LANE, Edward George

(IBM retiree) P.E.

 March 21, 1938 - July 29, 2017

Ed of Regina, Saskatchewan passed away peacefully with his beloved wife of over 50 years, Irene, and his two daughters by his side in South Muskoka Memorial Hospital. Loving father of Deanna and Andrea, father-in-law to Kent and Brent. Proud grandpa of Kayla, Hayden, Lane and Nohle. Beloved uncle and friend to many. Ed spent over 25 years of retirement in his favourite place North Bay on Lake Muskoka when he wasn't walking the sand beaches in Florida. Summers in Muskoka consisted of boating, cocktails on the raft, canoeing, socializing with friends and family, with the odd seadoo or ski thrown in for good measure. He was known for his sharp intellect, generosity, warm smile and zest for life. Ed was a jokester who enjoyed playing pranks on people and sharing jokes, with a smile on his face and his infectious laugh. In his younger years he was an avid hockey player, playing on his University team, and was also a champion skeet shooter. Ed enjoyed snowmobiling, water sports and NASCAR. He was always up for an adventure, often rallying others to join him. He loved entertaining friends and family at his home in Muskoka, taking them boating and teaching them how to waterski. His engineering degree was put to good use whether he was designing a dock, sauna or analyzing the latest Consumer Reports to share with his son-in-laws. Lovingly remembered by his family in Saskatchewan and friends. As per Ed's wishes cremation has taken place and a celebration of his life will be at Muskoka Steamships & Discovery Centre in Gravenhurst Wharf (275 Steamship Bay Road) on Saturday September 30, 2017 from 1-4 p.m.

Memorial donations in Ed's memory to the Canadian Cancer Society or the Heart and Stoke Foundation would be greatly appreciated by the family.

 A life well lived, surrounded by love, family and good friends.


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  • Aug 4, 2017

    Brenda & Todd Montgomery (Mac Donnell)
    Andrea & Brent we are so sorry for your loss:( Our thoughts & Prayers are with you during this time for your whole family xoxo
  • Aug 5, 2017

    Al and Maie-Claire
    Our sincere and deepest condolences to all of the Lane Family at this sorrowful time and our prayers and thoughts are with all. It is always difficult to lose someone you love BUT we hope you can take comfort in the fact that Ed is in a better place and at rest free from suffering and pain. 
    Love and Hugs from us both.
  • Aug 6, 2017

    Nancy Heney-Santos
    Mr Lane (aka Pa Lane in my world), From the first weekend I met you when I was 16 and you walked around the cottage cabin in your underwear and didn't understand why I was a bit uncomfortable with this ~ to teaching me how to water ski, taking me on day long snowmobile rides and driving the boat as crazy as you could to launch us in the air from the tube and cheese eggs of course ~ you were someone special to many people. Many of us have fond memories of you and how you treated everyone with such a kind heart and of the smile that never seemed to leave your face.  Thanks for cheering me on at the Henry swim meets!  For trying to teach me how to water ski!  And for letting me be a part of your family for 30 years.  Rest in peace.  You will be missed!
    Hugs to the Lane's  ♥
  • Aug 6, 2017

    Wendy Burton
    Andrea, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you prepare to celebrate your dads life.   I worked with your Dad at IBM and he was a wonderful fun and thoughtful man.  I know you will miss him dearly.  
  • Aug 6, 2017

    Mike & Debbie Nicholls
    Andrea and family.. Our deepest condolences to you and your family at this very difficult time. Our thoughts, prayers and love, go out to each and everyone. The most truthful phrase, time heals. Believe me, it does. Our love to you all. 
  • Aug 9, 2017

    Karen and Karlo Cabrera
    Requiescat in pace.
  • Aug 10, 2017

    Mick McDonad
    Andrea, my sincerest prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May you find comfort in the arms of your loved ones, and in the smiles, laughter and tears, that come from the telling of good stories about your Dad.
    In Peace,
  • Aug 10, 2017

    Andrea, I am happy to know from what was written above and what you have shared that your father had lived a courageous and wonderful life. I wish you and your family peace and trust at this difficult time.
  • Aug 10, 2017

    Sue Tunstell
    Well Andrea it sounds like your dad was a very kind man and alot of fun as well.  Like i said before you have been with him all of the way, he knows that.  I am sorry that you are going thru this at this time, but I know he gave you alot of memories that you can hold on to.  All the support that you are getting you deserve, all the best to you and your family.
  • Aug 10, 2017

    John McNeil
    Thinking of you, and wishing peace and kindness for you and your family.
  • Aug 11, 2017

    Lee Anne Knapp
    It sounds like mr. Lane loved the land and treated it with respect. That's a life accomplishment to be proud of.
    Skén:nen(peace) to you and your family at this difficult time.
  • Aug 11, 2017

    Gail Letcher
    Andrea and family.  I am so sorry for your loss.
  • Aug 11, 2017

    Deepest condolences  to you and the family
  • Aug 11, 2017

    Sue Larsen
    I am sorry for your loss Andrea. It sounds like your dad was an amazing gentleman. Cherish all those memories that you have of him and speak of him often. Sending you and your family many hugs.
  • Aug 21, 2017

    Craig Welbourn
    I just recently learned of Ed's passing (we don't have iPhones or WiFi at our cottage) with a profound sense of loss. I worked with Ed at IBM, where Ed made it extra worthwhile to come into the office. No matter what the situation, Ed was always contagiously 'up', laughing and joking and pulling the odd prank. But what I remember most is his love for his family. Ed regularly mentioned his beloved Irene and his two girls. Wonderful memories and a deep loss.  
  • Aug 22, 2017

    Charlotte Sutcliffe
    I was so sad to hear that my cousin Ed recently passed away. He was a wonderful man always smiling and laughing and loved life.  I have such fond memories of him. One in particular, many years ago he drove out west to Regina with Irene for her to meet his parents and mine in his shiny blue convertible. This is back in the sixties and of course I had never ridden in one and felt like a princess. He always made every one feel at ease. My deepest condolences go out to the love of his life Irene and his two daughters and their families. Rest in Peace Ed. xo
  • Aug 25, 2017

    Sophie Guarnaschelli
    Dearest Andrea,
    I am so sorry for your loss of your Father.  I know that you were such a loving and devoted daughter.  He must have been incredibly proud of you. He sounds like he was an amazing man, living his life to the fullest, and leaving you with wonderful memories to treasure.  My heart goes out to you and your Family.

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