Unity #35 was saddened by the loss of Brother Franklin McVay Langley

Franklin McVay Langley, age 95, of St. Andrews, NB passed away peacefully at Camp Hill Veterans Hospital in Halifax on Nov. 21, 2015. Born Feb. 3, 1920 in Brockway, NB, son of the late Robert Lorenzo & Susan Elizabeth (McVay) Langley.
After serving in the RCAF from 1940 to 1945 he returned home and began his career as a master carpenter, eventually being employed by the Biological Station in St.Andrews, NB., where he worked until retiring in 1982.
Frank was a Life Member of Unity #35. He was initiated on Oct. 18, 1956 when his wife Helen was in the East. He was a member of Cherry Mountain Lodge, Harvey, NB, PM of St Marks Lodge, St Andrews and a DDGM GLNB.
He was member of the Wesley United Church and a member of the choir. He served on St Andrews Town Council, the Charlotte County Housing Association, was a 60 year member of the Royal Canadian Legion and strong supporter of the St Andrews Arts Council.
Survived by his two children, daughter, Barbara (Bill) Vye of Bedford, NS, son, David (Grace Gower) Langley of Alberton, PEI. Six grandchildren, Erika Vye (Steve Brimm), Copper Harbour Michigan, Dustin (Gina Bottamini) Vye of New York City, Breanna Langley (George Belanger) Halifax, NS, Kathleen Keating (Scott Clarke), Saint John, NB, Laura Keating (John Carroll), Washington, DC., Anna Keating (Felipe Bustos), Saskatoon, SK. Two great-grandchildren, Savannah and Coulter Vye of NYC, several nieces & nephews.
Hew was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Helen A. Langley and sister, Eugenia Josephine (Langley) Clarke.
He never forgot his roots and deep love of the farm in Brockway where he was born and raised and visited often. He had a never ending repertoire of stories he loved to share with family and friends around the kitchen table recalling his younger days on the farm, in the logging camps and on the river drives. He loved meeting and talking to people and learning about their roots which sparked a keen interest in genealogy.
Masonic & Legion Services were held on Nov 26th. The funeral was at the Wesley United Church, St Andrews on Nov. 27th. Interment at St Andrews Rural Cemetery.

“Another book is closed
His busy hands are still
His gentle smile has ceased to shine
A life of grace fulfilled.”