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May 9, 1946 - December 24, 2022
In loving memory ~
It is with absolute heartbreak and devastation to say goodbye to my beloved husband, Lorne Cochrane. Lorne was born in Toronto, Ontario on May 9th, 1946, and moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1976.
After a very long and courageous battle with numerous medical issues from 1995 to the present and admitted to many Hospitals in Vancouver and Vancouver Island, Lorne survived all the others until he recently picked up the COVID-19 virus. This virus also impacted his other organs. Lorne passed away on the morning of December 24th, 2022, at the Cowichan District Hospital.
Lorne is survived by his loving wife, Cecilia, of 43 years, his brothers-in-law and families (Ronald Yee, Freeman Yee, Richard/Judy Yee, Connal/June Yee, Daniel/Sai Yee and Keith Nailer). He is also survived by many nephews and nieces (too many to mention) and great nephews and great nieces (too many to mention).
Lorne also leaves behind his extended families in various Cities and Towns in Ontario, his adopted family in Mill Bay, Special Friends in Nova Scotia, Rochester-NY, various Cities and Towns in British Columbia and a large circle of friends in Canada (British Columbia, Ontario), United States, England and Australia.
The best years of Lorne's life were spent at the cabin at Anderson Lake, B.C. Lorne also loved spending time boating, fishing, camping and being out in the fresh air and surrounded by nature. He also enjoyed very much hiking with friends when we moved to Vancouver Island in 1999. Lorne also enjoyed all types of sports. He enjoyed watching these on TV at home and also when he was not too sick to do so in various Hospitals.
Lorne has been in so many Hospitals over the years and we would like to thank all the medical professionals who took care of Lorne (too many to mention) during all his hospital stays and also those who were in contact with Lorne at home. A special thank you to the Occupational Therapists, Sue and Allison, and all the caregivers who attended at our home to take care of Lorne's medical needs as well.
In keeping with Lorne's wishes, there will be no service.
May the road rise to meet you May the wind be always on your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

Online condolences may be made at

H.W. Wallance Cremation and Burial Centre