AUCKLAND, Lorne S., of St. Thomas, passed away at his residence, surrounded by family, on Friday, March 31, 2017, in his 78th year.  Beloved husband for 47 years to the late Charmaine (née Nash) Auckland (2008).  Dearly loved father of Dorinda Voegtle and her husband David, and cherished Poppa of Cassie and Jayson Voegtle, all of St. Thomas.  Dear friend of Beverly Beswick of St. Thomas.  Also fondly remembered by several cousins and his coffee friends.  Born in St. Thomas, ON, April 2, 1939, he was the son of the late Ralph and Irene (née Hicks) Auckland.  A retired Housekeeping Supervisor at the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital, Lorne also formerly farmed.  He was an adherent of Knox Presbyterian Church, St. Thomas, a member of the Quarter Century Club of the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital and a member of the St. Thomas Seniors’ Centre.  Lorne was a former member of the Board of Directors of the St. Thomas Psychiatric Hospital Credit Union.  Relatives and friends will be received by the family at the SIFTON FUNERAL HOME, 118 Wellington St., St. Thomas (519-631-1160) on Monday, April 3rd from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. where the funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 4th at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in South Park Cemetery.  Memorial donations to the Canadian Cancer Society, Animal Aide or the charity of one’s choice will be gratefully acknowledged.

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