It is with great sadness the McLaren family announces the sudden passing of Lantz at the Arnprior and District Memorial Hospital on Friday morning, March 10, 2023 at the age of 55. Dear son of Gary (Val) and Frances Gregan. Beloved husband of Deborah (nee McGrail) and father to Tyler (Helene Gardiner) and Josh (Victoria Hutchinson). Cherished and proud “Pa” of Sadie and William. Dear big brother of Sharon MacIntosh, Joanne Stanton (Andrew Green), Jon Stanton and Clayton McLaren (Julie). Lovingly remembered by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and so many wonderful friends, clients and colleagues.
Lantz was an amazing trainer, coach, judge and clinician, providing wisdom, support, knowledge, encouragement, and lots of laughs and enjoyment of the sport he excelled at. Horses to Lantz were providers of calm and peace in a sometimes polarizing and difficult world. As one dear friend said, ‘horses were often the medicine, but Lantz was the magic.”
Final care has been entrusted to the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior where visitation will be held on Saturday afternoon, March 18th from 2 to 4:15 p.m. A Tribute to honour and celebrate Lantz’ life will then take place in the Pilon Family Chapel at 4:30 followed by a Horseman’s procession as Lantz’s casket leaves the funeral home. (The service will be webcast live). The family have requested that in order to truly honour Lantz, wear your Wranglers or come as you are. No formal attire is necessary.
In his memory, please consider a donation to The Heart and Stroke Foundation.