The Passing of a Friend
We’re very sad to report that our Lobster Whisperer and ‘fixer of all things,’ Lorenzo Quilangtang, lost his battle with cancer on Tuesday.Some of you have known him for a long time, as he first started working with us in 1998. Others may not have had the pleasure to have worked with him as much or at all this past year. Lorenzo hung out in the front tank area and received all the product that came into the house. In addition to that, he was the magical fixer of all things, with fabulous penmanship completing all the Oyster signs, chalk boards, you name it. He took great care and pride with all our product; lovingly maintaining our tanks and nurturing all the live lobsters and crabs that came through our door. He was an honourable, genuine, hard working, loving and gentle friend who dedicated much of his career to Rodney’s and the Oyster House. We have missed him around the House over the past few months-year, as he was fighting hard to recover from the illness that ultimately took his life. His wife and son are in our thoughts as they grieve over this tremendous loss. Those that knew him, take a moment to think about a great man who cared a lot about the Oyster House and all those within its walls (including the lobsters). He was key to our day and his description of that day is one of the main reasons why we have the bow of this vessel swung into the waves and we are ready to ride it out, as ably as possible. Listen to a great guitar riff tonight and think of Lorenzo, singing along in the front room as we set up the House for lunch. The man loved a great song and wasn’t afraid to belt it out.
RIP to a great person. You will be so missed.
- The Crew