Lorne George – Dad joke teller extraordinaire

My sweet uncle and my Mom’s youngest brother passed away suddenly yesterday – Lorne George. He really was the best. He loved his family fiercely and has been a big presence in my whole life. This loss is a hard one to process. So sudden and while Lorne wasn’t huge in stature, he was really huge in light and laughter. He brightened every room he entered. I’ve never met anyone who didn’t think he was awesome. So kind and generous and while his dad jokes were relentless, he always made everyone around him smile.

Lorne brought his own special something to the George family and over the years, the baby boy had become the glue that held his three brothers and one sister together in a way that only he could. The bond these five share is palpable. Last night, I dreamt about him and Nan George embracing as she welcomed him home. It was a beautiful image to wake up to and I was filled with thoughts of all who have gone before him meeting him on the other side. It brought me some comfort.

Our family is one of a kind and so filled with love and support. I know we will get through this together and honour Lorne’s legacy. But today I’m heartbroken and processing the anger I feel towards a medical system that failed this man. If his stress test hadn’t been cancelled two weeks ago, perhaps a 59 year old man would not of had a massive heart and died. A loss this entire community now has to bare. I won’t live in this anger forever but change needs to happen in overburdened system where there’s more focus on and resources for preventative health care for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. It is a triage system and it is NOT working. I am pissed off.

I do believe in the power of prayer (or sending healing energy/good thoughts if the word ‘prayer’ doesn’t resonate with you) and would welcome some for the entire George family as we move through this time.

I never imagined our family bridge jump last August would be the last with Lorne physically with us but it was such a good one. I can hear him laughing in this photo and there are no words to describe his love for his two granddaughters. Princess Zaidee pictured here. 🥰💜

Much love,



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I am Michelle. Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend,Traveller, Storyteller, Reiki 2 practitioner, Water, Woods and Kundalini Yoga lover.
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14 Responses to Lorne George – Dad joke teller extraordinaire

  1. Cecelia Devaney says:

    Michelle your post is sad to read but so so true, much love to you and your family

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  2. Kay Smith says:

    Michelle so beautifully written ! You’ve captured him so well. He was the very best! Thank you. ❤❤

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  3. Christine Hefford says:

    So sorry to hear of Lorne’s passing
    My condolences to all the families


  4. Frances Thorne says:

    My condolences to all, the George family was a very strong friend of my husband (Ken Thorne),and I have many fond memories as well.

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  5. Wanda Newhook says:

    Lorne was a beautiful soul who always had a smile. My heart hurts for you all. 💔

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  6. joan Reid says:

    so sorry for your loss I just went through our broken system and lost my husband way to early because of it so I feel your anger and pain. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through your loss

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  7. Sandra says:

    Michelle what a beautiful tribute to your uncle. He was such a nice person, only met him a few times at your Mom’s. So sorry for your loss thinking of all the family at this time💕💕

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  8. Christine Tucker says:

    Michelle … my heart is broken for you all ! You words are all so true ! Great gun , happy always joking , smiling and ready to fundraise at moments notice
    We are all blessed to have been his friend !
    Hugs and prayers to you all

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  9. Wendell and Maria Cranford says:

    Michelle this was truly written beautifully.
    Lorne was a staple around the bay, and loved by so many. We’re now left trying to wrap our heads around such a great loss,as our thoughts and prayers go out to Pam the kids and the George Family.xoxo

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  10. Marilyn and John Crotty says:

    Lorne was a super guy and will be sadly missed by all his buddies. Such an untimely death. I feel so mad that the healthcare failed this man. My deepest condolences to The family and friends.John and I are sending our love


  11. Donald & Sherry Lee Williams says:

    Condolences to the family, a beautiful tribute


  12. Karen Ehrich says:

    Beautifully written Michelle, so sorry to hear his death could have possibly been prevented, I can’t blame you for being angry 🙏🏻💐💔🦋


  13. Pearl Vokey-Mills says:

    To Lorne’s Family & Friends. So sorry for the loss of your loved one. After reading your tribute I feel your loss. Having lost family members myself, we will never lose our memories of those we love. Cherish your memories. God Bless you all. Will keep your family in my prayers.


  14. Reg and Brenda (Reid) Seaward says:

    We are so sorry to hear of Lorne’s passing Condolences to all the family


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