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John Lawrence "Lorne" Halpape

June 13, 1927 — November 16, 2017

In Loving Memory

John Lawrence "Lorne" Halpape

age 90

Memorial Service

Wednesday, November 22nd

2:00 p.m.

Quill Lake Community Hall

Lorne was born on June 13, 1927, to John and Mary Halpape on the family farm. He attended Park Villa School until grade eight. He went to post-secondary at Canora, taking an agriculture course in farming. He then came home to farm with his dad and worked at the Searle grain elevator in Clair for Jim Marshall. In 1952, he rented Helen Haugrud’s land.
He married Pearl Kursik in July of 1953. They left in the fall for Atikokan, Ontario, where Lorne found a job working in an iron mine. They came home in the spring to farm and returned to Atikokan for the winter, coming home in the spring to farm. Janet was born in the fall of 1956. They moved to Clair for the winter, returning to the farm in the spring. Byron was born June of 1958. They built their first home in Clair in 1960. They then moved to what is now the Homestead. They lived there until 1998. Their last move was down the road where they built their last home. They have lived there for the past 19 years.
Lorne was born a farmer and he loved the land. He was still active on the farm this fall, checking up on the boys, making sure things were getting done. He maintained a beautiful yard and helped Pearl in the garden. He walked every day and loved a good day of fishing. Lorne and Pearl enjoyed numerous trips together. His love for his family was unconditional.
Lorne was predeceased by his parents, John and Mary; brothers, Frank, Alexander, Charles, Albert, Jim and Larry; sisters, Kathleen,and Allison; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.
He leaves to mourn Pearl, his wife of 64 years; his daughter Janet; son Byron (Mitzi); grandchildren, Bryce (Megan), Matthew and Taylor. He also had one great-grandchild, Braxton.

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