Walter Kenneth Lane of Riverview, NB passed away at The Moncton Hospital on Saturday, July 02, 2022 at the age of 87. Born in Halifax, NS he was a son of the late Walter D. and Dorothy (White) Lane.
July 2, 2022, we said Goodbye to our dad, & Poppy, Walter K. Lane.
Dad served his country from 1953-1974 as a Military Policeman, Sargent-Retired, Canadian Provost Corps. That started at CFB Gagetown and then took him around the world, Germany, Beirut, Cyprus, with the UN Peacekeepers. There were many other aspects of Dad’s military career that went on, but those were not shareable! He retired from the service in 1974 and began a civilian career with the Ministry of Transport and moved our family to Gander, NL, where he was the Supervisor of Security & Policing for the International Airport, where he met Heads of State, Fidel Castro, and numerous celebrities that traveled through the International Airport Town. He loved to fly and had his private pilot license. Dad also loved to Salmon Fish with his pal Barry Gillingham, and spent many hours on the Gander River, eventually getting his guide license to take the American Sports in. He was a member of the Gander Curling Club, served as President, as well as participated in Cross Country Skiing. In 1982 Dad and Mom moved to Riverview, and Dad worked for the Ministry of Transport, again in the Security and Policing for the Airports in Canada, He eventually retired and continued his love of Salmon Fishing and Guiding on the Miramichi River. After Mom passed in 1999, His love of the water and sailing took him to Mahone Bay, NS, where he then called home. He could be seen sitting on his front porch watching the sailboats go by, feeding Sammy the seagull or out of the water sailing with his friends Jim Rosbe and Don Barr 0r online Golfing with his pals, Aubrey and Barry. His other past time was playing Angry Birds
Dad, an avid Crib player taught us all how to play, although it wasn’t very often that we’d win against him!! just when you think you’d skunked him, he’d come roaring back and beat the pants off you!
Dad was Diagnosed with leukemia in 2019, which brought him back to Riverview for family support and medical care. Although he was not treatable, he still fought it with all his strength. During this time, he met some wonderful friends at 21 Crystal Drive, Ray, Joe, Elaine, Brenda, and Margaret, Dad became known as the ‘Goose whisper’ and could be found out back with the Geese and their goslings. He would sit for hours, and the Geese would bring their fuzzy babies to greet him. Twice Dad, who had trouble walking, went down over the grass pushing his rollator a few hundred feet after a fox who had cornered the Geese and their babies yep, they survived, not sure how he got down there or back, but he was determined to save them, and did! He rode a motorcycle on his Germany tour and had hoped to ride a Harley at least once more.
His great joy in life was his grand kids and great grand kids. whether it be a football tailgating party at the University, or Cribbage games, or just family BBQ’s so that everyone was around, he enjoyed it all…A prankster and a jokster he could be as well, right even up till the end. "Tea anyone!"
For us, his adult children, while he drove us nuts sometimes, he was also our friend, and confidant, a shelter in a storm, for us always to turn to when we needed the guidance or just a hug. He protected his family fiercely. Stubborn to the end. A Warrior to the end. RIP Dad/Pops/poppy, we love you and will miss you dreadfully, we will be watching for the dragonfly and know it is you.
Survived by two daughters, Roxann Lane (Matt Baker) Colorado and Stacey Lane McEachern (John Quinton) of Riverview; one son, Bradley of Riverview;
two sisters, Diane and Patti; two brothers, Robert (Marlene) and Ricky (Heather); grandchildren, Patricia, Bruce (Michelle), Bethany, Jennie (Rob), Lexi (Shawn), Morgan, Madison, Nicholas, Nancy (Cody), Caitlin, Alexandra and Leah also by nine great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife, Ann (Jollimore) Lane and by a son, Bruce Lane; brothers, David and Tom (White); sisters, Gwen and Donna.
A celebration of Walter's life will be held at Tuttle Brothers Riverview Funeral Home on Saturday, July 9 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm with burial to follow at Alderwood Cemetery.
Donations in Walter's memory made to the Canadian Cancer Society or to the Friends of Moncton Hospital, Dr. Sheldon Rubin Oncology department would be appreciated by the family.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Brothers Riverview Funeral Home 214 Pine Glen Rd. Riverview, NB (506) 857-9544.
Online condolences may be made at www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca
Celebration of life, Saturday, July 9, 2022
2:00pm until 4:00pm
Tuttle Brothers Riverview Funeral Home 214 Pine Glen Rd, Riverview, NB.
Saturday, July 9, 2022
July 9, 2022
Canadian Cancer Society or Friends of the Moncton Hospital, Dr. Sheldon Rubin Oncology Department.