Lorne passed away peacefully on October 24, 2019. He was born on August 7, 1928 in Chilliwack, BC, but spent most of his life in Victoria. In his early years as a carpenter, he worked for Dillabough and Luney Construction but later had his own construction company with his son Russell. A passionate and skilled fisherman, he had many fishing buddies over the years but none as devoted as his good friend Bob Mills.

Lorne is survived by his wife of almost 70 years Vi, children, Debbie (Greg), Donna (Gary), Russell (Angie), Diana (Rick), Rick (Jodi), 11 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his sister Shirley (Ken), and brothers Ron, Doug and Tim (Marge).

Many thanks to Dr. Alex Walton for the extraordinary care he provided during these last years and to Dr. Stephanie Brown who expertly and compassionately guided our family through Dad’s final days.

Thanks also to his Community Health Case Manager, Joan Henderson, who enabled Dad to stay in the family home he constructed until his final week of life.

No service by request.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Red Cross.

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

McCall Gardens

  • Cousin LYNN

    Thinking about all of you, sending my love
    And deepest sympathy.

  • The Bryant’s

    Diana, we were so sorry, to hear that your dad, has passed away, he was such a kind and gentle human being,and we all know, how much you loved him, please extended our condolences to rest of your family, and our thoughts are with you, at this difficult time

  • Kelly Summerfield

    Dear Thornton family.

    Sending love and positive thoughts during this sad time. Our sincerest sympathy on the passing of your loved one.

    Kelly and Trevor Summerfield

  • Wayne Zaccarelli

    Met Lorne and his hunting partner George Garside at Gordon River several times over the years while my dad Howard and I were hunting there. Also talked to him many times at the Esquimalt Anglers boat ramp. Good memories over many years!

  • Len Bell

    To the Thornton family,
    The Bell family offers our condolences for your loss. Wishing you strength and peace to support you all.
    Len & Paola Bell

  • Sandi

    Sending lots of love and good wishes to Auntie Vi and cousins Debbie, Donna, Diana, Russel and Ricky.
    Godspeed Uncle Lorne.

  • Ollie Bedlington

    So sorry for your loss, a very nice man.

    Ollie and Al

  • Marge Thornton

    What a Wonderful send off for your father. He certainly will be missed. Give Vi our love as well as the rest of the family. Love Tim and Marge

  • Marne St. Claire

    To the Thornton family,
    Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss.
    Marne and John

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