Robert Lorne Dearing passed away in Shuswap Lake General Hospital on Monday, May 20, 2013 at the age of 89 years.
A celebration of life service was held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, on Saturday morning, May 25th at 11 a.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant. The eulogy was shared by son, Barry Dearing. Catherine Kroetch shared with music and the hymns.
A reception followed in the Mountainside room, allowing time for family and friends to continue sharing memories.
Lorne was a pioneer of the Shuswap, born in Notch Hill on November 10, 1923. During the war he worked with Boeing aircraft as a tool maker, then with the meat department in Prince George, Kamloops. He met and married Flo in Kamloops, returning to Salmon Arm to begin a long career with the original Overwaitea Grocery and Meat Department on Alexander Street. He is well remembered for his years of serving his loyal customers before retirement at 60 years of age.
Predeceased by his three brothers, Ray, Bud and Alan.
Lorne leaves his loving and dedicated family, loving wife of 62 years, Flo; sons, Terry (Tamara Astil), Barry (Nadina), grandchildren, Tanya (Jason), Drew and Kyle, great grandchildren, Caiden and Liam, and sisters, Dorothy Dearing of Vancouver and Olive Summers of Winfield.
Memorial donations may be sent to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, BC VIE 4N3, or the Canadian Diabetes Association, PO Box 26331 Stn BRM B, Toronto, Ontario M7Y 4R1 in memory of Lorne.
On line condolences may be sent to Lorne’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
Funeral arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.