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1948 - 2009

It is with great sadness that we announce that on October 7, 2009 Bob passed away peacefully with his family (including sisters and niece from Ontario) by his side, after a brief but valiant battle with esophageal cancer.

Bob was born April 23, 1948 in Peterborough, Ontario to Elmer and Margaret (nee Philips) Long.

As a teenager Bob joined the Royal Canadian Navy, and sailed the world. His love of the food industry became evident - and, as a cook, he made sure his comrades never went hungry. In 1969, after the service to his country, he headed west to Edmonton where he met the love of his life, Shirley Mann. Shirley swept him off his feet, they married and had one son Dennis.

Bob, being outgoing and a "people person", enjoyed a number of successful careers - from culinary chef, to salesman, to graphic designer. He eventually started his own company, Satoo Design and Graphics, and his inaugural project was publishing Shirley's first book, The Handbook of Mammography. Against all odds and ignoring the advice of experts, Bob produced this book using floppy disks - many of them, in fact. This daunting, labor-intensive project served only to stimulate his creative side - and set him on the path to mastering computer concepts and the design industry. Bob loved the challenge of the latest electronic technology - always on the cutting edge. He pioneered the 35mm slide industry in Edmonton, published 3 additional editions of The Handbook of Mammopgraphy, and took on many different projects in graphic design - his motto was "nothing is impossible!".

His love of people and his dedication to family led to yet another major milestone - developing the Long Family Genealogy website. His favourite pastime was tracking down long lost relatives and he spent countless hours logging names, dates, and other significant information - a wonderful legacy that will live on forever.

Bob's family and many friends remember him for his jovial nature and his positive outlook on life. He had the talent of invigorating the most cantankerous of folks, encouraging them to look at the bright side of life - he turned many scowls into smiles.

Bob will remain in the hearts of his wife Shirley, son Dennis, brother Brian, sisters Sharon (Ian), Patti and Denise, Shirley's parents, Jake and Alma (nee Hahn) Mann, and her sisters Sharon (Dave) and Jackie (Roland). Bob has enriched the lives of many friends and acquaintances throughout his life. He will be fondly remembered and missed by all.

His son Dennis will be keeping the website up, as per his father's wishes, but please understand that he will not be making any changes or additions at this time.

I am researching the families of Christian Johann Heinrich Carl Lange (my great grandfather). He was born on November 17, 1852 in Zulow, Germany and baptized in the Lutheran church in Strahlendorf, Germany. His parents were Johann Friedrich Lange born April 11, 1817-Zulow, Germany and Maria Sophia Dorothea Elisabeth Schefe (Schefee) born on January 2, 1830 in Warsow, Germany. This family immigrated to the United States in approximately 1852-1859. Two other children were born in Defiance, Ohio and baptized in St. John's Lutheran Church. Friedrich Johann Lang (Lange) on December 25, 1858 and Wilhelmine Sophia Lange on April 11, 1857. This family moved to Kinmount, Ontario, Canada in approximately 1860-1861.

I am also researching my mother's side of the family. Names such as Phillips, Culkeen and Desbarbieux are just a few of the many surnames in this database.

Areas of research...many cities and towns that include Kinmount, Peterborough, Douro, Otonabee, Campbellford, Trenton, Kingston, Brighton - all in Ontario.

Bob Long

Others working closely with me on this project:

Grenville Schrader

Email: schraderg@bell.net

Stuart Tribble

Email: janner1@sympatico.ca

Fred Long

Email: jlong@eagle.ca

Graphics by Dennis Long  www.dennis-r-long.com

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