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Lorne Spicer

SPICER, Lorne - Of Parkwood Veteranís Long Term Care and long-time resident of Shedden, Ontario, died at the age of 92 years on March 24, 2019. Loved Husband of Rosa (Poechman) for more than 70 years. Proud Father and Grandfather of Bob and Beth and their children Becky (Jamie), Dan (Sarah), Michael (Susan) and Emily; Brenda and Gord and their children Charles (Jackie) and Amy (Jason); Tom and Janet; Paul and Monica and their children Amanda (Keith) and Katie (Fred); Laura and Colin and their children Drew (Ursula), Erin, Bronwyn, Seamus, Henry and Julian; Don and Carrie and their children Jordan, Olivia and Mallory. Great grandfather to Emma, Trent, Kalan, Logan, Kenzie, Melissa, Janay, Mia, Andie, Chase, Reid, Macks, Noah and Owen. Brother of Edith, Betty, Marie, Ruth, and Rick (Marilyn). Brother-in-law to Harvey, Howie, Marlene and John (Helen). Predeceased by his parents Edith (Cole) and Robert Spicer, granddaughters Tammy and April, and his siblings, West, Laurine, Bob, Jerry and John. Born September 29, 1926 in Wiarton, Ontario, Lorne co-owned Spicer Mobile Feed Service and Spicer Brothers Building Contractors. He served overseas during WW II as a Navigator with RCAF 426 Thunderbird Squadron. He was a member of the Halifax Aircraft Association and the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association. Lorne was very active with his community and went above and beyond with all the organizations he chaired and volunteered with. He was a founding member of Rosy Rhubarb, Elgin Stewardship Council, Shedden Keystone Complex, Southwold Veterans Committee (War Memorial), Fingal Wildlife Management Area, Lorne Spicer Trail at Backus-Page House, St. Thomas Field Naturalists, Elgin Heritage Tree Committee, and minor sports in Shedden. His love of the outdoors and passion for his community was evident in everything he was involved with. A heartfelt thank you to the wonderful staff at Parkwood Veteranís Care- 3rd Floor Kent/Essex, and Veteranís Arts, for listening to Lorneís stories and providing outstanding care. The family is especially thankful for the support provided to them during his 5 year stay. Lorne made many great friends in his time at Parkwood. The family will receive friends at WILLIAMS FUNERAL HOME , 45 Elgin Street, St. Thomas on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. Funeral service will be held at Shedden Keystone Complex on Friday, March 29th at 1:00pm. Cremation to follow with private interment of ashes in Shedden Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations would be appreciated to a charity that reminds you most of Lorne.13332070
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So sorry for your loss
Posted by Sally Carr (Friend) On Sunday, March 31, 2019
Lorne was such a wonderful man.

The world has suffered a great loss with his passing.

Condolences to all of his family.

Posted by mary and dan walker (relatives of paul and monica) On Thursday, March 28, 2019
sorry to hear of your family's loss of a wonderful man who has behind some great memories.
Posted by Mike and Mary Brown (Friends) On Wednesday, March 27, 2019
We’re sorry to hear of your dad’s passing. He was deeply committed to and was very successful in making the Shedden community a better place to live. Our thoughts and prayers are with you folks.
He will be missed
Posted by Ian Basson (long time friend) On Tuesday, March 26, 2019
If your presence made the world a better place than when you arrived is the measure of a life well lived ,then Lorne is at the top of my list of heroes.

He will be sadly missed .

Posted by Karen Mercer Taylor (Friend) On Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Bob, thinking of you and all your family as you celebrate your Dad's remarkable life and the memories you shared.

A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again. ~Maya Angelou

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