Lawrence R. (Lorne) LIESCH

LIESCH, Lawrence R. (Lorne)

Lorne passed away peacefully surrounded by family on

Monday, November 2, 2009 at the age of 76.

Lorne was predeceased by his son, Larry and daughter, Debbie and he is survived by loving wife of 55 years, Marj and daughters Lori (Lyle) Hinrichsen, Chris (Bruce) Smith, Margie (Rod) Liesch and Leanne (Dan) Knorr.  He also leaves behind 10 grandchildren, Jennifer, Nicole, Ryan, Robbie, Terry, Darryl, Andrew, Nadine, Miranda and Shani as well as great-children, Brent, Ty, Brody and Mikaisha.

He is also survived by his brothers Peter (Lil), Cache Creek, Ed, Moosemin, SK, Larry (Kay), Kelowna and sister Mabel (Bob) Southern, Kelowna.  Lorne was born July 30, 1933 in McCreary, Manitoba and after serving in the Canadian Navy Lorne and Marj moved to Kelowna where Lorne became

Transportation Supervisor for School District #23 until his retirement. The entire family would like to thank the incredible staff at Brandt’s Creek Mews where Lorne spent his final months; their compassion and dedication was greatly appreciated. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Memorial service will be on Thursday, November 5 at 10:00 a.m. at

Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road

in Kelowna. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com