Lorne G. Whittaker

March 1, 1946 ~ February 18, 2021

Our hearts, along with yours, and everyone’s who knew Lorne, are heavy. There is a hole that can only be filled with memories of good times.

For most of his life Lorne was a tour bus driver. This job took him throughout Canada and the United States. He met travellers from all over the world. This is how Doris and Lorne met. He picked her up with the bus at the Yukon Inn and the rest is history.

He also drove school busses and City Transit busses. His mechanic and painting skills took him to Whitehorse Motors. Some time was also spent working at The High Country Inn, Plantation Flowers & Gifts, and Pioneer Trailer Park to name a few.

Lorne loved helping others. He was always willing to lend a hand.

He was a long-time member of the Canadian Rangers. Recently, after retirement, he became more involved within the community with organizations such as, The Golden Age Society, Yukon Council of Aging, Klondike Snowmobile Association, Gold Wing Road Riders Association, and Whitehorse Canadian Legion.

He loved playing indoor shuffleboard, riding motorcycles including cross country trips, hiking, Tai-Chi and walking. 

We would like to thank the staff at Whitehorse General Hospital for their compassionate care. Special thanks go out to Dr. Ron Koltun for his attention and care over the years.

We Love you Lorne,

Sincerely from his family,

Wife Doris, son Randy (Tracy), daughter Katie(Jon) and granddaughter, Kendra.

In Ontario, sisters Sharon(Leo), Joyce(Cecil), Irene(John) and predeceased by siblings Ross and Florence and Mother, Gladys.

 

A Private Family service will be held at this time.

12 Comments

    • Judy Nadon

      Doris, my heartfelt sympathy to you in your loss of that wonderful guy Lorne! I know you were very much a part of his long journey living with cancer and you both did your best. Don’t we know that God takes the good ones first. I hope the good years you shared will hold you in good stead as you start driving the road of life without him. ❤️

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  1. Cathy Angel

    We will miss Lorne. He was a big part of our family for many years in the Yukon.
    Lorne gave so much to everyone around him and was always cheerful to do so. He was hardworking with no complaints and always willing to help. We wish we could be there with you Dee Dee, Katie, Randy,Tracy,Kendra and friends, ,to help celebrate Lorne’s life.
    We will be with you in Spirit and in our hearts.
    Cathy Angel and Lance Peters

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  2. Jessica Garstin

    My condolences to you Doris and your family. I’m sending you a lot of love.

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  3. Karen Baxter

    Sending you love and peaceful blessing to Lorne’s family and friends. He was a man with a big heart and an even bigger smile. He will be greatly missed by all the members in our Spring Forest Qigong Community.

    In love and Light, The Yukon Qigang

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  4. Arnold and Susan Dart

    We will always remember our family trip to the Yukon and Lorne was our own personal tour guide. He loved his job and was passionate about the north. Our thoughts are with you at this time.

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  5. Mary Anne Harach (Getson)

    Doris, it is with great sadness that I heard of Lorne’s passing, my thoughts and prayers go to you and your family and also to Lorne’s family. I have known Lorne for a long time and you for nearly as long.

    Mary Anne Harach, (Getson)

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  6. Mary Whetstone

    To Lorne’s family and friends-sorry for your loss-you are in my thoughts and prayers

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  7. Darlene Coddington

    So Very Sorry to all Lornes family and friends! You All are in my thoughts and Prayers! ♥

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  8. Loretta

    Our deepest condolences to Doris and the family. You are in our hearts.
    Andy and Loretta

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  9. George

    We are so sorry!
    George and Marjorie Whittaker

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