Lane, Ingibjörg Lillian (née Olson)

Beloved wife of the late Alec Lane, died on 13 April, 2013 in her 97th year. Born in Gimli Manitoba 19 March 1917 to an Icelandic-Canadian family, she spent her childhood in various places in Manitoba and Saskatchewan and in Seattle. She trained as a nurse in Winnipeg and served as Lieutenant in the Canadian Army during World War II.  After the war, she was able to resume her education which had been cut short by the Great Depression, earning a BA in English and Philosophy at McGill University. While at McGill, she met and married Alec Lane. They moved to Ottawa, where Alec pursued his career with the public service. After Alec’s retirement, they moved to Brockville. Their marriage was exceptionally happy and close until his death in 1994. She will be missed by her four children William, Timothy, Jenifer and Dorothy, daughter-in-law Rosemary, sons-in-law Noel and Greg, and grandchildren David, Ellen, Fiona, Joshua, Katriona, Julia, Angela, Owen, Adrian, and Gareth. She was predeceased by infant daughters, Olöf and Ethel. Thanks to the local Red Cross community services (especially Denise) and Brockville General Hospital. Donations to Scripture Union or World Vision would be appreciated.

A memorial Service to celebrate Lillian’s life will be held on Tuesday April 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in the Parish of the St. Lawrence Church 80 Pine St. Brockville. Barclay Funeral Home, 137 Pearl St. East entrusted w the arrangements. Messages of condolence may be sent online at

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