In Loving Memory of
Lorna Juanita Earl
August 7, 1928 – September 25, 2015
It is with sadness and a sense of peace that we announce the passing of a great lady, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother who passed peacefully on the morning of September 25th.
Lorna was born in Lillooet, BC on August 7, 1928 to parents Julia and Bert Durban. When she was a young girl her family moved from Lillooet to a farm at Grassy Plains, BC. She attended school at Grassy Plains and then to Smithers, BC for high school. At the age of 19 years she met and married Gordon Earl. Together they purchased the Bar Forty Ranch in Newgate from Gordon’s parents. Through hard work and dedication they expanded the ranch and Lorna’s ties to the land and country lifestyle became stronger every year.
Lorna, besides being a mother and lead ranch-hand was a loyal supporter of 4-H programs, Secretary-Treasurer for the Newgate Farmers Institute, Baynes Lake Lions Club and always in demand as a Rodeo secretary. She could always be counted on to held in community endeavors.
Lorna is survived by many family members including her sons Lorne (Marilyn), and Gene (Cheri); 7 grandchildren: Cody (Kathy), Bob (Jill), Jay (Denise), and their mother Susan, Jordan (Sheri), Lani (Lucien), Gentry, and Kelsey (Tyler); 8 great grandchildren: Chase, Kady, Brodie, Lily, Scarlett, Caleb, Remy, and Maddi; her brother Clarence, and sisters Frances and June. She was predeceased by her parents, and brothers Bill and Albert Durban.
Memorial Donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, BC & Yukon Division, Okanagan & Kootenay Area Office, 4-1551 Sutherland Ave. Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9.
Memories & condolences shared at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.