Lorne Grant Willis
Passed on February 14, 2022
Sept 15, 1941 – Feb 14, 2022 With the heaviest of hearts, we sadly write to inform you of the passing of Lorne Grant Willis, of Petersfield, MB. at the age of 80 years.
Lorne will be forever missed by his loving wife Merle of 58 years and left to cherish his memory are his children DARREN (Leona), LORNA (Deme), GEORGE (Sherylyn), ALLISON (Ron). Papa’s grandchildren and great grandchildren who he loved dearly; GAVIN (Felicia) Mia, Zoe, Chloe, Haven, KAYLA (Lucas), Hunter, Abygale, JUSTIN (Danielle), Raelynn, Dominic, ASHLEY (Trevor) Paige, Caroline DYLAN, KOLE and TRISTAN; his beloved cat Spotty will miss him as well. He also leaves behind his brother Lance (Rosemarie), sister-in-law Dale and their families and numerous friends and relatives.
Dad was predeceased by his twin sister Lorna, his parents Ernest and Lillie, grandson DUSTIN and brother Allan.
Lorne was born in Teulon, MB. He was raised on the family farm. He worked at Nelson River Construction before taking over the family farm. He was also a school trustee. He worked as a Manitoba Public Trustee until retirement. Dad had a love of hunting, fishing, camping throughout his life and then gardening in his later years. Dad was very proud of his Metis heritage.
Our heartfelt thanks to all the staff involved in Dad’s care that he received the last 6 weeks. In lieu of flowers you may make a donation to a charity of your choice or treat a friend to coffee in Lorne’s honour. A private funeral will be held at a later date as per Dad’s wishes.
So sad to hear about Lorne... We shared many days of working together. It was a pleasure working with Lorne . We had many good laughs over the years.
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