It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our father, grandfather and great grandfather, George Alfred Lane of Nelson, B.C. on February 9, 2016 at the age of 86. He was born to Alfred and Florence “Flo” in Nelson, B.C. on January 15, 1930.
George loved sports…whether he was coaching a ball team, taking his children to hockey, watching his children play ball or his grandchildren play hockey, or simply taking in a game of the Nelson Leafs. He truly enjoyed being at the rink or on a ball field. George loved his coffee and socializing …he was usually seen at Kings Family Restaurant every morning (sometimes even before they opened). Dad was a Fraternal Order of Eagles Member for 54years.
He is survived by son Earl (Doreen), daughter Heidi (Doug), son Rick (Kathy), daughter Lorrelei (Ron) grandchildren Kevin, Lisa, Jordan, Avery, Katelyn, Brent, Krista, Micheal, Jody great grandchildren, Jacob, Emme, Avery and Cody. He was predeceased by his partner Edel, mother Flo, father Alfred, daughter Valerie and sisters Elva and Olive.
Funeral services were held at Thompson’s Funeral Home on Saturday, February 20, 2016. Graveside service followed at Nelson Memorial Cemetery followed by a reception at the Nelson Eagles Hall.
The family would like to thank all the doctors and wonderful nurses who looked after our dad during his stay at Talirico Place in Castlegar and to all the great Home Support workers who cared for him while in Nelson. Special thank you goes out to Cliff Beatty for truly being the BEST friend dad could ever have.
Dad will be forever loved and never forgotten. Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca
“REST IN PEACE DAD, WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU”