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LANE, John “Jack” Michael, P. Eng.

December 29, 1949– September 17, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the loss of our beloved father, partner, friend, mentor and teammate, Jack Lane. He passed on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at the age of 63 years after a very brief, but courageous battle with cancer.

Jack leaves behind his partner Donna Dorsett and is survived by his children, Jennifer Jensen (Quentin) and Jeff Lane (Chantel); as well as his grandchildren, Dane, Katelyn and Morgan.

Jack was born in Edmonton, Alberta but grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. While growing up, he enjoyed many summers with his friends and family at Emma Lake where he developed a great love for the outdoors. After high school, Jack attended the University of Saskatchewan and graduated with a degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1974. With his iron ring in hand, Jack set off to Calgary to start a new life. His daughter Jen was born in 1976. In 1978, he went to work for ARAMCO in Saudi Arabia where his son Jeff was born in 1979. With his young family in tow, he returned to Calgary and the oil patch. Jack spent many years as a well site consultant in Alberta and throughout western Canada. In 1995, he decided to settle down and find oil from a desk. He joined Genesis Exploration in its early stages and was an integral part of the team that built the company prior to its sale to Vintage Petroleum. Most recently, Jack was a Vice President at Novus Energy where he was able to apply his expertise to a place he was truly passionate about, Saskatchewan. Every fall, Jack could be found hunting in the fields surrounding Kindersley or telling stories to all at hunting camp, a tradition that has carried on for multiple generations. As an avid outdoorsman, he equally enjoyed a day on the water, fishing rod in hand. Away from the great outdoors, Jack loved to play golf in the summers and hockey during the winters. He also enjoyed the sound of the ocean, sunshine on his face and soft sand on his feet. He was always busy pursuing another fun outing but never too busy for family. As a father and grandfather, he was very proud to be able to offer affection and guidance to his children and more recently, grandchildren. In fact, Jack was known as a second father to many. Jack was extremely proud of his children and beamed happiness when surrounded by his grandchildren. His energetic attitude and great sense of humor will be deeply missed by all who knew him. Jack lived life to the fullest.

He is also survived by his mother Mary Lane of Penticton, BC; brothers Frank Lane (Claire) and Bob Lane (Karen); and sister Pat Bessette (Maurice). He was predeceased by his father Harry Lane.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Foothills Country Hospice Society, P.O. Box 274, Okotoks, AB, Telephone: (403) 995-4673, www.countryhospice.org.

In living memory of Jack Lane, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. My sympathy goes out to Donna, Jennifer ,Quentin ,Jeff and Chantel the grandchildren and all the Lane family. I had known Jack for 38 years and he was always full of life and no one could tell a funny story like Jack. He was a great friend to our family, he will be missed .
    Dale Lobsinger

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  2. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Jack. Jack was a great man and fit in as one of the buddies. I always enjoyed playing a round of golf with him or being on the ice playing hockey. He was my last coach in hockey and definitely the best coach I ever had. He will be missed by lots.

    My condolences to Jeff and Jenn and your families.

    Ryan Kinsman

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  3. Bob Weir & Val Weston :

    Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time.

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  4. Kerry Weiland (nee McDonald) :

    I am deeply saddened by your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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  5. Hesther & Gord Forsyth :

    It is with a heavy heart I write this. We have known Jack for many years and will always remember him in a special way. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family. I will watch for the new star that will appear in Heaven as he watches down on everyone.

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  6. Kelly & Rose Manz :

    Jenny, Jeff and families,
    Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great sadness. Your Dad will remain forever in your hearts and loving memories of him will help you through the days ahead.
    With our sincere condolences
    Kelly & Rose Manz

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  7. Shawn R McDonald :

    I’m very sad to hear this and would like to send my condolences. My memory of Jack goes back many years. He was a devoted hockey dad who always seemed to have good advice. My very first ride in a brand new Chevy was with the lane family on the way to hockey. Some memories never leave you.

    All my best the Lane Family

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  8. Bruce Borstmayer :

    Jack and I were friends briefly in first year engineering until I left. Years later we ran into each other again here in Calgary. I just noticed his passing in the paper. I’m so sorry. Jack was a good guy.

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  9. Sue (Choi) Ellenzweig :

    Dear Jenny & Jeff (and your families),

    Mike told me of your dad’s passing and I wanted to reach out to you both. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I ran into your dad, years ago and remember how friendly he was.
    My thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

    Sue

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  10. Dearest Jen,Q and family,

    I am so sorry for the loss of your father. He will be in your hearts forever.

    My thoughts are with you.

    Love
    Paddy from Tie

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  11. Rick and Linda McDowell :

    Dear Jeff, Jen and families.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Cherish your fond memories of your father.

    Rick and Linda

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  12. Dear Lane family:
    My mother shared news of Jack’s passing a couple of days ago. We send our thoughts and prayers to all of you. The many wonderful memories of his life and the love of family and friends will help you in the weeks and months ahead.
    I have many wonderful memories of our family times together when we were kids in Sherbrooke. Jack and my brother Jim (who passed away in January) were “little brothers” to Frank and me. We shared many adventures together with our families.
    Though the years have passed without much contact I share in your loss. May every day give bring smiles in the midst of sorrow as you celebrate Jack’s life.

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  13. Joyce Phillips(Pappenfus) :

    Sincere condolences to the Lane family,
    I went to elementary and high school with Jack. We had such a good time reminising at our last high school reunion and I was looking forward to reconnecting with him at the up coming reunion.
    He will be missed.

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  14. To Jackie’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. To Mary, Pat, Frank and Bobby, I can’t imagine how painful this must be for you. I haven’t seen Jackie since our high school days but I remember him well and the close knit family Harry, Mary and the kids enjoyed. Happy memories.

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