Obituary: Dr. Jack Alan Langmaid
Dr. Jack Langmaid died peacefully at home with his family by his side on May 17, 2019, at the age of 93.
Born and raised in Oshawa, Ontario, Jack first made a name for himself locally as a teenage baseball pitcher, by tossing a perfect no-hitter for Oshawa's intercity hardball team. Subsequently, he demonstrated natural athleticism and passion for competition in many other sports, including tennis, skiing, golf, sailing and windsurfing. He was able to participate in and to enjoy most activities into his nineties. He was a world-class sailor, most notably winning the World Albacore Championship in 1971, with daughter Nancy as crew.
On the tennis court, he reached the quarter-finals of the Canadian Open in 1948 and locally won the Oshawa Tennis Club men’s championship four times between 1946 and 1969. For all of these efforts Jack was inducted as an inaugural member into Oshawa's Sports Hall of Fame in 1989.
Jack was a well-known orthodontist in the Oshawa area practicing there from 1952 until his retirement at age 75. His loyal, longtime staff were like a second family to him. Jack’s commitment to excellence extended from his professional career to the field of sports.
Ruth, Jack’s wife of 70 years passed away earlier in 2019. Jack is lovingly remembered by his brother Ross, his children Bob, Jane, Nancy and Bruce along with many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The CAO extends its condolences to the entire Langmaid family during their time of loss.