He was born November 27, 1928, on the family farm near Elmvale, Ontario, to Jennie (Ritchie) and Vernon Beardsall.
At age 17 he joined Ontario Hydro, beginning a career that would span 41 years until his retirement.
In 1955 Lorne married Barbara Teer of Toronto.
It was a loving partnership that lasted 64 years.
Genial, helpful, active, and curious, Lorne was devoted to his family, a faithful member of Grace United Church, Brampton, a long-time blood donor, and a dedicated volunteer, especially with the Children’s Aid Society and The BRIDGE Prison Ministry.
He loved the family’s Kawartha Lakes cottage, camping across Canada, and other travel adventures.
Lorne is fondly remembered by his wife, Barbara, his children Sandra (Bill Richards) of Saskatoon, Ken (Meeka Aqqiaruq) of Arviat, Nunavut, and Colleen Maracle of Brampton; his grandchildren Jamie and Sam Maracle, Arthur, Craig, and Patrick Beardsall and Liam Richards; and many others, including four great-grandchildren and great-niece Laura Kudluk.
Survived by brother Robert (Marilyn), Lorne was predeceased by his infant daughter Linda Carol, brother Gilbert, sister Betty Hamm, and their spouses.
A celebration of Lorne’s life will take place Monday, August 26th at 12pm at Grace United Church, 156 Main St. N., Brampton.
Donations in memory of Lorne are gratefully suggested to Grace United Church or Regeneration Outreach Community regenbrampton.com.