Lorne Leslie Denet, the third son of Alma and Frank Denet, was born August 10, 1933 northeast of Whitewood, Saskatchewan. He died on August 5, 2004 in Williams Lake, B.C. and is survived by two daughters, a son, 12 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, three stepdaughters, his mother, two brothers, a sister, niece, nephews and numerous other relatives.
His father, brother, and grandparents predeceased him.
He received his education at a one-room country school two-and-a-half miles from where he lived on the farm. At 14 he went to work in the bush camps of Ontario, did diamond drilling in Atikokan, Ontario, and worked as a driller and too push in Saskatchewan, Alberta, North Sea, and offshore of the west coast of Africa.
When he moved to B.C. he was involved in gold mining, trucking, and logging.
Lorne was a good raconteur and jack of all trades. He loved music, talking to people that he met and was always ready to lend a hand to those in need. He will be truly missed by his family, many friends, and neighbours.