June 3, 1927 – May 19, 2015
With sadness and heavy hearts, Lorne’s family announce his passing on Tuesday, May 19th at Stanford Place Care Facility in Parksville. Lorne leaves to mourn his passing his sons, Barry (Barb) of Blaine, Washington, Grant (Lynn) of Nanoose Bay; daughter, Sherry (Paul) of North Delta; grandchildren, David, Candice (Barry), Erick (Michelle); great grandchildren, Mackenzie, Blake, and Callum; brother, Wayne (Harmina) of Ladysmith; brother-in-law, Jack Ordano of Chemainus; and niece, Marlene (Vince) Calender of Ladysmith; as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by his wife, Kate Jenny; daughters, Frankie, Debbie (Harry); sisters, Elaine, Muriel, and Lynne; and parents, Walter and Florence Richmond.
Lorne was born in Port Alberni where he spent his early years. The family later relocated to Esquimalt where he finished his schooling. Lorne served in the Army during World War II and had many professions in his life including mill wright, ship wright, logger, construction worker, mobile home installer & technician. At 67, he retired and moved to Ladysmith.
The family wish to extend special “Thanks” to the staff on the Fairview Wing at Stanford Place for the wonderful care they provided to Lorne in his final years.
A family man in the true sense of the word, Lorne will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. A Celebration of Life was held in Lorne’s
honour at the home of Wayne and Harmina Richmond in Ladysmith on
Saturday, May 23, 2015.
In lieu of flowers, please consider honouring Lorne’s memory by making a donation in his name to the Alzheimer Society of BC, #300 – 828 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E2.
To send a condolence to the family please visit www.yatesfuneral.ca
YATES FUNERAL SERVICE & CREMATORIUM
(1-877-264-3848) in care of arrangements.