He was stationed on the HMCS Napanese for 2.5 years; he sailed from St. In 1962 Lorne started his own business, Baird's Woodworking, and in 1968 he moved his family to Port Alberni.
John's, Newfoundland, to Great Britain with C-3 escort. His time in the Navy was a great influence on his decision to move to the west coast.
Thomas, a castle class corvette doing guard duty in the North Atlantic between Northern Ireland and Scotland.
He had a deep love for his family and friends and, in turn, is deeply loved.
It was also in the Navy that he met his future wife, Lillian.
As an officer she outranked him, a fact he would be reminded about for the next 38 years.
He is survived by his wife Ellen, they had celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary this past June; his children; Bette, Lorne (Willie), David, Ron (Dana), Lana Phillips, Lois Snaith (Mitch), Jeannie (Clayton), eleven grandchildren; Brent, Brooke, Darryl (Trish), Colleen, Cameron, Gareth, Jessica, John, Connor, Darren and Paige, three great grandchildren; Codi, Kyle and Cara.
During retirement Lorne kept busy with beekeeping, gardening, fishing, hunting and travelling.On Saturday mornings Ian shone as "Grampa" who took his grandsons to the Paddle Wheel at The Bay or hockey games or swimming in his pool.He fostered imaginative games and mysteries evolved around who belonged in the Pig Fort or the Beaver Lodge.In 1945, Lorne was discharged and went to work for the Prince Albert Lumber Co. Lorne built his home and shop on 3 acres on Mc Kenzie Road next door to Ellen's sister and husband, Muriel and Hank Guldager.in the millwork shop, during this time he received his Journeyman Carpenter ticket. Baird's Woodworking was a successful business for Lorne.
He was active in the Masonic Lodge and Knox Presbyterian Church until his passing.