October 5, 1940 – February 16, 2020
Lorence didn’t want a long obituary and, in fact, suggested a limerick that might work. Pretty sure he was joking, but with him you could never be sure…
Lorence was born in Rimbey, Alberta. When asked where that was, his inevitable deadpan reply that it was “close to Bluffton”.
While he was still very young, he came with his parents (Karl and Lydia) and siblings (Arthur, Esther, Alfred, and Fred) to the Vernon area where he grew up, worked, and raised his own family.
His career was as a professional driver of logging trucks, front-end loaders, semis, buses – just about anything with wheels. He had a very dedicated work ethic and typically put in long hours.
When not working, Lorence was very generous with his time and would often help others with home improvement projects or with whatever they needed. He also enjoyed outdoor pursuits like boating, fishing and camping with friends and family.
As his son, I have so many memories I could share; riding as a young boy in the logging truck with him, learning how to do car maintenance from him, a motorcycle trip we took together to California, the many fishing trips where we would spar over who caught the most or the biggest fish…
There is so much more that could be said about him and yet it would still be inadequate. We miss him deeply.
Lorence is survived by his brother Fred (Esther), his sisters-in-law Etoyle and Janet, his children Micheal (Marie-Claude) and Debbie (Jay), his grandchildren Allison and Stephanie, his best friend Janice, and numerous nephews, nieces and extended family.
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