Giffen-Mack Funeral Home & Cremation Centre

4115 Lawrence Ave East, West Hill, ON


Doris Anne Lane

January 1, 1934February 2, 2020

Doris passed away peacefully after a short illness at Bendale Acres Long Term Care in Scarborough, Ontario.

Predeceased by her loving husband of 49 years, Frank Lane; beloved mother to Frank (Karen) and Patty (Seán); grandmother to Samantha, Frank, Kathy, Danny, John and Liam and great-grandmother to Leah, Brandon, Isabelle and Nathan.

Doris was born in Toronto, her parents Charles and Elizabeth Green immigrated from Scotland and raised their family in Cabbagetown.

She had vivid memories of her childhood with her brothers; Tom, Charlie and Roy. Their home was the centre of many card games and songs sung by her "demonic rag-tag brothers".

Doris worked as a secretary for the Bakery Workers Union, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Bank of Montreal and Scarborough Public Utilities Commision.

After retiring from the SPUC in 1994, she and her husband Frank enjoyed trips to the U.S. and many new friendships at Ling Road.

She will be remembered by her friends from Cabbagetown, the Memoir Writing Group at Cliffcrest Library and the volunteers at Centenary Hospital.

A memorial service will be held at Giffen-Mack Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 4115 Lawrence Ave. E on Saturday, February 15 at 2 pm.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • Memorial Service Saturday, February 15, 2020


Doris Anne Lane

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Judy wisema

February 13, 2020

Great memories with Doris and Diane on Ling Rd. Such a lovely lady. RIp Doris.

zaiga bambrough

February 6, 2020

Those we love remain with us, for love itself lives on,
And cherished memories never fade because a loved one's gone.
Those we love can never be more than a thought apart.
For as long as there is memory, they'll live on in the heart.
Rest in peace, my friend

Margaret Mair

February 5, 2020

I met Doris when, new to Scarborough, I joined the Memoir Writing Group at Cliffcrest. She shared her stories, written and unwritten, with humour and frankness; we missed her kind presence when she could no longer come.
My condolences to all of you, her family; may Doris and her stories live on in and bring comfort to your hearts.

Lynne Eibich

February 5, 2020

To the Lane family,
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My heart and prayers go out to you all.
Lynne Eibich

Raylene Macleod

February 4, 2020

We were so sorry to hear of Doris’s passing. She was a lovely lady who we enjoyed meeting , talking too and hearing her many stories. Greg and Doris enjoyed their conversations about their respective times at SPUC!
She even attended one of our tiki bar parties when we lived in Scarborough.
Our condolences to the entire family.
Raylene and Greg