Gorley, Lorna Grace
May 11, 1926 – March 24, 2008
Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm
Celebration of Life
Lorna Grace Gorley, a long-time resident of the Shuswap area, passed away in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, B.C., on Monday, March 24, 2008, at the age of 81 years.
A Celebration of Life Service was held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home on Saturday, March 29, at 1:30 p.m. with Capreece Bowers presiding. Prayers were given by Father George LaGrangen OMI.
Cremation with interment to following at a later date at Uncha Lake, near the family cabin.
Born in Anglemont, B.C., on May 11, 1926, Lorna lived a full and active life. She was born to the long-time Hudson family who homesteaded in Anglemont. Lorna grew up in the Salmon Arm area and later moved to northern B.C. with her husband, Orval, and raised their family. They returned to the Shuswap area in 1986. She enjoyed knitting, golfing, bowling, curling, fishing and spending time at their cabin on Uncha Lake.
She is predeceased by five of her sisters: Evelyn Glover, Dorothy Oppertshauser, Bessie Watson, Toody Watts, Mary Mathews, and her brother George.
Lorna leaves her husband Orval; one son, Alan (Charlotte) of Victoria; one daughter, Lauren (Barry) Friesen of Salmon Arm; four grandchildren, Adam, Meghan, Doug and Graham; one sister, Hazel Smith of Kamloops; two brother-in-laws, Peter Matthews and Hartley Watts; sister-in-law, Arden Hudson; and many extended family members.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Lorna’s memory may be made to the Shuswap Hospital Foundation, Box 265, Salmon Arm, B.C., V1E 4N3.