Long time resident of the Cariboo, Lorne McFaddin, 82, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2012, at Deni House with his family by his side. Lorne was the older of two children born in Newdale, Manitoba, to Norman and Elva McFaddin. The family moved to B.C. when he was a young boy and resided in Burnaby until he ventured to the Cariboo in his 16th year.
Lorne toured the Peace River area before settling as a ranch hand in Miocene where he spent several years before entering the trucking business. Well respected as a driver, he worked for several pioneering trucking companies as well as his own trucking business. He also dedicated many hard working years to the logging industry throughout the Cariboo.
He was instrumental in the building and development of the 150 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department, which he played an active role in for over 20 years. Lorne’s involvement in the fire department extended beyond the basic service calls to include renovations, maintenance of the building, and carpentry projects which were a lifelong hobby of his.
He will be dearly missed by his wife of 52 years, Muriel, and his daughter Kathleen (Richard) Crandlemire of Sicamous. Lorne is survived by his sister Marlene Lindsay of Duncan and many special nieces and nephews. His pride and joy were his grandchildren Ryan, Emily (Brian), Sean and Ann-Marie who are forever grateful for all the lessons and skills they learned over the many years in which he played an active role in their upbringing. He was quite charmed with newest addition to the family, great granddaughter Kate. Also holding a special place in his life were his extended family through marriage, the Burke family and neighbours Wendy, Megan & Sydney McLean.
The family would like to express a special thank you to Dr. Rees and Dr. Scrooby for their consideration and care. We would also like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the staff of the Cariboo Memorial Hospital, Community Nursing, and Deni House for the care and compassion given to Lorne and the family.
There will be no service at Lorne’s request, a private family gathering will be held at a later date. In Lorne’s memory those wishing to make donations may do so to the 150 Mile House Volunteer Fire Department or to the charity of your choice.
“Thank you, Dad, for giving us so many life lessons to follow, and for helping us to be the best we could be.”