Lorna was born on July 12, 1957 in St. John’s Newfoundland, and passed away in Moffat, Ontario on December 6, 2017, in brave defiance to cancer.
Beautiful and radiant. Loving, strong, selfless, humble, eloquent, brilliant, compassionate, giving, resourceful and kind. Fun loving with an infectious smile and laughter to light up a room, a late night friend, a best friend. A woman with a servant heart who passionately loved her soul mate, children, grandchildren and beloved Poodles. Too many poodles is good. Remembering her roots, she passed on the wisdom and values of her parents and grandparents. A loving daughter, mother and wife, wise beyond her years. She was sensitive and loved until it hurt, incredibly intuitive and was always a caretaker. Driven and hard working with a relentless spirit. A gifted self-taught designer. Enthusiastic about life, and both a warrior and a worrier. A fighter. Thrifty but generous, stubborn, candid and blunt, but also empathetic and sweet.
She hated the cold and snow, but basked in happiness drawn from the sun, beaches and beers arrived at from a cruise ship. She let her hair down at concerts, boy could she dance. Traveling and seeing the world from her motor home with her best friend and cherished Poodles at her side was a life’s joy. Laughing, smiling, hugging and being together with those most dear. She was great at collecting loyalty points, and even better at spending them. Stopping at a casino to make a ‘withdrawal’ was a thrill, begrudging visits that ended instead as a ‘deposit’. She was a genius in the kitchen, enjoyed sharing great food, and found peace in her gardens and nature.
She was predeceased by her Dad, Michael Power, and her Mum, Martha Power (nee Thomson). She is survived by her great love, Donald, her boys Adam and Robin, daughter-in-law Jodee, grandkids Kailah, Keira and Lincoln, life-long friend Désirée and many other relatives and friends. She will be remembered, her presence forever in our hearts and souls.
Lorna always said to give her flowers in life, so in lieu please send donations to the Canadian Cancer Society. No funeral services are planned at this time.
Spend time with your children, take care of and cherish those that matter most to you, have fun because life is too short and take walks on the beach with your loved ones. That is what Lorna would wish for you.