Lorne Henry Jackson died peacefully at the Southeast Integrated Care Centre in Moosomin on August 24, 2021. He was 91. He is survived by his loving wife, Lillian, sons Gerry (Carla and daughter Ottlie) and Barry (Christine), and several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his parents, George and Coral (nee Wilson), sisters Lila Harrold and Margaret Burton, and sister-in-law Linda Heaman.
Lorne was born on October 4, 1929 on the family farm in Hargrave, Manitoba. Leaving school after Grade 8, he made a happy and successful life working the three-quarter section homestead, which was designated as a Century Farm in 1984. Over the years, Lorne also trucked for Bernard Tutthill and worked as a carpenter at the feed mill in Moosomin and as a handyman for families in the area.
In 1965, he met Lillian (nee Heritage) through mutual friends. They married in 1967 and over the next 54 years raised their family in Elkhorn and enjoyed many simple pleasures together, including fishing, card games with friends, summer camping excursions and trips to B.C. and the Maritimes to visit friends and family.
Always the farmer, after retiring in 1993 Lorne tilled gardens throughout the community for many years. He enjoyed keeping up with all the news at the coffee shop, and he frequently attended farm auctions, rodeos and the Manitoba Threshermen’s Reunion and Stampede in Austin. He was keen about local farming history and was an early volunteer with the Elkhorn Museum’s Restoration Club, where he helped fix up tractors and other equipment and participated in parades and other events. Lorne was blessed with an enviable memory and easily recalled the details of days gone by. His stories, quiet ways and playful teasing will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Lillian and family extend their sincerest thanks to Dr. Crouse and the medical staff who helped Lorne through his battle with cancer these past 21 years. Thanks also goes out to everyone for their support, messages, cards, food, flowers and donations in Lorne’s memory.
For those who so desire, memorial tributes may be made in Lorne’s memory to Moosomin & District Health Care Foundation for a CT Scanner (www.moosomin.com/mdhcf or P.O. Box 1470 Moosomin, SK S0G 3N0), the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice. His life will be celebrated at a private family graveside interment at Elkhorn Cemetery at a later date.
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