Howard Lang­don dies

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Vic­to­ria Vanier, Stanstead

One colourful and un­com­pro­mis­ing char­ac­ter will no longer be seen driv­ing his horse and buggy on the streets of Stanstead and Og­den: Howard Lang­don has died. Mr. Lang­don, a re­tired en­gine de­signer and speed­boat racer who passed away at the CHUS on Sun­day, would ex­er­cise his faith­ful horse “Al” at least three times a week, rid­ing sev­eral kilo­me­tres to do all his er­rands, un­til Al’s un­timely death last Novem­ber. Mr. Lang­don and Al even crossed the bor­der reg­u­larly to go for cof­fee in Derby Line. “Try­ing to cross with a horse in a trailer re­quires a lot of pa­per­work, but when the horse is the mo­tor power, it’s a dif­fer­ent story. There is only a time limit on how long you can be in the United States, but no-one seems to know what it is!” Mr. Lang­don com­mented in an in­ter­view with the Stanstead Jour­nal last year.

The sight of Mr. Lang­don driv­ing his buggy along our streets, re­mind­ing us all to slow down and ‘smell the roses’, will be missed.

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