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Cruikshank LorneLorne Robert Matthew Cruikshank

It is with deep sadness that our family announces the passing of Lorne Cruikshank at the age of 92 in Carman Memorial Hospital on June 22, 2017. 

Lorne is survived by his beloved wife of 72 years, Marjorie (Hurlbert), two sons Harvey (Sharon) and Don (Beth), his daughter Diane (Fred) Parkinson, eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.  

Lorne was born at the family farm near Waskada, Manitoba on July 14, 1924, the second son of Bert and Blanche Cruikshank.  With brothers Glen and Ross, he grew up on the family farm and attended Waterloo School.  Lorne valued the strong roots and lasting friendships of the Waterloo community.  Wherever he lived in later life, he always considered Waterloo to be “home”. 

After their marriage in 1944, Lorne and his wife Marjorie bought his grandfather’s adjoining half section and farmed and raised their family there until retiring in 1976.  After retirement from farming, Lorne and Marjorie lived for a time in Brandon, then bought an acreage south of the city where Lorne fulfilled a lifetime dream by raising purebred Charolais for breeding and show.  

Lorne and Marj loved to travel, and made many trips with their series of campers during retirement.  Lorne was an avid fisherman and enjoyed their many fishing trips with friends into northern Manitoba.  They also took trips east and west across Canada, for a long drive along the Alaska highway, and to Florida, Texas, and Arizona.  They spent several winters in the Pine to Palm resort in Brownsville, Texas, where they kept busy with many activities in company with a wonderful group of friends. 

Lorne and Marj were active in square dancing and old time dancing throughout their lives.  They were, at various times, enthusiastic members of old-time and square dancing clubs in Deloraine, Oak Lake and Carman, in all of which they made many good friends.  

Lorne was a skilled carpenter and always enjoyed working with wood.   On the farm, he renovated the family home extensively and built or rebuilt numerous barns and outbuildings.   After retirement, he spent many happy hours working on smaller projects in his home workshop.  

Lorne and Marj moved to Carman in 1993, where they soon became noted for the amazing amount of vegetables they grew in their small garden on Bishop Bay.   In 2010 they moved to Meadowood Estates. 

A funeral service was held for Lorne at Friday June 30, 2017 at Carman United Church, with internment afterward at the family plot in Waskada Cemetery. 

The family would like to thank Dr. Kruk, Dr. Clayden and the wonderful staff at Carman Memorial Hospital for the care Dad received while a patient there.   Many thanks to all the friends who brought food and cards and visited mom.   And a special thank you is owed to Anne Waddell for all her support to Mom during Dad’s illness.   

If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, a memorial donation could be made to Carman Palliative Care, Box 610, Carman, MB, R0G 0J0, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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