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In Loving Memory Of

Dorothy "Lorna" Thorpe


Lorna Thorpe, resident of Hythe, AB, formerly of Tisdale, SK, passed away on Thursday, January 11, 2018 at the QEII Hospital, at the age of 66 years.

Lorna was born June 11, 1951 in Tisdale, SK, to Dorothy (nee Noe) and Basil Francoeur. The family resided on a farm in Star City, SK. After losing her father at a young age, the family moved from the farm and into Star City.

She later married Gordon Thorpe, formerly of Melfort, SK. In December 1973, while pregnant with their first child, she suffered a stroke. On New Year’s Day 1974, her daughter Rochelle was born in Regina, SK.

This little family eventually moved to the Grande Prairie, AB area. She worked hard on their little farm looking after all types of critters. She always had a passion for animals, especially horses and dogs. She moved back to Tisdale with her daughter, where she managed the bottle depot for many years. Eventually, she returned to the Grande Prairie area to be with her daughter and grandchildren, whom she cherished. Lorna faced many struggles throughout her lifetime.

She always managed to find a way to do things her way and fought for her independence daily. She never let anything stop her. You would often hear her say “Oh Gosh!”, and then continue to do whatever was required to be done.

Left to cherish her memory is her daughter Rochelle Thorpe (Roger Boivin), grandchildren: Jordan Thorpe, Shane, Chase and Amber Boivin; as well as various other family members, friends and health care providers.

Lorna was predeceased by her father and mother, step-father Cameron McLeod (of Tisdale), and brother Ralph Francoeur (of Melfort).

The family would like to express their appreciation to the many Health Care providers, as they were cherished by Lorna.


In Loving Memory of

Dorothy "Lorna" Thorpe


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