Lorne W. Binnie
August 16, 1931 – November 15, 2020
Heaven welcomed another Rider fan and a much-loved soul on November 15, 2020, when Lorne Binnie left this earth. He was 89 years young and still very active until just recently. After a short illness he passed away at the Pasqua Hospital in Regina, leaving many friends and family all the better for knowing him. Lorne leaves behind his loving partner, Joyce Anderson, and his three children: Linda Thorseth (Doug), Matt Binnie, and Craig Binnie (Karen). He is also survived by four grandchildren: Jesse Thorseth, Leif Thorseth, Meghan Binnie and Devon Binnie, along with many nieces and nephews. His brother Ken Binnie and sister Eunice Jorgensen are also left to mourn his passing. Lorne was predeceased by his wife of 59 years, Gail Binnie (ne Morgan), several siblings and his parents, Edward (Ted) and Alvina Binnie. He was born on August 16, 1931, in Lumsden, SK, the seventh of 9 children. Raised on the family farm near Tregarva, he lived there until he moved to Regina, married and started raising a family. As a lineman for SaskPower for 27 years, he travelled all over Saskatchewan in all sorts of weather. His family grew up hearing stories of his adventures, including the time he was electrocuted and lived to tell the tale! Following his retirement, Lorne and Gail travelled to many parts of the world, eventually becoming snowbirds - spending the winters in Arizona and the warmer months in a cottage at Katepwa Lake, north of Regina. Lorne loved his family and friends unreservedly and he loved life. He had an affinity with nature; loved wild flowers, trees, his garden and was very fond of birds. Lorne loved music, especially hurtin' country and songs from the '40s. He could remember all the lyrics and he loved to sing. In his final days, he could be heard singing Amazing Grace in the hospital. He loved to laugh and remembered every joke he was ever told! Lorne loved telling stories at happy hour, sitting by the fire, walking through the hills, puttering in his yard and going for drives around his beloved Saskatchewan. He loved the Riders and pretty much all sports, particularly football, baseball, hockey and golf. He loved playing golf, especially with his sons. Lorne loved his Scottish heritage and was a proud Canadian. He supported the NDP for many years because he believed in fairness and equality and he believed in giving back. Lorne will be missed by too many to count. Lorne lived a life well loved and well spent. Due to COVID, there will be no memorial service at this time, but we hope to have a celebration of his life in the spring.
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Lorne W. Binnie
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November 24, 2020
Dear Joyce :
Although we never knew Lorne we know you were a very loving friend of his. You made his life enjoyable during his later years. This should bring you some satisfaction. Your friends......Sharleen & Keith Davey
November 23, 2020
So sorry to hear of Lorne's passing. Wonderful memories of times spent in Arizona.
Bev Lazecki Frederick
November 22, 2020
Binnie families and Joyce, I am so very sorry for your loss of Lorne. I have many wonderful memories of spending time with Lorne and Gail at Katepwa for over 25 years. He is at the big golf course in the sky.
November 21, 2020
Sincere condolences on the passing of your Dad & Grandpa. As Quinn Drive neighbours and friends for years - always enjoyed time spent with such an outgoing friendly person who always had an interesting story or joke to share.
Dwaine and Barbara Dornan
November 21, 2020
Joyce, we were sorry to hear of Lorne’s death. We didn’t know him very long but enjoyed his company at the bowling alley. Our sympathy to you and his family. He will be missed
Dwaine and Barb