Lorne passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019, in his 94th year, at Chartwell Elmira Long Term Care Residence.
Beloved husband of Madeline Marie Weppler, the love of his life for 68 years.
Loving father of Susan (Harold) Kenyon, Anne Weppler-Lowe, Margaret (Basil) Zafiriou, Roger Weppler and Richard Weppler.
Grandpa to Laura (Jeremy) Holmes, Andrew Lowe, Stamatia Zafiriou, John Zafiriou, Arete Zafiriou, Elizabeth Kenyon and Matthew Kenyon.
Great-grandpa to Colton and Charlotte Holmes. He will also be sadly missed by his nieces and nephews in Toronto and close relatives who loved to receive his letters.
Predeceased by his parents, Otto and Rose Weppler, sister Alice Sanders, brother-in-law Norm Sanders, daughter-in-law Marie ‘Ernie’ Weppler, and Winston Rampersad.
Lorne was born in Neustadt, on April 9, 1925. He moved to Elmira with his family in 1929, where his father operated a 5-cent-to-a-dollar store. Lorne took over the Selrites store in 1960, after Otto’s passing. He resided in Elmira for most of his life, and married Marie in 1950.
Lorne’s family will receive relatives and friends for visitation from 1-2 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at Trinity United Church, 21 Arthur St. N., Elmira. The funeral will follow at 2 p.m. Many thanks to the staff at Chartwell for their care of Lorne over the last six years.
As expressions of sympathy, donations can be made to St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation (Cardiac Care Unit). Arrangements entrusted to Dreisinger Funeral Home, Elmira.
Established in 1905 by Christian Dreisinger, the Dreisinger Funeral Home has been committed to serving Elmira and surrounding area with the care and attention only an independent family funeral home can provide.