It is with sad hearts, we announce the passing of Lorne Edward Robinson on October 8, 2020 at the Russell & District Personal Care Home at the age of 94.
Lorne was born on April 29, 1926 in Russell, Manitoba to parents George and Adelaide. Lorne had two siblings, Vernon and his twin brother, Murray, and grew up on the family farm southwest of Russell. Lorne took his schooling at Crosby School until the age of 17 when he joined the army, and served at the bases in Shilo and Winnipeg.
Following his service in the military, he returned to the family farm to assist in grain farming and showing cattle. In later years, he came to Russell to work for George Laing at Mcleod’s hardware store. In 1958, Lorne went to Winnipeg to extend his education, taking a course focusing on Television, which lead to him opening his own business fixing and selling TVs in the Russell area.
In 1962, Lorne married his wife, Margaret in Russell, and not long after, became a father to two sons, Daryl and Dale. Lorne would later work in the concrete business as a manager for Clement Roberts, whose business has since been sold and is now known as Prairie Concrete.
Lorne was predeceased by his father in 1967 and his mother in 2007 along Lorne’s brother, Vernon, who passed away in 1995 and his grandson, Bo in 1998.
In 1990, Lorne retired and shifted his focus to working in his garden and woodshop at home, where he’d craft anything from furniture to birdhouses – and did a great job in doing so.
Lorne is survived by his twin brother, Murray, his wife Marg and their two sons Dale and Daryl, along with five grandchildren: Kale and Kendra, the children of Kerry and Daryl, along with Sage, Landon and Payton, the children of Dale and Beth. Lorne’s family remember him as a lover of sports, including golf, baseball and curling, as well as an excellent woodworker and hard-working family man.
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