THORNE: Robert Charles of Port Elgin

???????????????????????????????After a long, brave struggle, Robert Charles Thorne in his 64th year, passed away on Monday, January 20th, 2014, peacefully at home, with his family by his side.  Lumina Marie was blessed to have been his wife for the past 41 years.  Bob was a devoted father to his eight children:  Leanne Seguin & friend Sean Edwards, Colleen Eastwood and husband Scott, Michelle Vance and husband Shawn, Lorri Cook and husband Shawn, all of Port Elgin; Cherie Thorne and friend Danny Pawlenko of Toronto, Tony Thorne & friend Jane Twemlon of Ottawa, Mitch Thorne & fiancé Julia Squire of Kitchener, and Tyronne Thorne and wife Maggie of London.  Seventeen grandchildren and two great grandchildren were honored to have Papa Bob as their grandfather.  Many pleasurable hours were spent with his brothers: Don Thorne (Marion), and Tom Thorne (Joleen) of Port Elgin, and Budd Thorne (Mae) of Fergus.   Predeceased by his father, Jack (Tony) Thorne, and his Mother, Laura (Larry) Thorne.

Bob loved car races and his passion was showing his Javelin.  Bob was a faithful employee at Ziegler Lumber for the past 29 years.  He was also the Superintendant of Waterloo House for 20 years of this time.

A celebration of his memorable life will be held at the Port Elgin Chapel of the TA Brown Funeral Home, 510 Mill Street, 519-832-2222, with  visitation on Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014, from 2 – 4 and 7 – 9 pm,  and the Funeral Service on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014,  at  11 am,  with Pastor Bob Johnston officiating.  Honorary pall bearers will be his 3 sons, and 3 brothers.  A reception will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Port Elgin, following the service. 

Bob was one of a kind, and will be missed by many, including his wee dog, a constant companion, Angel.

Thank you to the VON nurses for their compassionate care.  To Bob Johnson for his inspiring visits.  To Dr. Qawi for the care she gave to him over the past seven years.  A special thank you to Dr. McCulloch for the devotion and care he gave to our beloved husband, father and brother.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to one of the following:  Canadian Cancer Society, Canadian Diabetes Foundation or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Rest in Peace dear kind soul.  Our time with you was far too short, but we are better people because of it.

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