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THORNE – Leonard John “Lennie”

August 19, 1956 – June 2, 2011

We are sad to announce Lennie Thorne, of Calgary, passed away surrounded by family on Thursday, June 2, 2011 at the age of 54 years.

He was born in Calgary and lived with his large family for over fifteen years. He spent eleven years in Michener Centre in Red Deer. He returned to Calgary in 1983 and resided at Riverview until the Scenic Bow facility was opened in 1988.

His condition influenced his family to be very close and to choose work in careers dedicated to helping others. He was loved and gave great love to all.

Lennie is survived by his father Len Thorne and his siblings, Dr. Lorraine Thorne (Dr. Lee Stilling and children, Carlyn, Erik and Joan); Maureen Thorne; Dr. Jim Thorne (Kari Gundersen and daughter Stine); Sheila Swindells (Gordon and children, Jacqueline, Gordy and Michael); Susan McEachern (children, Heather, Ross and Donny); Joan McGowan (Dr. Dan McGowan and son Sean) and numerous other extended family. He was predeceased by his mother Margaret Thorne in 2006.
Lennie’s family would like to thank Dr. Carpenter, Dr. Hudy, Dr. Ford, the medical staff at Foothills Hospital and especially all the staff at the Scenic Bow facility who compassionately provided exceptional care for Lennie for the past twenty eight years.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (5340 – 4th Street S.W.) on Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, tributes may be made directly to the Scenic Bow Parents Association for the Multiply Handicapped Memorial for Leonard J. Thorne, #220, 200 Scenic Bow Place N.W., Calgary, AB, T3L 1S5.

In living memory of Lennie Thorne, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200.

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  1. Lonnie Gruending-DeSorcy :

    Susan, Joan, and family,

    I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your dear brother, Lennie, and would like you to know that my heart goes out to you.

    ~Lonnie

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  2. Keeping your family in my prayers
    Erin Luong

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  3. Anne Gregg, Calgary :

    My deepest sympathy on the loss of Lennie.
    God Bless you all.

    Anne Gregg

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  4. Gillian DaCosta :

    So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    God Bless,
    Gillian

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  5. Karen Brietzke :

    Sheila and Family,

    Thinking of you and your family at this time. May you remember all the good times you shared together.

    Love Karen Brietzke

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  6. Susan Spellman Cann :

    Maureen:
    My deepest sympathy to you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Lots of hugs
    Susan

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  7. To Len Thorne and his siblings
    My sincere condolences to all of you
    Lois

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  8. Tosca Cooper nee Wolf :

    Condolences from the Wolfs. Thinking back on times past and happy memories of love and laughter, lots of kids, and family.

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  9. Sabina Amaral :

    Sheila, Maureen and Family:

    It is difficult to know what to say in this moment.

    Please know you are in my prayers and may God see you through this sad time.

    Respectfully yours,
    Sabina Amaral

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  10. Evelyn Sawicki :

    Maureen,
    I was very sorry to learn of the loss of your brother. My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Evelyn

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  11. Danny & Patti Shannon :

    Mr. Thorne, Lorraine, Maureen (Mo), Jim,
    Sheila, Sue & Jim,

    Patti and I are very sorry to hear of Lennie’s death. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers and wish you all the best in the coming weeks.

    Danny & Patti

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  12. Mel Shannon :

    You have my sincere condolences.

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