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September 13, 1950 - February 23, 2024

In Loving Memory ~ "Prone to Mischief"

Lorne passed away peacefully at home on February 23, 2024. He was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan to R. Keith and Phyllis Irvine on September 13, 1950.

Lorne graduated from Estevan Collegiate in 1968, then went to the University of Saskatchewan to follow in his grandfather's and father's footsteps by becoming a pharmacist and returning to Estevan to work in the family pharmacy.

Lorne then went back to university a year later to pursue a career in medicine and graduated from the College of Medicine in 1979. During medical school he spent some time in Honolulu learning marine medicine as well as receiving training in scuba diving. He then started his family practice in Nanaimo which also included marine medical certification.

Lorne enjoyed a number of activities many of which continued throughout his life. He was always physically active; even as a youth he would run through the valley near his home.

Lorne also enjoyed spending his childhood summers at Carlyle (White Bear) Lake boating and swimming. This love of boats and water continued to his university days when he and brother James would go on wilderness canoe trips in northern Saskatchewan.

Lorne continued his running, long walks, playing squash, and skiing. He upgraded from a canoe to a small yacht. Lorne and Sandra enjoyed many summers boating around the Gulf Islands and staying at various marinas. In winter months, they often chose the warmth of Mexico.

Lorne was very proud of his girls Leah and Diane and was so pleased to have them living within easy visiting distance. Another thing that pleased him immensely was the birth of his first grandchild, William, watching him grow and seeing him celebrate his first birthday.

Survived by his partner Sandra Backman, daughters Leah (Dave), Diane (Jay), grandson William. Siblings James (Trudy) Irvine, Betty (Glen) Trowell, Doreene (Ken) Menz, Keith (Cheryl) Irvine. Stepdaughter Lisa (Dan)

Celebration of Life May 11, 2024 Nanaimo Yacht Club (3 to 7 pm).

Service Details

Celebration of Life
Saturday, May 11, 2024
3:00 PM
Nanaimo Yacht Club 400 Newcastle Ave, Nanaimo

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