LANE – Wilfred Ernest Lane


    LANE – Wilfred Ernest Lane
    July 27, 1952 – June 19, 2024

    Mr. Wilfred Lane of High River, Alberta passed away at the High River Hospital on June 19, 2024, with his family by his side, at the age of 71 years. Wilf is survived by his devoted wife Marilyn; daughter Kimberly (Mark); son Jason (Erin); grandchildren Tyson, Peyton, Reese, and Cole; sisters Sharon, Beverly, and Carol. He was pre-deceased by his parents Ernest and Anne and sister Barbara.
    Wilf was born in Brooks, Alberta to Ernest and Anne Lane of Bow City. Wilf spent his childhood in Bow City before attending Lethbridge Community College where he would meet, and in 1974, marry the love of his life, Marilyn Boulton. After their marriage, Wilf and Marilyn settled in Brooks where they raised their two children Kimberly and Jason. In 2006, after a life of hard work, Wilf and Marilyn would retire and move to Hillcrest Mines in the Crowsnest Pass. Wilf and Marilyn enjoyed a very active and social retirement spending their summers in the Crowsnest Pass enjoying the outdoors, and their winters at Quail Run, a retirement community in Arizona City, where they made friendships with many people who they remain close with to this day. In 2022 Wilf and Marilyn made the decision to move to High River, allowing them to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
    Wilf had a larger-than-life personality, he loved to make time for everyone and anyone, and he always had a way of leaving a lasting impression on all who he had a chance to meet. Wilf led a very active and social life; in his spare time, he enjoyed being with his many friends and family at the curling club in the winter and golf course in the summer. Wilf also enjoyed an opportunity to get away on camping trips with his family and friends. He could often be found spending countless hours fly fishing on one of the many streams in Southern Alberta and always enjoyed an evening around the campfire telling stories and sharing a good laugh.
    Wilf had a love of the western lifestyle, rodeo and the Calgary Stampede. In his younger years he worked as a trail ride guide in Banff, Alberta and rode bareback in college rodeos. In his later years he never missed the Calgary Stampede daily rodeo, the evening highlights and the chuckwagon races.
    Wilf had a passion for music and took great joy in playing his acoustic guitar. In his retirement he could often be found attending a jam session at the Miners Club in Hillcrest or hosting an impromptu concert on a front porch in Quail Run with his many bandmates.
    Wilfred’s larger than life personality will be greatly missed. He was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle and Friend who always found a way to bring a smile to a person’s face and found his way into many people’s hearts. He will be forever remembered.
    Memorial Services are yet to be determined and further details will be provided once final arrangements have been made.
    To send condolences please visit Caring for the family is Lyle Reeves Funerals of High River (Craig Snodgrass) 403.652.4242.