DAVIES, Richard “Lorne”
Richard “Lorne” Davies, age 66, went home to be with his Lord and Saviour on April 21st, 2010. He died peacefully with no suffering in his own home with his wife at his side. Born November 1st, 1943, in the the Princeton, BC Hospital, he was the son of the late Richard and Ethel Davies, from Allenby, BC. Known by many as “Coach” from his time spent investing in the lives of others through hockey and ball, Lorne was a great man, a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend. His greatest loves were his family (especially his grandchildren), his church and the time he spent volunteering there, sports, and sitting on the deck with Esther watching the birds and flowers in their backyard.
Family members who will miss him deeply are: his wife of 47 years, Esther Davies; his daughter, Cyndi Nickerson and Reid, of Hope, BC; his son, Greg Davies and Kelly of Knoxville, TN, his daughter Angela Kuhn and Jeff, of Hope, B.C.; three sisters, Elaine Casey and Tom of Squamish, BC, and Joan and Joy Davies of North Vancouver; and his seven grandchildren: Caris and Phoebe Nickerson; Tyler Davies; Rebecca, Madison, Kaitlyn, and Bethany Kuhn. Also dear to him were the most recent additions to our family: Heather Clarke and Darrell of Abbotsford, BC, and Robert Lowe of Smithers, BC.
Lorne was predeceased by his parents as well as his dear and precious treasure, Miss Lynn McDevitt, of Chilliwack, BC.
A Celebration of Life service was held at Grace Baptist Church in Hope, BC, on April 27th, 2010. In lieu of flowers the family has asked that memorial gifts be made to Grace Baptist Church and directed to the Lorne Davies Memorial Fund, which will in turn be given to projects that Lorne loved such as the Joshua Project Soup Kitchen, mission teams, and care for those less fortunate.
The Davies family would like to thank the community in general and their church family in particular for their outpouring of love and support, as well as Dr. Bruce Bradley, the BC Ambulance staff and the staff at the Fraser Canyon Hospital for their care given to Lorne. Special thanks also to Dr Ernie Murikami, for his long-time care and friendship.