Lorna Cooke Tetro passed away on August 19, 2014 in Exeter, Ontario, in her 94th year. Lorna was predeceased by her husband James L Cooke (1977) and Robert Tetro (2000) and leaves son Jim Cooke Jr. of Lighthouse Cove and daughter Cass Bayley (Adrian) of Hensall. She was the proud grandmother of Erin Ross (Quinn) of Bayfield, Gregg Cooke of Lighthouse Cove, Nic and Gresham Bayley (Meredith Slemko) of Toronto. She also leaves her Connecticut family including James Tetro of Connecticut, Bill Tetro of Florida and the late Bob Tetreault (Tim LaNoir) of Florida. This family and their children and grandchildren were a huge delight in her life.
Lorna was the daughter of Hugh Bathgate McKinnon (Liberal MP Rainy River/Kenora) and Edna Dagnault. She was the last living of their seven children Billy McKinnon, Hugh McKinnon, Dorothy Higginson, Monica Jackson, Helen McKinnon and Ed McKinnon. The McKinnon clan was a central part of Lorna’s life and she leaves many nieces and nephews.
Lorna was a kind, classy and extraordinary woman who led a full and colourful life in Ontario, Connecticut and Florida. She was an avid golfer, swimmer, skier and curler who enjoyed world travels with a host of exemplary friends. Lorna weathered the many glories and tribulations that a long life brings with unwavering grace. She will be greatly missed.
Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Lorna’s life on Saturday September 6th at 11am at the Bayley Farm. In lieu of flowers kindly donate to the South Huron Hospital Foundation (Exeter) or a charity of your choice in Lorna’s name.
Haskett Funeral Home, Exeter entrusted with arrangements. Condolences may be forwarded through www.haskettfh.com.