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HERN: Lorne of Usborne and St. Marys

Posted By Haskett Funeral Homes On January 7, 2020 @ 2:52 PM In Exeter,Obituary | 76 Comments

HERN: Lorne of Usborne and St. Marys

November 23, 1941 – January 6, 2020

Surrounded by the sound of laughter, tears and prayer during his final hours, Lorne passed away quietly at Huron Residential Hospice in Clinton. Lorne is loved by Margaret, his best friend and partner for 51 years; Steven and Jo-Dee, Beth-Ann and Carman, and remembered by Lynne and Aldane. His grandchildren adore Poppa and accept his quiet wisdom with their own story telling and grace.  He will be missed by his Johns Family Clan and his Hern siblings and their families.

Visitation will be held at the Haskett Funeral Home, 370 William Street, EXETER on Thursday, January 9th from 6-9 PM.  Family and friends are invited to a celebration of life that will be held at the Kirkton – Woodham Community Centre, 70497 Rd 164, Kirkton on Friday, January 10th at 12 PM.  A celebratory luncheon will follow.  Private burial at Zion Cemetery, Usborne Township. 

To honour Lorne’s life story and passion for agriculture and community, donations may be made to the, The Gay Lea Foundation, Zion Cemetery, or the South Huron Foodgrains Project. 

Condolences for the family of “HERN: Lorne of Usborne and St. Marys”

Condolence from Colleen Campo on January 7th, 2020 3:31 PM

Steve and I are so sorry for your loss Alan and Marilyn. Thinking of you . Steve and Colleen Campo

Condolence from Marilyn Dixon on January 7th, 2020 4:06 PM

To Margaret. Steven and Beth Anne.
Very sorry to read of Lorne”s death.
My thoughts and prayers are with you st this sad time.

Condolence from Nancy Price on January 7th, 2020 4:19 PM

Our sincere condolences to you, Margaret, and your family.
I will remember the hug I gave Lorne after church in the fall, the morning his illness was shared with our Zion families.
His quiet, steadfast presence in your lives will be missed, but not forgotten.
Nancy (Hern) and Richard Price

Condolence from Irvine R Armstrong on January 7th, 2020 4:24 PM

To Margret and the Hern and Johns family . What a sad day.i was lucky to be able to talk to Lorne on that Sunday afternoon out in front of the Villa. He was happy with his crop that he had taken off. Margaret my thoughts are with you and your families at this sad time. Al the best to you in the coming months. Irv.

Condolence from Janet Amacher on January 7th, 2020 5:54 PM

So sorry to hear of Lorne’s passing Margaret. Our thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.

Condolence from Steve & Audrey Skinner on January 7th, 2020 5:59 PM

Our sincere condolences to all of the Hern family
May your precious memories keep him forever in your hearts
Steve, Audrey, Lucas and Brianne Skinner

Condolence from Greg and Nicole Hymers on January 7th, 2020 6:02 PM

We have the privilege of meeting Pa Hern on numerous occasions, being good friends with Carman and BethAnn. He was a quiet man but you could feel the steadfast love he had for his family. I’m sure his wisdom, love, and support will always forever be in their hearts. Our deepest condolences go to the family during this difficult time. Sending you all our love,

Condolence from Marg Prout on January 7th, 2020 6:03 PM

Our thoughts are with you and your family now. As you share your stories and memories,
May you find comfort in the familiar brace of your family. May you find strength in all the
Caring hearts of friends. We are both grateful that we were able to enjoy a visit with
Lorne at Christmas time. We shall miss Lorne.

Marg Prout and Frank Kints

Condolence from Lynne Lewis on January 7th, 2020 6:28 PM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Love and prayers to you all
Larry, Lynne , Morgan and Brooke Lewis

Condolence from Sandra & Larry Hern on January 7th, 2020 7:20 PM

Dear Margaret, Steven, Beth-Ann and all of Lorne’s family,

Margaret, we are so very sorry that you have lost your soul mate, and that your children and grandkids have lost their wonderful Dad and Poppa. Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers as you travel along this journey of grief and sadness. May your faith give you strength, and the knowledge that Lorne was well aware of how much he was admired, loved and cherished by family, friends and neighbours. We shall miss his presence in Church on Sundays.

Condolence from Sharon Pavkeje on January 7th, 2020 8:04 PM

Sending our sympathy to your family.
Bob & Sharon Pavkeje

Condolence from Doug & Dorothy Stephen on January 7th, 2020 8:11 PM

Our sympathy to Marg and the extended Hern family of Lorne’s brother and sisters and their families.
So sorry for your loss.
Doug and Dorothy Stephen

Condolence from Aldeen Skinner on January 7th, 2020 9:37 PM

Margaret and family,
Please accept my sincere sympathy on the loss of Lorne.Memories are so precious.

Condolence from Bill and Janice Brock on January 7th, 2020 9:43 PM

Extending our sincere sympathies to the Hern and Johns families. He was a kind and gentle man and will be missed by many.

Condolence from Ray & Eloise Hageerman on January 7th, 2020 10:04 PM

To Margaret and Family, We are indeed saddened to hear of Lorne’s death. It is such a short time since we met up with you in Stratford hospital the day he had his cat scan early in October. We know you have happy memories but that doesn’t ease your grief at this time. We are remembering all of you in our thoughts and prayers,
Ray & Eloise Hagerman, Waterloo, Ontario

Condolence from Trish Brennan on January 7th, 2020 10:59 PM

Steven, Jodie and family,

We are sorry to learn Lorne’s passing. Keeping you in our thoughts.

Condolence from Ed Kerslake on January 7th, 2020 11:07 PM

My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

Condolence from Bruce & Marg Shannon on January 7th, 2020 11:15 PM

So saddened to hear of your loss. Deepest condolences to the Hern family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Darren Boyle on January 7th, 2020 11:18 PM

So sorry for the loss of this kind and beloved husband, father and grandfather and also our wonderful family friend. Our warmest condolences to Margaret and family. Our hearts are quite a bit heavier without him. We cherish our memories of him as well as hold all of you in our hearts.
Denise and Darren Boyle and family.

Condolence from Tom / Noella Triebner on January 8th, 2020 12:04 AM

Margaret and Family. So sorry to hear of Lorne’s passing.. He will be deeply missed in our community. Cherish all the memories at this difficult time. Tom / Noella Triebner

Condolence from Audrey Garrett on January 8th, 2020 1:33 AM

Beth-Ann and family,
We are so sorry to read of you dads passing . I’m sure he will be missed. Please also convey our condolences to your mother. We have enjoyed her time with us at Knox. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers even though we are far away right now.
Murray & Audrey Garrett

Condolence from Paul and Sue Robinson on January 8th, 2020 7:15 AM

Dear Margaret and Family: So very sorry to hear of the passing of Lorne. He was a passionate and outstanding dairyman, he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Dianne Weber on January 8th, 2020 7:58 AM

Margaret and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Remember
our loved ones may leave this world, but they never leave our hearts. Rest in peace Lorne.

Condolence from Don and Edith Lewis on January 8th, 2020 8:23 AM

Margaret , Steven and Jo-Dee and family, and Beth Ann and Family

We are sorry to see that Lorne’s journey here has ended.
We are thinking of you all at this sad and difficult time.
I’m sure he will be a great loss.
Cherish his memories and he will always be with you.

Condolence from Bill & Audrey Rowe on January 8th, 2020 8:28 AM

Sincere sympathy to each of you at this difficult time.Hold those precious memories close to your heart. Sincerely Bill & Audrey Rowe

Condolence from Tom and Phyllis Tomes on January 8th, 2020 9:38 AM

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our sincere condolences to you and your family

Condolence from Rosemary and Bill Schaefer on January 8th, 2020 10:30 AM

Dear Margaret and family, I am so glad that I had a good visit with Lorne and you before we left for the south, We will cherish many good memories .

Condolence from Stan & Joan Francis on January 8th, 2020 11:01 AM

Margaret & family

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time

Condolence from Ken Hunking on January 8th, 2020 11:54 AM

Margaret and family: Sorry to hear this news. My sympathy to you. Ken

Condolence from Brian Ashford on January 8th, 2020 12:47 PM

Saddened to hear about Lorne , remembering him and my association with him at Gay Lea. My condolence to Margaret and family.

Condolence from Brian & Janet Wedlake on January 8th, 2020 1:10 PM

Thinking of you Margret,Steve,JoDee and family at this very sad time in your life

Condolence from Sandra Newton on January 8th, 2020 1:31 PM

It was with sadness that I heard of Lorne’s passing. My sincere condolences Margaret and family for your loss. It is difficult to say goodbye to one you love. May you find comfort over the years by sharing memories of Lorne.

Condolence from Bob and Helen Coates on January 8th, 2020 2:04 PM

Our sincere sympathy to all of the family for the loss of a dear husband, father, grandfather, brother and brother-in-law. His smile and friendly manner will be missed. We will keep you in our prayers.

Condolence from laverne and Nita McClure on January 8th, 2020 2:08 PM

To Margaret and Family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at such a sad time.

Laverne and Nita McClure

Condolence from Anne and Bert Langendyk on January 8th, 2020 2:36 PM

Our condolences to all of the family, especially Wayne and Family, Barb and Family, Kathryn, Greg, Dylan and Melanie.
May God comfort all of you, especially knowing he is now in the presence of our our Lord.

Condolence from Dave & Eleanor Williams on January 8th, 2020 3:01 PM

Our sincere sympathy to you and your family in the passing of Lorne. We go back to the time when there was H-P Presbytery.
Dave & Eleanor Williams

Condolence from Diane Baldock on January 8th, 2020 3:21 PM

Margaret and family,
Please accept our deepest condolences. It was truly a pleasure to have known Lorne over the years He will be missed.

The Staff of Lifetime Vision Care

Condolence from Dianne Skinner on January 8th, 2020 4:17 PM

To Margaret and family
So sorry for your loss of Lorne. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

Condolence from Peggy Reist and Rick Lekx on January 8th, 2020 4:54 PM

We were saddened to learn of Lorne’s passing and we know that this is a very difficult time for the entire family. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from Jim and Darlene Lynn on January 8th, 2020 5:36 PM

Margaret and family: We were so sad to hear of Lorne’s passing. There are so many great family connections among our families and we will cherish the memories with Lorne and your family.

Jim and Darlene Lynn

Condolence from Arlene and Scott Thomson and family on January 8th, 2020 7:11 PM

Our deepest sympathy for your loss, we our thinking of your family at this time.

Condolence from Clarke & Grace Rollings on January 8th, 2020 8:47 PM

Margaret and Family:
We are sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at this most difficult time.
Clarke & Grace Rollings

Condolence from Joyce Black on January 8th, 2020 9:35 PM

Margaret and family, and the Hern and Johns families –
Sorry to read the passing of Lorne and send sincere sympathy
to each of you at this sad time. Thinking of you in the days
and months ahead.

Condolence from Rene, Monique Vanbruwaene and Nancy (Vanbruwaene) Hutchison on January 8th, 2020 9:37 PM

Please accept our heartfelt and sincere condolences. Praying for peace and comfort in this difficult time. Keep eachother close and share treasured memories. In our thoughts and prayers,
Rene and Monique Vanbruwaene

Condolence from Brenda Miller-Sanford on January 9th, 2020 1:53 AM

To the Hern and Johns family

My deepest sympathy to your families on your loss.

Brenda Miller-Sanford

Condolence from Anne Gallant on January 9th, 2020 7:49 AM

Our deepest condolences to Margaret and the entire family. Thinking of you all. Anne Gallant and Bruce Delbridge

Condolence from Trina Kramer on January 9th, 2020 8:50 AM

Dear Margaret and family,
We are deeply saddened to hear of Lorne’s passing.
Although we have not known you and Lorne very long, we remember fondly those times we shared together, and the many laughs we shared.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the days ahead.
Trina (Hern) and Rod Kramer

Condolence from Marg McAlpine on January 9th, 2020 9:44 AM

My sincere sympathy to the entire family for your loss – it was always my personal pleasure to have him travel with our groups – definately a man of few words but always filled with wisdom. He will be missed by many!

Condolence from Jim & Betty DeBlock on January 9th, 2020 10:27 AM

Our sincere sympathy to all the family . Cherish all your wonderful memories and hold them close .

Condolence from Shirley & Ross on January 9th, 2020 11:06 AM

Margaret and Family:
Our thoughts & prayers are with you all as you confront your grief on the passing of a dear Husband, Father & grandfather. Great memories never die.
May you find some comfort knowing that many friends & relatives share your loss.

Shirley & Ross Rowe

Condolence from Mike and JoAnne Pickering on January 9th, 2020 1:08 PM

We are so sorry to hear of Lorne passing. Mike was just talking over the holidays that he should get out and see some of his guys from our business. Mike always enjoyed his visits with Lorne and is sorry he didn’t get to see him before his passing. We as well we are sure have some great memories and will remember Lorne with fondness. Mike and JoAnne

Condolence from Bonnie Hern on January 9th, 2020 4:17 PM

Margaret and family, our deepest sympathy for your loss. Lorne is in a better place. May he Rest In Peace.

Bonnie, Dan, Kevin ,David Hern

Condolence from Nancy & John White on January 9th, 2020 4:30 PM

Margaret, Steven & Jo-Dee, Beth-Ann & Carmen, Lynne & Aldane and Families

We wish to express our deepest sympathies on the loss of your wonderful husband, father and Poppa. May all the many happy memories you share bring you comfort during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Nancy & John White & Family

Condolence from Tom, Bev and Mercedes on January 9th, 2020 5:15 PM

Margaret, Steve, Jo-Dee and family
Family and life are precious, they bring us laughter, happiness and sadness. Our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Connie and Kevin Krauter on January 9th, 2020 7:10 PM

Margaret, Steven and Jo-Dee, Beth Ann and Carman and all your families, please know our hearts go out to you in this time of deep sorrow. You are all in our minds and hearts.

Deepest sympathy ,
Kevin and Connie Krauter
Kayla and Owen

Condolence from Jim and Robin Ballantyne on January 9th, 2020 7:56 PM

We were so sad to hear about Uncle Lorne’s passing. Are thoughts and prayers are with you.

Condolence from John & Arlene Berendsen on January 9th, 2020 8:19 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss…John & Arlene Berendsen

Condolence from Barb Bode on January 9th, 2020 8:47 PM

Cliff and Elaine
Our deepest sympathy is extended to you at this time in the loss of Lorne. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers today and in the days ahead.
Ross and Barb

Condolence from Jennifer Devlin on January 9th, 2020 8:55 PM

Dear Beth-Ann and Carman

I am thinking of you at this hard time and am praying that you and all your family find strength to help you through the upcoming months. I hope you find comfort in knowing that his pain is gone. Sending you a big hug.

Jennifer Devlin

Condolence from Larry & Janice Bertens on January 9th, 2020 8:57 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Hern family at this difficult time with the passing of Lorne.Cherish the memories of this very personable man.

Condolence from Shannon & Mark Ross and Family on January 9th, 2020 9:05 PM

Sending the entire Hern family our sincere condolences.

Condolence from Don & Joyce darling on January 9th, 2020 11:04 PM

We will miss Lorne very much!Your next door neighbours, Donald & Joyce Darling

Condolence from Rosemary and Jack McIntosh on January 10th, 2020 7:34 AM

Dear Margaret and family, we are sorry for your loss. Lorne will be sorely missed. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jack and RoseMary McIntosh

Condolence from Marion McCarter on January 10th, 2020 8:50 AM

Margaret and families:
Sorry for the loss of your husband, father and grandfather Lorne. May you cherish all of his wonderful memories and carry them in your hearts forever. Deepest Sympathy.
Marion McCarter

Condolence from Maryjane Parsons on January 10th, 2020 3:24 PM

Dearest Lynne,Aldane, Jordann,Abbi,Cameron,Jason and Jericho.

So sorry to hear of Lorne’s passing. Take this time to breath in deeply and remember all the good memories of a man who was a father and grandfather to your family.

My thoughts are with you,
Maryjane Parsons and sons Alex and Delaney

Condolence from Maryjane Parsons on January 10th, 2020 3:28 PM

Margaret, Steven and Beth Anne and Families,

My sympathies to you all at this time. He is remembered my many.

Maryjane, Alex and Delaney

Condolence from Maxine Miller on January 10th, 2020 4:10 PM

Whatever soothes your spirit, comforts your soul, and brings you piece…that’s what you’re wished at this sad time
Blessings to you Sheila and your family
Delmar and Maxine

Condolence from Mark & Cathy Hamel on January 10th, 2020 7:09 PM

We are saddened to hear of Lorne’s passing. Sending our condolences to the Hern family as we remember the kind hearted man he was.

Condolence from Charlotte on January 11th, 2020 4:53 PM


Sending my sincere condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.

Charlotte Miller

Condolence from Kay Tripp on January 12th, 2020 11:17 AM

Margaret and family….I am thinking of you at this time of sorrow …I offer my sincere condolences…Kay Tripp

Condolence from The Essery Family on January 12th, 2020 11:55 AM

Margaret, Steven and Jo-Dee, Beth-Ann and Carman,
Our condolences to you and your families. We hope that your many fond memories of special times with Lorne and his warmth and gentle humour will help bring you comfort.

Condolence from Alan Hern on January 12th, 2020 10:31 PM

Margaret and family

My deepest condolences on the loss of Lorne. His humor, stories, and love for family memories will last forever, It was a pleasure to meet our ‘lost’ cousins and fill in the gaps in our family history. We have not known each other long but his loss is felt thru out the Hern family. The family will keep his memories alive and live long in your hearts.

Alan Hern

Condolence from Allan and Barb Bosman on January 14th, 2020 12:10 PM

Dear Margaret and Family,
Our deepest sympathy in the loss of such an important person in all of your lives. We were fortunate to have shared many good times with your family through the years. We felt as if we had always known Lorne- so warm and welcoming. There don’t seem to be words to express our sorrow adequately. Your love and memories will help get through these very rough times.
Barb and Al Bosman

Condolence from Amy Bedard on January 15th, 2020 9:55 PM

So sorry to read of your loss. Sympathy, prayers and hugs to you at such a sad time. Cherish your memories of your papa.

Condolence from Rev. Nancy Wetselaar on January 16th, 2020 11:21 AM

Margaret and family – I am so sorry for your loss. I will always remember how Lorne made sure I had a cold drink of water when I was preaching at Zion West. God bless you all.

Condolence from Dianne Waun on January 18th, 2020 2:00 PM

Dear Marg and family,
I don’t know why I didn’t learn of Lorne’s passing until now but
please accept my late condolences. Remembering lots of happy times
in our youth and beyond.
Love Dianne

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