Hammett – Lorne Richard of Courtenay, passed away at home, peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, March 13, 2016, aged 76. Predeceased by his father Kenneth Hammett and mother Myrtle Hammett. Lorne is survived and will be dearly missed by his wife of 20 years, Elaine, sister Rebecca; children Linda-Rae (Dan), Brian (Rachel), Jody (Wendy), Susan (Ed), Corrie (Steve); and grandchildren Tony, Jessica, Neil, Allison, Ryan, Kyle, Caitlyn, Sera and Jillian.
Born in Penticton, B.C. on May 14, 1939, Lorne served with the Canadian Navy and upon his retirement joined BC Ferries retiring after many years as a captain. He was proud of his involvement as an instructor with the Sea Cadets at HMCS Quadra and his service with the RCMP Auxiliary. As well, Lorne was well known as a Freemason for over 40 years and was actively involved with Masonic Lodge, Knights Templar and served in numerous capacities of Freemasonry.
He will be remembered by all who knew him as a caring and compassionate man who would “give you the shirt off his back” for anyone in need.
A Service of Remembrance to celebrate Lorne’s life will take place on Saturday, March 19th at 11:00AM from Comox Valley Funeral Home, Cremation and Reception Centre, 1101 Ryan Road. For those wishing, donations in Lorne’s memory to the Kocebuka Community Foundation, Zimba, Zambia, Africa, that he was proud to be a part of would be appreciated. Contact Corrie.firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Donations will be accepted at the service.