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Born: Sep 15, 1941

Date of Passing: Feb 14, 2022

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September 15, 1941 - February 14, 2022

With the heaviest of hearts, we sadly write to inform you of the passing of Lorne Grant Willis, of Petersfield, MB, at the age of 80 years.
Lorne will be forever missed by his loving wife Merle of 58 years, and left to cherish his memory are his children, DARREN (Leona), LORNA (Deme), GEORGE (Sherylyn), ALLISON (Ron). Papa's grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who he loved dearly; GAVIN (Felicia) Mia, Zoe, Chloe, Haven, KAYLA (Lucas), Hunter, Abygale, JUSTIN (Danielle), Raelynn, Dominic, ASHLEY (Trevor) Paige, Caroline DYLAN, KOLE and TRISTAN; his beloved cat Spotty will miss him as well.
He also leaves behind his brother Lance (Rosemarie), sister-in-law Dale and their families and numerous friends and relatives.
Dad was predeceased by his twin sister Lorna, his parents, Ernest and Lillie, grandson DUSTIN and brother Allan.
Lorne was born in Teulon, MB. He was raised on the family farm. He worked at Nelson River Construction before taking over the family farm. He was also a school trustee. He worked as a Manitoba Public Trustee until retirement. Dad had a love of hunting, fishing, camping throughout his life and then gardening in his later years. Dad was very proud of his Metis heritage.
Our heartfelt thanks to all the staff involved in Dad's care that he received the last six weeks.
In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to a charity of your choice or treat a friend to coffee in Lorne's honour.
A private funeral will be held at a later date as per Dad's wishes.

Ken Loehmer Funeral Services

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 19, 2022

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • Our sympathy to Merle and family, Lots of great memories we had with Lorne and family through camping, parties, fishing.... RIP - Posted by: Steve & Donna Klym (Family friends) on: Feb 24, 2022

  • To Merle and the Family My heartfelt sympathy ....Having Lorne as a 'Roomy' in St B added some brightness to an otherwise difficult time ....R.I.P. Roomy ... - Posted by: Denise Cannon (Friend) on: Feb 21, 2022

  • Our deepest sympathies to the family. Our daughter , Kirsten loved to visit with the Willis family especially when it was time to kill and defeather chickens. You were always so kind to her and made her feel so welcome. - Posted by: Barrie and Joanne Carman & family (Friend) on: Feb 20, 2022

  • We have many fond memories of Lorne, growing up as friends with his children. Our condolences to Merle and the family - Posted by: Lorne & Louise Lavallee (Family Friends) on: Feb 19, 2022

  • We send to the family our deepest sympathy and love Pete & Dana Hradowy & family - Posted by: Dana E Hradowy (Cousin) on: Feb 19, 2022

  • Had fond memories as a young boy playing on Lorne's farm with the kids in the summers Auntie Margret used to take us to Lorne and Merl's farm great memories. Lorne was always great guy to talk with. My condolences to the family - Posted by: Ryan Reykdal (Distant relative ) on: Feb 19, 2022

  • Sorry to read this. I worked with Lorne for several years at the Public Trustee's Office. Enjoyed his companionship, pragmatic attitude and sense of humor. Condolences to family. - Posted by: Wayne Smith (Old friend & co-worker) on: Feb 19, 2022

  • My sincere condolences to Merle and family I spent a lot of time with Merle and Lorne and babysat all the kids. Lorne was a kind man with a heart of gold and had a great sense of humour. You will be missed by many. Love always Arlene - Posted by: Arlene Moar (Cousin) on: Feb 19, 2022

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