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Born: Dec 03, 1933

Date of Passing: Feb 22, 2022

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THOMPSON, Lorne It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Lorne Willard Thompson on February 22nd, 2022. Lorne was born on December 3, 1933 in Regina, Saskatchewan and he was raised in Timmins, Ontario. He joined the Canadian Army as a proud member of the Royal Canadian Electrical Mechanical Engineers (RCEME), an adventure that lasted 27 years and took him to Germany, Norway and virtually every province and territory in Canada. He was fiercely proud of the RCEME Corps and remained a stalwart member of the Association, retiring as a Captain after 27 years of service. Lorne moved to Winnipeg in the early 1980s to accept a teaching position in the River East School Division. He later became the Department Head of the Electrical Electronics Department at Kildonan-East Collegiate. He married his wife June in 1986 and they shared 35 wonderful years together full of music, theatre, hobbies, gardening, and travel. Lorne loved music and the arts. He and June have been supporters of many organizations including the Symphony, MTC, the Opera and Ballet. Laughter has always been a mainstay in June and Lorne's lives and they have turned many interesting experiences into fun adventures while visiting over 50 countries throughout the world. Family and friends have always been very important, and many reunions and travels together have brought lots of laughter and great joy. Lorne was extremely proud of his Scottish heritage. The Thompsons loved to entertain and their home was always open for any type of gathering. Lorne liked spending time doing repairs and he fixed not only everything around their home, but he always made time to do jobs for others. When he lost his mobility to Parkinson's disease, Lorne moved into Donwood Manor where his sense of humour continued to bring joy to many. He made friends very easily and he treated everyone with the same dignity and respect. He always adhered to the adage: Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. The family would like to thank the entire staff at Donwood Manor for giving Lorne such wonderful care and for surrounding him with love and compassion. Lorne is survived by his loving wife June, son Denis (Isabelle), son Charles, daughter Louise, sister Jean Breazeale, sister Marjorie Wiseman (Len), brother Douglas (Mickey), sister-in-law Marlene Thompson, brother-in-law David Wilson, brother-in-law Donald Wilson (Gloria), brother-in-law Elgin Wilson (Edwin), grandson Philip (Sarina), grandson Christopher, granddaughter Alexia, and great granddaughter Beatrice, as well as many nieces and nephews who loved him dearly. He was predeceased by his brother Jim and brother-in-law Jim Breazeale. The family will be gathering at the graveside to say goodbye to Lorne and a celebration of life will be held this summer when the flowers which he so dearly loved will be in full bloom. In memory of Lorne, donations may be made to The Donwood Foundation or a charity of your choice. Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at

Glen Eden Funeral Home

As published in Brandon Sun on Feb 26, 2022

Glen Eden Funeral Home & Cemetery

Glen Eden Funeral Home & Cemetery

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