Oct. 8, 1938 – Jan. 3, 2011
Lawrence (Lorne) Tamelin of Castlegar, BC peacefully passed away at Kelowna General Hospital on January 3, 2011. Lorne was born to parents Alex and Mary Tamelin in Nelson, BC on October 8, 1938. Funeral services were held at Brilliant Cultural center on Jan 9 and 10 with burial at Pass Creek Cemetery.
Lorne grew up in Pass Creek and graduated from Stanley Humphries in Castlegar in 1956. He started working at the Celgar pulp mill in December, 1960, where he obtained his Machinist Apprenticeship and worked as a Journeyman Machinist until retirement in April 2000.
Lorne married the love of his life, Irene Legebokoff of Grand Forks BC on December 29, 1961. Together, they settled in Castlegar and raised four children; Lorene, Larry, Adena and Rob.
Lorne spent his free time with family and friends in the outdoors fishing and camping, dreaming up projects with friends and simply enjoying good times with the people in his life. He dedicated his life to the preservation of his culture, peace and community service as an active volunteer member of the USCC, DCA, Benevolent society, DHRS and the KCSH Cooperative. He enjoyed singing and participated in many choirs throughout his life.
Lorne is survived by; his loving wife Irene, his children Lorene (Kere) MacGregor, Larry (Jennifer) Tamelin, Adena (Garwin) Wuerch, and Rob Tamelin, seven grandchildren Nikole and Mark MacGregor, Jeremy and Amanda Tamelin, Carson, Micki and Isaac Wuerch, his sisters Anne Rebalkin and Donna Arishenkoff and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Alex and Mary Tamelin.
Lorne was a loving, dedicated and committed man who touched many lives throughout his years. He will be sorely missed by many but never forgotten. May he rest in peace.
Lorne’s family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all relatives, friends, neighbors and colleagues for their generosity and support during this difficult time. Thank you to the medical and ambulance staff of Trail hospital for getting him to Kelowna safely and the staff at Kelowna General for caring for Lorne during his stay. Special thanks to Mr. Bill Strilaeff and staff at Castlegar Funeral Chapel, psalmists and congregational singers, Ladies Catering Group, and Leonard Markin for officiating. Thanks to all who have donated in his name.
Memorial Donations can be made to USCC ISKRA, ISKRA equipment fund or Grandview Community Access Center.