Vane was a lifelong resident of Vienna Ontario before moving to Tillsonburg on January 1, 2002. In 1961 he married Carol and together they have 6 children Terry, Tracey, Teresa, Troy, Marianne and Justin. He was in farming from 1967 - 2002 and was also in the Farm Tile Drainage business for 12 years. Vane entered into real estate in 1987 working for Hogarth Realty for 3 - 4 years before joining the Coldwell Banker team. Vane was also an active member in the Bayham Township council serving all positions with dedication for 17 years including Councilor from 1972 - 1974 and 1983 - 1985, Deputy Reev from 1986 - 1988, Reev from 1989 - 1997 and Warden of the county of Elgin from 1994 - 1995, Throughout his time in council Vane did a lot of volunteer work in the community. He also was an active member in his church, the Vienna United Church, teaching Sunday School and supporting the board of Stewarts until he moved in 2002. He and his wife Carol now attend the St. Pauls United church here in Tillsonburg.