Obituary of Lorne Kitteringham
It is with great sadness that the family of Lorne Kitteringham wish to announce his passing in Lacombe, Alberta on April 8, 2022 at the age of 82 years.
Lorne was born in Winnipeg on June 21, 1939 to William and Louise Kitteringham, the eldest of eleven children. At a young age, his family moved to Lloydminster. He attended a one room school in the rural district of Greenwood, Saskatchewan for his early years and then attended high school in Clandonald, Alberta. Lloydminster was also where Lorne met Irene. The couple were married on December 15, 1958 in St. Walburg, Saskatchewan.
Lorne worked at Steeg Brothers in Lloydminster from 1958 to 1963 and at Big J Esso from 1963 to 1977. In June 1967, Lorne had attained his motor mechanics certificate from NAIT. He also worked for a buried telephone cable company in southern Alberta and Merrit Auto Electric in Lloydminster as a mechanic.
In the early 1970s, Lorne and Irene purchased an acreage just north of Lloydminster. Lorne owned and operated a successful auto repair business from the acreage for over 30 years. He ran a small family farm at the acreage while raising six children. He often assisted his uncles, cousins, and neighbours during harvest season. An outstanding achievement for Lorne was installing the overhead telephone line from the 6 Mile to the acreage, otherwise they would have been without a telephone for months, if not years, until the province was able to install it. He bought a brand new snowmobile in 1970 and spent hours towing his children around the acreage during winter months, which he and the kids really enjoyed.
Lorne enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and travelling across North America with his family in their motorhome. A highlight of Lorne and Irene’s travels was their trip to Alaska with Pat and Wanda.
In 2009 they sold the farm and moved to Lacombe, Alberta, to be closer to family. While there they spent much time visiting with their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Three years after Irene’s passing, Lorne moved in with Maria for company and support, where he lived comfortably right up until the end of his life.
Lorne is survived by: his children, Ernie Kitteringham (Nancy), Maria Johnson, Wanda Grisak (Pat), Glen Kitteringham, Warren Kitteringham (Pam) and Debra Tripp (Travis); 14 grandchildren, Melanie Grisak (Jay), Tanya O’Brien (Gareth), Lisa Helm (Christian), Tyson Kitteringham (Ashley), Carson McKay (Montana), Joseph Johnson (Kiersten), Sarah Vincent (Shawn), Holly Johnson (Orin), Leah Johnson (Caleb), Marc Kitteringham (Kristen), Eric Kitteringham (Leah), Callan Kitteringham, Madeline Tripp and Ethan Tripp. Lorne was the great grandfather of Isla and Lachlan O’Brien; Logan, Leo and baby Helm; Rory and Evee Johnson; and Ava and Eden Kitteringham.
Lorne was also survived by: his brothers, David Kitteringham (Angie) and Larry Giroux (Robyn); sisters, Lorraine Fleming (Vic), Elaine Gerber (Stan), Judy Reinhart, Josie Senft (Darhl) and Bernadette Aultman (Robert); brothers-in-law, Ken Earl and George Riguidel; sisters-in-law, Emily Kitteringham, Debbie Brewer (David), Denniece Crout (Richard) and Le’Raine Dunn (Robin); and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
Lorne was predeceased by: his loving wife, Irene; parents and parents-in-law; brothers, Jack and Alfred; sister, Maralynn Earl; brothers-in-law, Laurence Sandelbach, Jim Reinhart and Don Reinhart; and sister-in-law, Bertha Riguidel.
A Celebration of Lorne’s Life will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at McCaw Funeral Chapel, 5101-50 Street, Lloydminster, AB at 10:00 AM. (5101-50 Street, Lloydminster, AB)
Interment will follow at Lloydminster City Cemetery, Lloydminster, SK.
The reception will be held at St. Anthony’s Roman Catholic Church, Lloydminster, AB at 12:00 PM.
(2704-56 Avenue, Lloydminster, AB)
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Lorne can be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Lorne's memorial card can be viewed or downloaded from the link below.