Lorne Flett born July 16, 1955, died February 16-2023
It is with Great sadness to announce that Lorne Wallace Flett of Birch River Manitoba passed away at the Dauphin Hospital on February 16, 2023, following an unexpected sudden illness at the age of 67 years.
Lorne is predeceased by his mother, Bertha Delaronde-Flett, father, Roderick Flett, Son Carter, Daughter Kimberly, Seven brothers, Lloyd Flett, Clarence Flett, Gordon Flett, Larry Flett, Leonard Flett, Eddie Flett, Melvin Flett. Grandparents Daniel and Elizabeth Delaronde, Duncan, and Martha Flett.
Lorne is survived by his loving wife Margaret Flett, Daughter Chante Flett of Birch River. His children: Daughter Claudia Bone, Son Jamie (Crystal) Genialle, Daughter Angela Woloshuk, Son Peter Gosselin, Son Elliot (Destiny) Flett, Daughter Samantha Flett, Daughter Noreen Flett. Lorne and Margaret shared Stepchildren Brian (Glenda), Sherri (Peter) and their children Takoya, Takaila, Tayvien, Taniya, and baby Carter. Colton, Elise, Brodie, Brayden, Santana and Montana, Stepchildren, Gwen, George, and Andrea.
Brothers: Joe (Charmaine) Flett, David Flett, Darryl (Sandra) Flett, Clayton Flett, Sister Bernice (James) Paterson and sister Brenda Flett. Sister In-Law Caroline Flett, Sister in-law Karen Pangman, Sister-in-Law’s Linda Shewchuk, Norma McDonald, Kathy Spence, Brother-in-Law’s Ivan (Janet) Spence, Ernie (Mary) Spence, and Willard Spence. Duck Bay Uncles and Aunties, Numerous Special Cousins, Nephews, Nieces, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, Foster Children, and many, many loved one’s who referred to Lorne as Dad, Papa, Coach, Mentor and Friend. The Bercier Families, The Duck Bay Chartrand Families, The Delaronde Families. He loved and cared for them all.
Lorne was born and proudly raised Metis at Duck Bay, MB to Bertha Delaronde-Flett and Roderick Flett. He attended school at St. Thomas Aquinas School in Duck Bay until his parents relocated for better employment opportunities away from his home community. This is how he came to reside in Minitonas and continue School there. Lorne valued his education and continued this throughout his life and had attained many certificates and accomplishments’. Lorne was a hard worker and enjoyed the logging industry working with his father and brothers in logging camps in the Porcupine and Duck Mountains and other areas, working in Northern Manitoba with Brothers Lloyd and Clarence at Leaf Rapids. Working for the Manitoba Metis Federation in Winnipeg, The Main Street Project, Corrections Canada as the Offenders Liaison Worker, Commercial Fishing, Health Director and Welfare Administrator and various other employment opportunities.
Lorne had many hobbies and activities that he enjoyed doing throughout his life, playing card games with Family members at gatherings, sharing stories about his family members over a good cup of coffee. Baseball was something Lorne played in his younger years for the Dauphin Red Birds, it was this love for the game that eventually led Lorne to coaching his own teams back in Birch River and earning him the nickname “Coach” Hockey was another sporting passion as a player, coach, mentor and as a fan. Hunting Deer, Elk, Moose and even at times Caribou with family and friends in the Mountains. Supporting others in their time of need, Lorne was always close by.
Pallbearers: Peter Tavares, James Gabriel, Daniel Flett, Riley Flett, Clarence Flett, Christopher Flett, Matthew Govereau, Joey Panacheese.
Everyone who knew and loved Lorne is considered as honorary pallbearers.
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