Saturday, January 8, 2011

Celebration of Life

There is a planned Celebration of Life in honour of Lorne Bodin.

Location:        Matthew McNair Secondary School
                      9500 No. 4 Road, Richmond, BC
Date:              Saturday, January 22nd
Time:             3:00pm- Service in the large gymnaium
                      (overflow seating in the second gym)
                      Refreshments to follow in main foyer

We look forward to seeing his family, friends and many of his students and colleagues there as we pay tribute to a great human being.

PS-No ties!  Lorne hated them!!!

Many people have been inquiring about making donations to a scholarship in Lorne's name.  There will be one set up, and if you are interested, donations are being accepted by Glenn Kishi in the Richnmond School Board Office.  Below are the details of how to make a contribution:

Lorne Bodin Memorial Scholarship
The Richmond School District will be honouring Lorne with the establishment of a scholarship in his name. 
Donations to this scholarship can be made to:
The Richmond School District  #38
Memo: Lorne Bodin Memorial Scholarship

Please send any donations to:
The Lorne Bodin Memorial Scholarship
c/o Glenn Kishi – District Administrator,
Richmond School District,
7811 Granville Avenue,
Richmond, BC,  V6Y3E3

Tax receipts will be issued to any donations over $20.00


  1. it is so sad about Mr Bodin he was such a nice guy and a great vice principle the kids loved him he will be missed not only by his family and friends but also by his students, thanks Mr Bodine for leaving such a wonderful legacy and great memories

  2. Thanks Jason for posting the deatils. I was wondering if it is on a first come first seated basis? Also how many people can the gym hold? I know plenty of people will be there to honor such a great individual.

  3. No trouble, Zach. There will be some reserved seating for family and special guests, and all others will be first come, first seated in the gym bleachers. The main gym will hold ~800, and the second gym can hold ~600, and we will simulcast the event there. PS-no ties! Mr. Bodin hated them. See you there.

  4. Hi Mr. Leslie, it's Pia! Thank you for keeping us updated in regards to Mr. Bodin and his recent passing. I was quite fortunate to have the chance to get to know him as our basketball sponsor/ vice- principal/ coach. I had the pleasure of meeting his wife and his daughter when she used to bring us mini donuts at our games! Unfortunately, I will be out of the country and will miss his service. I recently found a piece of writing I had written in Grade 12 which was a reflection of my positive experience at our school just before graduation. I will post it on here on my blog as soon as I get the chance- a piece of writing/ gratitude to you, Mr. Bodin and the other teachers who had such great impact in our lives. Thank you and God Bless.

  5. Great to hear from you, Pia. I would love to read your relection post. Mr. Bodin's passing is a huge loss, and we will all remember him fondly. Take care.