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Born: May 30, 1938

Date of Passing: Sep 27, 2005

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LORNE ROBERT WEIR May 30, 1938 - September 27, 2005 Lorne Robert Weir passed away peacefully at the Riverview Health Centre on September 27, 2005, after a prolonged battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his wife Geri, his parents; and his brother Ronald. Lorne is survived by his daughter Tobi and son Bob (wife Shannon); his first wife Jean (Kerdil) Weir, their daughters, Kelly (partner Bruno Bernardin), JoAnn (partner Dave Juby); son Garry; grandsons, Peter and Justin Weir, Jaime Bernardin; and brother Norman. He was born on May 30, 1938 in Moncton, NB to George and Mamie (Bishop) Weir. Lorne grew up in Moncton. At the age of 16, he enlisted in the Canadian Army as a signaler in the Royal Canadian Signal Corps. After leaving the military in 1966, Lorne moved to Winnipeg. He worked for the city of Winnipeg and the town of Selkirk for a number of years before being hired on at the X-Kalay Foundation, now known as the Behavioural Health Foundation. Lorne quickly moved up to the position of Executive Director, being instrumental in many innovative techniques for the treatment of addictions and substance abuse. He retired from the Behavioural Health Foundation in March of this year, after 33 years of dedicated service. He will be greatly missed by his family, friends and co-workers. The family would like to extend special thanks to the staff at the Riverview Health Centre, 3E, for the exceptional care given during Dad's stay. A private family service has been held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to: GLEN LAWN FUNERAL HOME 455 LAGIMODIERE BLVD. 982-7550

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 01, 2005

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Very sad to learn of passing of one time best friend. Lived side by side in Humphrey Mills during early school years. Played and adventured together. Many fond thoughts of our life's journey at that time. Almost joined him when he enlisted. That is when we lost touch. Very proud of his achievements. Wish I had sought out his whereabouts before now. He was excellent friend and real friendship has no boundaries. Cherished memories will not fade. Would be glad to share with family members. - Posted by: Fred Morrell (Friend) on: Dec 18, 2007

  • Continued: He came by the C&E Museum Kingston one time and left word for me he was there, but I never saw him again - much to my regret. Lorne was full of spirit and life when I knew him, he was fun to be with and a team player all the way. I've often thought of him over the years, and I'm glad he made such a great contribution to the Behavioural Health Foundation. Sincerely, Wayne T. Marshall Ex apprentice E1 Troop. - Posted by: Wayne T. Marshall (Friend) on: Oct 10, 2005

  • I am saddened to learn of the passing of Lorne. He and I attended the Group 3 Radio Operators course together around 1960 or so. I recall he asked me to bring his portable typewriter to his home in Moncton afterward - which I did. When I got there, nobody was at home, but typical of the times the door was open! So I walked in. I saw Lorne's shirt hanging on the line outside so I knew it was the right place, so I left the typewriter in the Kitchen. I never saw Lorne after the course. - Posted by: Wayne T. Marshall (Friend) on: Oct 10, 2005

  • Lorne and I were boy soldiers together, he was senior to me by 1 year. We shared a lot of happy times together in the younger years, double dated and hung out together quite a bit. I always remembered him, although never remained in touch, the military had a way of doing that. Always wondered where he had gone. I will miss him sadly, as he was a great guy. May you rest in peace my brother in arms and at the going down of the sun, "we" will remember you...VVV - Posted by: alan ubsdell (Friend) on: Oct 02, 2005

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