Lane, John Russell (Died)
appeared in Grimsby Independent, 22 Apr 1943, p. 5

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Legion honours were paid by members of West Lincoln branch on Sunday afternoon at the funeral of one of their comrades, John Russell Lane, Fairview Avenue. Mr. Lane was a retired C.P.R. train dispatcher with 42 years' service and had been stationed, at different times, at Smith's Falls, Ont., Farnham, Que., and Calgary, Alta. He retired from active duty in 1929. During the Great War he served overseas as a sergeant with the 13th Light Railway Operating Company. While in France with the army of occupations following the armistice he lost a leg through an accidental gunshot wound. On his return he resumed work with the C.P.R. He was a member of West Lincoln branch and the War Amputation of Canada. An active member of Trinity United Church, he had served on the board. Besides his wife, Victoria Lane, he is survived by a daughter, Mrs. J.H. Davies, Vernon, B.C., who was enroute to Grimsby at the time of her father's death; one son, Russell H. Lane, Calgary, and a brother, George Lane of Tillsonburg. Funeral service was held from the Stonehouse Funeral Home on Sunday afternoon with Rev. W.J. Watt officiating. Interment took place in Queen's Lawn Cemetery, Rev. George Taylor-Munro conducting the Legion service. Bugler Wally Phipps sounded the Last Post and Reveille. Casket bearers were Vernon Tuck, L.A. Bromley, Watson McPherson, David Thompson, Herbert L. Lindensmith, Samuel Harris.

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22 Apr 1943
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    Latitude: 43.20011 Longitude: -79.56631
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Lane, John Russell (Died)