In loving memory ~
Lorne, a resident of Cumberland, died peacefully at his home on Saturday, July 15th, 2023, comforted by his loving family. Lorne was born on February 25th, 1943, in Prince Albert Saskatchewan. Lorne spent his early working years as a surveyor. He honed his skills as a master carpenter and specialized in framing, spending many years in the Yukon, but his love of B.C. brought him to Cumberland in the early 90s. Upon his retirement, his love of gardening overtook his love for work. You could go anywhere In Lorne's backyard and find veggies growing. Everyone knew that the back deck was the gathering place where he held court. He was also a great cook and his Caesar salads and pies were epic. Neighbourhood children were always welcome and dogs known or unknown could wander through the yard or house and always get a treat. Lorne also enjoyed a good challenge of cribbage, darts or pool.
Lorne was a loving husband to Marylee and is survived by children Sandra (Paul), Angela (Blair), Melanie, and Sandy, grandchildren Amanda, Ryan, Raven, Gabriel, and Simon, brothers Ron (Gail), Arnold (Gladys), sister Audrey (Rodney) and many nieces and nephews. Lorne was predeceased by his parents Edwin and Lena Selander and his first wife Marredy.
He will always be remembered for his strong work ethic, solid character and his generous nature.
We would like to commend the Comox Valley Regional Hospital community care nursing staff, especially Heather for her extraordinary compassion, doctors Fehlau and Nakova, and heartfelt gratitude to Lorne's daughter Sandy for her loving care that enabled him to remain at home.
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Canadian Red Cross.
Lorne's annual Cumberland potato lottery will be held in honour of him on Saturday, August 5th, from 2 - 5 P.M. This will be a celebration of Lorne's incredible life. Please join us at 2817 Maryport Avenue, Cumberland.