Howard Langdon dies
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.