Remembering and Loving Our Lois Lane: Frederick and Greg’s Story 

May 10, 2022

Humber River Hospital was always Lois Lane’s hospital.

Before her passing, Lois Lane worked at Humber River Hospital in Public Relations in the 1970s, before getting into local politics. Humber River Hospital was always Lois’ hospital, even from the time when she was two years old.

“Our son Greg was born here and when she got sick, Humber cared for her right until the very end,” Frederick Lane, Lois’ husband, said. “Every time Humber was mentioned, she would just light up.”

As a former journalist, Lois’ son, Greg Lane, said that she was curious about everything. Even when she was a patient, she got to know all the staff.

“I remember there was a man at Humber who used to bring her meals. She found out he was going to New York City for the first time and got $40 changed into American cash,” he said. “She pressed it into his hand and told him he had to go and eat as many hot dogs as he could.”

That was the type of person Lois was and how Greg continues to remember his mother as a very generous woman.

Lois pictured with her husband, Frederick Lane and son, Greg Lane.

With that being said, Lois was in a position to give back to the place that provided her care and held a special place in her heart. She decided to leave a gift in her Will to Humber. This made her part of the Aspen Grove Society, Humber River Hospital Foundation’s legacy giving program.

“That’s the generous heart that I miss every day, but I know that her impact is still felt here at Humber and across the city,” Greg said.

Lois passed away on April 10, 2019. She is survived by her husband Frederick Lane and son Greg Lane, but her legacy at Humber will live on forever.

“I feel close to my mum knowing that her generosity continues because she left Humber in her Will.”

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