Janine Marie Beatrice Langan

18-Oct-1933 - 11-Dec-2021

Obituary Overview

In Loving Memory of

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.

At the request of the family, ALL ATTENDEES will be required to show proof of double vaccination upon arrival. Admittance will not be permitted unless photo identification is also provided along with the proof of double vaccination.
While the family wishes you could all be with them in their time of loss, they appreciate your kind words and condolences. Please leave a condolence by clicking on the GUESTBOOK tab above.

Registrar’s Directive: Option for BAO licensees – COVID-19 distancing and capacity limits are not required if all patrons provide proof of vaccination
As of Monday, Oct. 25, Bereavement Authority of Ontario licensees can choose to be exempt from the COVID-19 two-metre physical distancing and capacity requirements if they opt to require proof of full vaccination for all patrons.

BAO licensees can choose to remove the distancing requirement and capacity limits at their premises, or any location where a funeral service is held, only if these conditions are met:
•    All patrons must provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and identification prior to entering
•    Signs must be posted at all entrances to the premises, in a location clearly visible to patrons, informing them that proof of vaccination is required in order to enter the location
Still required are:
•    Wearing a mask or face covering
•    Logging of attendees for contact tracing and passive screening
•    Logs must be kept for 30 days.
•    All attendees and staff must adhere to local public health unit restrictions.

Janine Marie Beatrice Langan

Funeral Details

  • Visitation

    McDougall & Brown Funeral Home Scarborough Chapel

    Event Times:

    26-Dec-2021 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM

  • Funeral Mass

    St. Basil's Catholic Parish

    Event Times:

    27-Dec-2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

More Details & Directions

Condolences from family and friends

Posted by Esther Oh | 27-Dec-2021

I first met Professor Janine as a student in her class at the Christianity & Culture program at University of Toronto many years ago. Professor Janine was one of the first who brought colour and who breathed life into my understanding Scripture. The insights and truths I learned from her and Professor Tom still inform my faith today. Life as a student was a very difficult time in my life. But I fondly remember the warmth of Professor Janine and Professor Tom, their Christmas parties, their jokes and kindness. The last time I saw Professor Janine was shortly before Covid, and she had made me a delicious souffle at her place downtown. I loved hearing stories of her travels and the past, as well as her insights on so many things. She was such a blessing and example to me in so many ways. I am very happy knowing that she is now safe in God's loving arms, living in his presence, enjoying such great joy, peace and goodness in ways we on earth cannot even imagine or understand yet. Yet my heart is sad for us on earth, as we miss her, though we will see her again in Heaven one day. My deepest sympathies and condolences to her beautiful family, many of whom I have heard lovely stories, but have not yet met. I am praying for the Langan family, that God's tender love would comfort and strengthen each one of them during this difficult time.

View More View More down arrow

Posted by Carla Yanez | 27-Dec-2021

This picture was taken in the spring of 2019, my last visit with Janine in Toronto. I will miss her so very much. Words cannot express my gratitude, respect and love. The years of special friendship guided me from young student to the woman I have become. I have been truly blessed to have shared half my lifetime with her always there cheering me on, laughing, talking, listening, cooking, zooming and walking… To the Langan family, I offer my deepest condolences for the loss of your extraordinary mother/grandmother. With heartfelt gratitude for sharing her with me, Carla

View More View More down arrow

Express your condolences

Send a sympathy bouquet.