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Obituary: Lorne Walters

Nov. 9, 1939 to Aug. 20, 2022 .
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Obituary: Lorne Walters.

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Lorne Walters.  

He was 82 years old.   

Lorne was born in Vancouver, B.C., on November 9, 1939. 

He was the eldest of three children, having two sisters, Denise and Cheryl. 

He grew up in the Harrison Mills area, where his father was the timekeeper for the Fleetwood Logging camp.   

He started working in the bush when he was 13 years old.  At the age of 18, he joined the Royal Canadian Navy. He served five years in peacetime, travelling to the Orient and Alaska.  

When he re-entered civilian life, he went back to the Harrison area where his family lived and started logging again.  

He married Lois Rempel in 1963, and they had two children, Curtis in 1964 and Lori in 1966.   

Lorne moved his family to Squamish, B.C. in 1968 and other than a couple of years in Langley, B.C. in the late 70s, this beautiful valley was his home base for the rest of his life.  

He married Dwight McLaren in 1997, and they had many good years together until her passing in 2011.  

Lorne spent most of his years in the cab of a truck, whether it was a logging truck, long haul or driving a snowplow. He was always working, whether it was in camp or locally. He could fix just about anything, and he could build just about anything.  

Dad was a colourful character with a million stories to tell, and he delighted in telling them. He could remember the most minute details, and he was very precise.  

In 2015, Lorne became the resident groundskeeper at the Squamish Valley Rod and Gun Club.  He took great pride in his work there and was very content to spend his days cutting the grass and doing the other various jobs he did there. 

Lorne was pre-deceased by his parents, his two sisters, and his wife Dwight Walters. 

He is survived by his children, Curtis Walters and Lori Walters and grandchildren, Laurissa Walters and Benjamin Hockin. 

There will be no service at his request.  


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