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THOMPSON, Lorne - Lorne left us unexpectedly in the afternoon of December 24, 2018 at the age of 77, surrounded by his wife and children. The only child of the late Lyle and Velma Thompson of Mount Brydges, Lorne is survived by his wife of 52 years, Barbara and three children (Chris and wife Antonella; Sarah and wife Katherine; Robert and wife Jennifer Hale). Having grown up on a farm near Delaware, Lorne was a lifetime fan of the Cleveland Indians and baseball in general, first as a spectator, listening on radio and later watching on TV, and then as a collector and coach. A teacher at Lord Dorchester Secondary School in Dorchester for three decades, Lorne touched may lives during his time at school, either while working in the automotive department or while coaching baseball in the community. He will be greatly missed by his grandson Liam, who spent countless hours sorting sports cards with his grandpa, as well as his three granddaughters Sydney, Sofia and Vanessa, who loved swimming in the backyard pool under Lorne's watchful eyes. At his request, there's no funeral service. Instead, friends, family, students and colleagues can remember Lorne at a memorial service held on Saturday, January 5 at the Dorchester United Church, 4100 Catherine Street, Dorchester from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. with formal remembrances of Lorne starting at 3:00 p.m. Lorne spent the second half of his life as a big fan of felines. With that in mind, memorial donations may be made in his name to the Humane Society London and Middlesex, 624 Clarke Road, London, ON N5V 3K5. Online condolences may be made at HREF="http://www.biemanfuneralhome.com">www.biemanfuneralhome.com ( BIEMAN FUNERAL HOME , 3970 Hamilton Road, Dorchester, ON N0L 1G2 - (519)-268-7672 - in charge of arrangements.)
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From Gregory & Marque
Posted by Rev'd Canon Gregory Smith & Marque Smith (friends) On Saturday, January 5, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love and peace is sent your way.

Hugs,

Gregory & Marque

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Posted by Shirley and Dale Thompson (Library assistant) On Monday, December 31, 2018
Dear Barbara, Chris, Sarah, Robert and families; Dale and I wish to express our sympathies to your family on the sudden passing of Lorne. Shirley and Dale Thompson
Sorry for your loss Barbara & family.
Posted by Rudy Pilz (Colleague) On Sunday, December 30, 2018
He will be missed by generations of Dorchester tech students.
nks
Posted by Robert Grand (Former Teacher at LDSS) On Sunday, December 30, 2018
I taught with Lorne at LDSS and he always impressed me with his ability to keep my car running. He was always easy to talk with and we enjoyed talking about baseball even though I am a Tigers fan and we had opposing ideas about which team was better.I am sorry we lost you too soon Lorne
Sorry for your loss
Posted by Ken Dodd (Cousin) On Saturday, December 29, 2018
Dear Barb and family..so sorry for your loss Many great memories of Lorne as we were growing up. Sending prayers and hugs to all of you.
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