Until we meet again, my teacher of Wisdom and Christian Excellence! With much Love!!
Respectfully in Christ,
Christianity & Culture
Janine took the time to attend my musical performances and made me feel good about them, pointing out to me that the ability to share of oneself with audiences is a precious thing. At other times, when she was dropping me off somewhere, we would chat in her car; some helpful tidbits I recall from these conversations include her openness to new ways of doing things, such as using the computer in writing composition. Janine was generous and fun in inviting my mother and me to her home for dinner and conversation as well as to cultural events such as art exhibits. I was inspired by how she took care of her wellbeing by swimming regularly. She was one of a kind, with a principled, caring and wise heart.