January 27, 1933 – December 26, 2019
Lorne was born in Milden Saskatchewan to Mary Jane Selina (Roux) and Joseph Francis Raymond and grew up in Mount Lehman, British Columbia. When Lorne turned 16 he was hired by British Navigation Vancouver British Columbia to work on the River boats in Whitehorse. He came to the Yukon and never left. He worked on the River boats from 1951 – 1953 and then worked for White Pass and Yukon Route in the freight sheds for 16 years. He then went to work for Duncan’s Limited and the City of Whitehorse Fire Department. He retired from both these jobs and moved to Haines Junction in 1980 to run Mothers Cozy Corner hotel and Restaurant with his second wife June Burton. In 1990 June and Lorne sold Mother’s and retired to their home at the Yukon River Bridge.
Lorne was known for his easy-going personality and was always quick to laugh when friends and family were around. He loved hunting and took every opportunity to get out on the water with June to see who could catch the biggest fish.
Lorne was predeceased by his parents Mary Jane Selina (Roux) and Joseph Francis Raymond, his son Paul Wesley Raymond and his sister Margret Florence Mattock.
He is survived by his wife June Raymond and his children Deborah (Philip) Bastien, Linda Raymond and Joanne (Robert) Halliday and his step children Cathy (Shawn) Lang, Larry (Sue) Burton, Lance (Michelle) Burton, and Brian Burton. His brother’s Gerald (Bonnie) and Robert (Jean). He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 23 Great grand children and many numerous nieces and nephews.
At Lorne’s request there will be no service. There will be a celebration of Lorne’s life at the end of June.Obituary
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