July 31, 1933 – April 5, 2019
Lorne passed away peacefully on April 5, 2019 in Kelowna, BC in his 86th year. He was born an only child in Trail, BC on July 31, 1933. He was predeceased by his parents Elsie and Jimmy Reid. He is remembered and dearly missed by his loving wife of 62 years, Joan (nee Everard), also from Trail, BC, 4 children: Sherry, Wendy, Scott and Jim, and 7 grandchildren: Sara, Emily, Iain, Lauren, Eric, Danielle and Manuel.
Lorne graduated from UBC in 1958 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and spent his entire career working for DuPont of Canada in Kingston, Ajax, Burlington, North Bay, Montreal and Wilmington, DE. As a boy, Lorne loved to fish on the Columbia River with his dad and his dog Rex. He was an avid sportsman in his youth and throughout his life, taking up golf and curling at the age of 10. Lorne curled until retirement and golfed until 83 years of age. He taught Joan both sports and they played everywhere they lived or took holidays. The thrill of his amateur sporting life was an invitation to stay and play golf at both Augusta National and Pebble Beach. Lorne retired at 57 years and built a home on Lake Ontario in Picton. Lorne and Joan became homesick for BC, settling in Gallagher’s Canyon, Kelowna, then Salmon Arm and finally, Mission Villas, Kelowna.
The family wishes to thank all the staff and volunteers at Mountainview Village Complex Care for their compassionate, loving care. No service by request.
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