Friday, January 7, 2011

Sad News

A few days ago, I wrote on this blog about a friend to many, Lorne Bodin, and the battle he was waging with cancer.  I wrote of all that he meant to me and to so many others.  It is with a very heavy heart that I have to share the news that he passed away peacefully in the early evening of January 5th, surrounded by his loved ones.  Below is the obituary written by his family.

Many of you will have heard by now that Lorne’s battle with cancer ended January 5. He was determined to face this challenge with dignity and humour, and he did so to the end. He died peacefully in Richmond Hospital attended by Jan, Kerri and Greg. Lorne’s character was not affected by his disease, and he was gracious and concerned with the well being of others until the very end. We would like to thank all of you who have supported us, who have prayed, visited, and given of yourselves and your gifts.

At this point, the details of a service in his memory are being finalized, and once confirmed will be posted here.  The family would like to thank all of you who have supported Lorne and them as they go through this very difficult time.  We look forward to seeing many of you at his service in the very near future.  Please check here again for details in the upcoming days.

Be good to yourselves and to one another.

The Richmond Review also has a couple of nice stories, written by Martin van den Hemel, reflecting on Lorne's life, posted here and here.  The Richmond News also has an article, written by Michelle Hopkins, posted here.

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