Obituary of John Russell Lane
It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved husband, father, uncle and friend, John Russell Lane at the CNRHC on June 24, 2020. He was predeceased by his parents, John C. and Hazel (Slade) Lane; sister, Elsie Oldford; brothers: Dave, Toby, Harold, and Sidney; nephews: Danny Lane, Gary Lane and William Lane Jr. He leaves to mourn his wife, Sharon Hobbs, son Matthew; sister, Joan Pretty; brother, William Lane Sr.; nephews, nieces and a large number of friends.
John grew up in Grand Falls-Windsor and throughout his life he enjoyed many things. Music was a big part of his life. He started out with a little drum set as a kid playing at the Grand Falls Legion at age 15 with the House Band and then picked up the base guitar which he continued to play for many years. He was a member of a few local bands such as Sweetwater with his brother Sid, Crew, Red Fox, Country Freedom with Lloyd Gosse and Chantz with George Dominix. He became very good and close friends with a lot of his bandmates. He played darts in a few local nightclubs. He loved listening to music. Beatles being his all-time favorite group and Paul McCartney his favorite member, he had a collection of Beatle Memoralbillia. He also liked classic rock. As a kid he enjoyed building model kits. He loved playing video games with Matthew, when Matthew was a small boy he would often carry him on his shoulders. Among other things he loved his Doggie and best companion Chloe. He loved drinking Fresca and was know in some of the local stores as “The Fresca Man”. John had a lot of things he loved and enjoyed but the biggest was fishing, he was an avid salmon angler. He fished on a few rivers in Newfoundland always wanted to go to Labrador so he could catch some big ones. He taught a few other anglers how to catch and retain. He dearly loved the sport. He had his own hobby of fly tying. Tying trout and salmon flies for his family and friends and was known as one of the best fly tiers in Central Newfoundland. Later in life he became a videographer and filmed many wedding, reunions, anniversary and birthday parties. He created a lot of memories on film for people for years to come. You could always see him going around with the camera on his shoulder. He was also into doing video editing and computer technology. John was a very caring person and would help anyone in need. He was a funny guy and had many good laughs with family and friends. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.
Rev Jeff Blackwood and Rev. Roy Martin will conduct the funeral service at Hoskins Funeral Home, Grand Falls-Windsor with burial at the Anglican Church Cemetery on Caribou Road, Grand Falls-Windsor.
Pallbearers will be Keith Lindahl Jr., George Dominix, Fred Pretty, Toby Pretty, Tyson Pretty and Trudy Oldford.
Visitation for family and invited friends will be held 10:30-12.
Donations in his memory can be made to assist the family.
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