Langille's Funeral Home

Barss Corner Baptist Cemetery

Lincoln Loraine  1898-1981
Birdie A.E. Kaulback  1892-1981
Married November 15,1924.

Langille- Kaulback   1924
New Germany, November 22-   The wedding took place on Saturday, November 15 at noon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Kaulback, Charleston, of their daughter, Birdie Agnes Elizabeth and Lincoln Loraine Langille, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Langille, Barss Corner.  Rev. H.S. Bird, of Mill Village, was the officiating clergyman.  The ceremony was performed under an arch of
evergreen and ribbon in the presence of the immediate relatives and friends.
  The bride was attired in a beautiful dress of sand canton crepe trimmed with blue and travelled in a brown coat with hat to match.  The happy couple are spending their honeymoon at Kejimikujik and Milton before returning to Barss Corner where they will reside.  The bride, who was a popular school teacher, received many beautiful and useful gifts.

Lincoln Loraine Langille    1981  Bridgewater Bulletin
The residents of Barss Corner and surrounding communities were deeply saddened to learn of the death of Lincoln Langille at the Dawson Memorial Hospital , Bridgewater on Saturday, May 16, 1981.

A lifelong resident of the community, he was born in Barss Corner in 1898, a son of the late J.W. and Sarah (Spidle) Langille.

After attending the Barss Corner School, he assisted his father in the operation of Langille's Funeral home, whom  he later succeeded as funeral director for the area.  In 1958 he built a new funeral home which he operated with the assistance of his son, Arthur, until 1974 when the business was sold and moved to New Germany, to be operated under the name of Langille's Funeral Home.  The Langilles operated an ambulance service for many years until this service was turned over to the New Germany Firefighters in 1973.  Mr. Langille was presented with a plaque in commemoration of 50 years service by the Funeral Directors Association.

Throughout his lifetime, he was long associated with the New Germany Community Band and served as president and director of the New Germany Fruit Company.  Being a member of the Barss Corner United Baptist Church since the age of nine years, he filled many positions on various committees in the church , served as Deacon and choir leader for 20 years and as clerk of the
church for 36 years.  He helped organize and direct a fund for the upkeep of the church cemetery.  He was a devoted member and faithful attendant of the Men's Sunday School class as long as he was able to attend.

Mr. Langille was elected to the Lunenburg Municipal Council in 1940, remaining in the capacity of councillor for 15 years, and later he was appointed to the Municipal School Board, serving in that role for several years.  He was an honourary member of the Nova Scotia Licensed Embalmers and Funeral Directors Association.  He was past noble grand of Pine Grove Lodge No. 111, IOOF, New Germany.

Surviving are his wife, the former Birdie Kaulback;  a son, Arthur, Barss Corner;  a sister, Sarah (Mrs. O.F. DeLong), Kempt, Queens County;  a granddaughter, Rebecca (Mrs. Michael Rafuse);  a grandson, Jeffrey, and great-granddaugher, Jennifer Rafuse.  He was predeceased by a sister, Mildred, and three brothers, Aubrey, Joshua, and Percy.

Birdie Agnes Elizabeth Langille   1981   Bridgewater Bulletin. The residents of Barss Corner and surrounding communities were shocked and deeply saddened to learn of the death of Mrs. Birdie Agnes Elizabeth Langille, at the Dawson Memorial Hospital on Sunday, July 12, 1981.

She was born in Conquerall Mills in 1892, a daughter of the late James and Alice (MacPhee) Kaulback.She attended the Conquerall Mills School, Lunenburg Academy and graduated as a teacher from the Provincial Normal College, Truro.  She taught school for several years before her marriage to Lincoln Langille of Barss Corner.

She was a member of the Baptist Church and Women's Institute of Nova Scotia. For many years, she was an active member of the Women's Missionary Society and the Baptist Ladies Auxiliary.  She was the first president of the B.L.A. (1949) and was made an honourary lifetime member in 1975.  After teaching Sunday School for many years, she became a member of the Women's Adult Sunday School Class.

In 1971, after many years of research, she had compiled enough material to publish a History of Barss Corner, entitled, "And Now We Remember."  She had many requests for this book, and she was gratified by the response from people from near and far.  Selling them in her home enabled her to know where they went and this was most interesting to her.

Her beautiful flower gardens showed her great love of flowers, and the pride she took in their upkeep brought both her and her friends a great deal of enjoyment.

Surviving are a son, Arthur, Barss Corner;  granddaughter, Rebecca (Mrs. Michael Rafuse) Parkdale;  grandson, Jeffrey, Barss Corner;  and great granddaughter, Jennifer Rafuse.

She was predeceased by her husband, Lincoln, in May 1981; a sister Hazel Bollivar; brothers, George, Willie, and Lawrence;  and a niece, Minnie Drennan.

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