THORLAKSON – Mr. Lorne William Thorlakson, beloved husband of Audrey Thorlakson of Bassano, Alberta, passed away in Bassano on May 10th, 1992 at the age of 61 years.
He was born at Climax, Saskatchewan, he later farmed in the community until moving to Regina in 1961. He moved to Bassano in 1967 where he owned and operated the Imperial Hotel. Lorne was a member of many organizations among them the Bassano Elks Lodge #131, Bassano Lodge AF and AM #55 AI Azhar Temple AAONMS of Calgary, Royal Order of Jesters, Kachina Klub, Bassano OES Mary Keohane Chapter #96, EID Legion #63 Brooks, Alberta Hotel Association, Brooks and District Fish and Game Association, and the American Cribbage Congress.
Mr. Thorlakson is also survived by his loving children, Bonnie Beringer and her husband Lyn of Bassano, Lorna Landis and her husband Earl also of Bassano, Terry Thorlakson and his wife Gwen of Provost, Alberta; grandchildren, Jamie and Chad Beringer, Corey and Shannon Reimer, Tania and Terry Thorlakson; his aunt Grace Johnson of Frontier, Saskatchewan; nieces Susan Ritter and Jackie Ruple; nephews Greg and John Sautter; sister-in-law Doreen Sautter and her husband Jack all of Montana and his god children Glen and Clark Maurer of Bassano.
Honorary pallbearers are Earl and Eila Varty, Jack and Daphne Rayne, Bob and Effie Stiles, Stan and Ruby Partridge, Don and Rose Steuck, Maynard and Pauline Rapley, Ken and Jean Carleton, Glen and Betty Kluzak.
Active pallbearers are Neil McKinnon, Bob Garbutt, Skipp Trapp, Dick Plumer Larkin Schelske, Bob Burns.
Funeral services will be held at Knox Presbyterian Church, Bassano, on Thursday, May 14th, at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Hector Rose officiating. Interment to follow in Bassano Cemetery.
If friends desire memorial tributes may be made to either Bassano Cemetery Fund, c/o Box 299 Bassano TOJ OBO, or Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, c/o Box 70038 Bowness Postal Outlet, Calgary, T3B 5K3. Arrangements in care of Smith Funeral Home.