Passed into the presence of his Lord and Saviour on September 28, 2021, Lance George Hoskins, at the age of 88 years. Lance was predeceased by his parents, Llewelyn and Doris (Butler) Hoskins, and infant brother Calvin. He leaves to mourn his wife, Peggy; sons, Paul (Debi), Terry, Jeff (Andrea), and Trevor (Heather); and daughter, Karen (Peter) Grant. Also left to mourn his grandchildren, Matthew (Kelly) Grant, Adam (Stephanie) Grant, Megan Hoskins (Harvey Burge), Hannah Hoskins, Joshua Hoskins, Sara Hoskins, and Leah Hoskins; great-grandchildren, Isaiah Grant, Jaxson Grant and Kingston Grant; sister, Verna Belbin; step-brothers, Reg Peckford and Bruce Peckford; and step-sister, Lynne Peckford; as well as a circle of other relatives and friends.
He was the first born child to Llewellyn and Doris Hoskins, on Boxing Day 1932 in what was then called “Grand Falls Station Newfoundland.” With just under a decade of his life played-out, the peril following the sudden loss of both father and brother generated the catalyst that produced that “give all without fail” type character he displayed right to the bitter end. His passion to serve God, provide for his family and that innate drive to complete every task above and beyond all expectations superseded his whomping, just over, five foot frame. (It was said that if he was to stand alongside his Grandfather John, Lance would look like a giant) His love for Newfoundland with all its rustic terrain and natural resources, hunting and fishing, vacationing at the cottage on the shores of Notre Dame Bay, was a major composite of his at the core. Though he would discredit any accolades regarding the quantity or quality of his faith, he would certainly entertain you in the object of his faith -“Jesus.” Playing the tape of his life backwards, one would clearly see the evidence of God at work in his life, only to witness the display of provision and contentment from God as his Sheppard and he being in no need for want. His resume of trades and final transition into the salary sector at Abitibi Price, secured his role as the sole bread winner for his family of five. Lance was never a selfish man; always putting others first and would put today’s social media platforms to shame. It would be a disservice not to mention his love for music, especially the spirituals. He could always be heard playing, singing and definitely whistling a hymn. Knowing Lance, one can only imagine him opening his eyes now to that heavenly scene and realizing that it’s not a dream. He’s gazing into the face of the one who gave everything that enabled him to be there right now, and that’s when faith ends.
Public visitation will take place on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from 7-9pm at Hoskins Funeral Home in Grand Falls-Windsor, following all current COVID-19 guidelines. The funeral service will be private.
Donations can be made in Lance's memory to The Gideons International.