J. Reginald Crane

July 6, 1936 to June 13, 2023


Reg passed peacefully at home on June 13, 2023. He was in his 87th year.

He was predeceased by his parents Llewellyn and Hilda (Pike) Crane, his sisters and their husbands Mary and Stratford Pike, and Phyllis and Ernest Pocock, as well as his parents-in-law George and Julia (Ash) Hedges.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Flora (Hedges), his brothers-in-law Noel Hedges (Daphne, deceased) and George Hedges, nephews David (Carol Ann) Pocock, Stuart (Karen) Pocock, Stephen Pike, Blair (Danielle) Hedges, nieces Linda (Al) Walker, Stephanie Harlick, Sonya Hedges and Cindy (Robert) Wilson and their families.

At Reg’s request, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or funeral service. Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Columbarium in the Anglican Cemetery, Forest Road.

Donations in Reg’s memory may be made to the SPCA.






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Flora, I was sad to learn of Reg’s passing. I am sure the memories shared over past few days have been a source of comfort to you. Reg was always such a gentleman whenever we visited. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Heather Healey

So very sorry to hear of Reg’s passing and for your deep loss of a loving husband and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time. Reg was a true gentleman, with a big heart and so soft spoken. You were truly the love of his life!!

Flora, sorry to hear about Reg. I remember working with him on elections and that he always checked to see that I got home safe in a snow storm after dropping you off. He was a true gentleman and I will always remember his kindness. Take care.

Dear Flora

Our hearts are with you at this very sad time of Reg’s passing.

We cherish our memories from the many years we all spent together pursuing our passion for dogs .

Sending much care and our deepest condolences

Flora. so very very sad to learn of the passing of Reg. My prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of loss. Deepest sympathies and condolences during this difficult time.

Kay Baxstrome

I am so sad to read of Reg passing; my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.
Keith Pike

Sincerest condolences on Reg’s passing. We remember him as a kind hearted gentleman . Flora, your memories will comfort you as you grieve his passing. RIP Reg.

We are very sorry to lose a great neighbour. We will miss chatting with Reg and deep condolences to Flora.

John, Yolanda, William and Xavier

So very sorry for your loss. Our deepest condolences.

Flora.,so very very sad to learn of the passing of Reg.While it has been many many years I have fond memories of working with you and socializing with you and Reg.He was a gentle giant who had a genuine interest in others and will be dearly missed.


Please accept our deepest sympathies on the passing of Reg. He was a true gentleman and we have so many fond memories of you both spanning more than 40 years, during which time we shared a friendship and a mutual passion for our beloved Pekingese.

Our thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.

Gary and David

Flora, I’m saddened to read of Reg’s illness and passing. I have many fond memories of your visits to the Hedges in Carbonear many years ago. Hold fast to all your precious memories. Heartfelt condolences to you.

Both you and Reg have been great friends to me over the years, and I cherish all the memories. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time..
Love, Glenda

It is with deep regret that we heard of the passing of Reg.
Our thoughts are of the wonderful dog show trips and our toy dog group, Reg was always a gracious winner or loser, .a gracious host and always a wonderful mentor and friend to us all “Doggy People” a true gentleman, it was always a pleasure to be in his company…Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Glenys and Leslie Noseworthy

Flora, Sending condolences on the passing of Reg. Thinking of you at this difficult time.


Our sincere condolences on the passing of your beloved Reg. May the beautiful memories you have of your long marriage provide you with comfort in the sad times ahead. I will always remember Reg teaching me to spell Pe-king-ese at a fun match. Apparently I spelled his breed incorrectly for the previous dog show so I earned a spelling lesson. Ever since, when I am a show secretary and need to spell Pekingese I always smile and think of Reg.. I always looked forward to your entries in the shows years ago as you were the neatest cursive writer on any entry I received. Take care of yourself and God Bless.
John & Peggy Tilley