Lisa J. Huebner-Lane, 53, Canton
Friday, December 31, 2010 - 3:36 am

Ms. Lisa J. Huebner-Lane, age 53, of Canton , passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital where she was admitted on December 25th.

Lisa was born to Gladys J. Barniak and George K. Lane Jr. on December 9, 1957, in Lowville . She graduated from Lowville Academy in 1976. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Springfield College in Springfield , MA in 1980. She attended The University of Iowa in Iowa City , IA , earning a Master of Arts in Physical Education in 1985.

Lisa met her future spouse, David Huebner in Iowa City and they moved to Canton in 1988, when Lisa began teaching physical education at Knox Memorial School in Russell .

She earned tenure teaching physical education at the newly formed Edwards-Knox Central School District , and also began coaching the girls swimming team there. She had taught with the district for 22 years shaping the lives and futures of many youngsters. She also worked during the summer as a life guard at Whetstone Gulf State Park as a young adult, and at Higley Flow State Park in more recent years.

Lisa had two children, Amanda Katherine, who was born on December 7, 1994 and Kyle David, who was born on July 19, 1996. Her career, her home and her family were the mainstays of her life. She enjoyed outdoor activities with her family which included walking, gardening, hiking, biking, canoeing, camping, swimming, picnicking and family time together at a “Secret Spot” in the woods along the Raquette River. She will be remembered dearly for her love of a healthy lifestyle, outdoor places, animals and the natural world.

In 2007 it was found that Lisa had stage 4 lung cancer which had metastasized to her bones and had been undiscovered for over 15 years. After a long and hard struggle with her illness, Lisa began to lose her fight with cancer in September of this year when a tumor was found to be impacting her spine. She retired from teaching in October to spend time with her family at home. The sudden onset of a gradual decline in health led to her hospitalization at Canton-Potsdam Hospital on Christmas night, she died there, resting quietly and without pain, three days later. She is and will be greatly missed by her friends and her family.

Arrangements are with the Garner Funeral Service in Potsdam . Online condolences can be sent at

Contributions in her memory can be made to her children’s educational funds, in her name, at North Country Savings Bank. There will be an outdoor memorial service and celebration of her life somewhere in the woods this coming spring, at a date, place and time yet to be determined.