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.Print This Obituary & Condolences