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FLECK, Lorne Edwin



Funeral Service in Thanksgiving for the Life of Lorne Edwin Fleck

December 12, 1938 – February 20, 2020


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lorne Edwin Fleck.

Lorne was born in Macklin, Saskatchewan and was the youngest child of Evelyn & Matt Fleck.  They moved to Battleford and they farmed there for several years.

From there he worked in construction which moved him all over the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan.

He met his wife Ruth in 1967 and they were married in 1968 and settled in Calgary.  Two children soon followed, daughter Carmen and son Gregory.  Lorne worked for many years with PCL in Calgary until they decided to chase another dream of owning a farm.  The family moved to the small community of Legal, Alberta.  160 acres of paradise with 25 head of cattle and one bull named Charlie. 

The farm had a large white house, a big red barn and with a few pieces of machinery Lorne enjoyed every minute.

In 2003 they sold the farm and moved to Morinville, then he and Ruth semi-retired in St. Albert.  They took a long road trip to Alaska and a trip to Halifax and the Maritimes.

Lorne loved to visit and have coffee with family, friends, neighbours, acquaintances and strangers alike.  He attended all kinds of farm and livestock sales and auctions; sometimes accompanied by Ruth, his brother or friends.  Lorne knew all the neighbours and that included Clyde, Westlock, Barrhead, Fort Saskatchewan, Tofield and Spruce Grove.

Lorne had a big smile and a very friendly demeanor.  He always welcomed you and was glad you came.  He enjoyed a good laugh, a good drink and was always ready for some fun and a party with family and friends.

He was a Saskatchewan Rough Riders fan and a loyal employee of PCL for many years.

He stood tall, he was strong and extremely loyal as a son, father, grandfather, husband, brother and brother-in-law.  He was Uncle Lorne to many nieces and nephews.

You could always count on Lorne as a man of his word, who was generous with his time and his many talents.

Lorne passed away quietly after a short but courageous battle with cancer.  He loved his family and welcomed every visitor to the end of his life.  He will be deeply missed by his wife Ruth, daughter Carmen, grandson Jacob Fleck-Giesbrecht, son Gregory (Kari) and grandchildren Parker, Isaac and Rebecca Fleck.

We would like to thank the doctors and staff at the Sturgeon Community Hospital.  A special thank you to Dr. McDonald for his kind and compassionate care of Lorne over many years.

On February 26, 2020 following a funeral service at Hosanna Lutheran Church, Lorne was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery, Edmonton, Alberta.         


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