Shane Mackenzie Gorner

Shane Mackenzie Gorner

Shane passed away suddenly on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 in Salmon Arm BC, while working at Dinoflex, at the young age of 19 years.

He was born to Lorne and Brenda Gorner in Smithers, BC, and is the eighth of ten children. He is survived by his parents- four sisters: Kala (Clint Young) of Saskatoon, Jodi (Kevin Luck) of Chilliwack, Paige of Abbotsford, and Cassidy of Salmon Arm- five brothers: Adam (Allison) of Dawson Creek, Cole (Diane) of Chetwynd, Todd (Serena) of Dawson Creek, Brian who is serving a mission in Seattle Washington, and Jesse of Salmon Arm- nine nieces: Elizabeth, Kira, Hailey, Emily, Jenna, Sophia, Bronwyn, Adelyn, and Abby, and two nephews: Gabriel, and James, and two Grandmothers: Dorothy Gorner of Penticton, and Loraine Wheadon of Summerland.

He spent his first seven years loving the outdoors in Smithers before moving to Mission in 2001, where he attended elementary school, and began his love of music with the bass guitar. He moved with his family to Salmon Arm in 2006 where he graduated from Salmon Arm Secondary School with the class of 2012. He was a very talented and enthusiastic young man who created humour so others would laugh with him. He will be remembered most for his radiant smile and wacky sense of humour. He had roles in several productions with the Shuswap Youth Theatre including, “Sweet Suzie of the Shuswap”, and “Stressmas”. He also had leading roles in several plays put on at the high school, which included “The Insect Comedy”, “Anything Goes”, and finally, “The Detective Story”. Shane loved the Fine Arts, and was perfecting his skills in art, music, and writing as well as in theatre. He has written and composed many songs, poems and stories and had many projects on the go as the ideas he had were endless. He will be sadly missed but leaves many wonderful and happy memories with both family and friends. Shane was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and he was preparing to serve a mission for the church to share the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. His funeral service was held there on Monday, September 2, 2013, with his interment at the Lakeview Cemetery in Penticton, on Tuesday, September 3, 2013. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to Andre Carelse at Bowers Funeral Home for his exceptional support and help.

Online condolences can be sent through Shane’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservicecom. Donations in memory of Shane Gorner can be made to the “Shuswap Community Foundation” for an Endowment Fund.

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