LANE, Captain Robert L.
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CD, RCN retired, B.Sc (Mil), P.Eng.
At home in Ottawa, Dec.27, 2013 in his ninety- fourth year. Bob, beloved husband of Lucille Brough, father of John (Dianne Slimmon), late Wendy (Norman McDougall) and late Peter (Letizia Amadini; first wife, Marcia George) and grandfather of Kate (Stuart) and Ann of Toronto, Dylan (Nunich) of San Francisco, Max of Ottawa and Gabriel of Philadelphia.
Bob joined the Navy in 1939 from the Royal Military College, attended the Royal Naval College and Royal Naval Engineering College in England where he was awarded a King's Commendation for Bravery as a volunteer dispatch rider during nighttime air raids on Plymouth, 1941.
He served in the Atlantic, Pacific and Korean waters. He loved the seas and ships. His service afloat included times in cruisers, HMS Glasgow, HMCS Uganda, and Ontario and destroyers HMCS Saguenay and Cayuga. He served in many technical and personnel positions ashore including SACLANT and attended the National Defence College. After retirement, one of his proudest achievements was helping to bring about the present transportation system for the disabled in Ottawa. He was also a management consultant at Agriculture Canada. He was a keen lover of animals, birds, insects and fungi.
Friends and family are invited to visit at Beechwood, Cemetery and Funeral Services, 280 Beechwood Avenue (east of Vanier Parkway), Ottawa after 10:15 a.m. on Friday January 3, 2014 until time of Memorial Service in the Sacred Space at 11 a.m. followed by interment at the National Military Cemetery. There will be a reception at 12:15 p.m. after interment.
Bob attributed his lasting health in part to the kind professional care he received at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bob's memory to the University of Ottawa Heart Institute Foundation, 40, Ruskin St., Local H2408 Ottawa, ON. K1Y 4W7 would be appreciated.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Dec. 31, 2013 to Jan. 2, 2014