Passed away peacefully on October 11, 2020 at the James Paton Memorial Hospital William Joseph Lane age 85 years with his loving family by his side.
Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories his darling wife Josephine of 56 yrs.; 5 Sons: Keith (Margarita), Aidan (Roxanne), Bill Jr. (Denise), Robert (Tammy), Paul (Jeannie); 7 Grandsons: Cody (Amy), Thomas (Holly), Brady, Troy, Brandon, Xander & Desmond; 1 Granddaughter: Nicole; 1 step granddaughter: Melissa & 5 Great Grandchildren; 3 sisters: Isabell Mennie (Bill Deceased), Geraldine Carroll (Bill), & Clara Lane.
He was predeceased by Parents: Thomas & Kathleen (Foley); brothers: Aidan, Basil & Frank.
In keeping with William's wishes, cremation has taken place. Funeral Mass will take place on Wednesday October 14, 2020 from St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church with interment to follow at All Saints Cemetery.
As expressions of sympathy in lieu of flowers donations in William's memory may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Stacey's Funeral Home Gander/Carmanville and to leave a message of condolence please visit our website at www.staceysfuneralhome.ca.
No more a Watch to stand. Old Sailor.
For you are drifting on an ebbing tide
Eight Bells has rung. Dog Watch is done.
A new Berth waits you on the other side.
Your Ship is anchored in God’s Harbour.
And though his sailors are of equal rank
there ‘ll be Shipmates on the deck to greet you.
And Pipe, as you ascend the Plank….
Her boilers with full head of steam
Cargo stowed and Galley stored
Just waiting to get underway.
When the last Hand comes aboard.
Look sharp! That Hand is you. Old Sailor.
And you’ll be ailing out of Heavenly Seas.
So may the wind be ever at you back.
Fair weather. And God speed!