Lorne passed away September 22, 2011, at the age of 85, after a lengthy illness. He grew up in Campbellton, New Brunswick, working in Labrador and Ft. McMurray, Alberta, before retiring with his wife Marion in Parksville, B.C., in 1987.
Lorne was a veteran of WWII, and a boilermaker by trade. In retirement he focused his energy on his family, carving, playing the bagpipes, service to his church, working as a service officer for the Legion and with the Shriner’s in support of the Children’s Hospital. He was a lifetime member of the Masconic Lodge in Ft. McMurrary, Alberta, and an affiliate member of the Parksville Lodge, the Royal Canadian Legion and the Parksville Rock & Gem Club.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marion, their three daughters, Barbara (Ron) Sands, of Anchorage, Alaska, Joan (Hugh) Furber, of Ft McMurray, Alberta and Heather (Walter) Ingram of Fernie, B. C., 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held at Knox United Church, Tuesday, September 27, 2011.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing to do so may make donations in his memory to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, 3550 Wayburne Drive, Burnaby BC or the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC, 1212 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3V2