Robson, Lorne Morley

ROBSON: Lorne was born on the farm at Deleau, Manitoba on June 8, 1929 to Bill and Janet Robson.  The farm at 16-7-23W is affectionately known as “Sweet 16”.

Lorne’s surviving family:

Sister: Reta and her husband Art Cowan

5 nieces and nephews: Kay, Doug, Debi, Jani, Bill and their extended families

Lorne attended school in Deleau, until grade 11. From there he went to Winnipeg to attend University of Manitoba, graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1952.

Lorne returned to continue farming with his family. He especially enjoyed the Hereford cattle business.

Lorne had many interests he enjoyed:  cattle, music, photography, travel, gardening, and the Co-operative system.

Lorne received a 75 year Breeder award from the Canadian Hereford Association.

Lorne sat on the Hartney Co-operative board for 51 years. He also sat on the Federated Co-op Board out of Saskatoon for 20 years from 1979 to 1999.

His work with FCL took him across North America and as far away as Japan.

Lorne loved to travel and tour historical places, enjoying old architecture, churches, birthplaces of famous people, including Bach, Mozart and Beethoven. Lorne loved music, playing, writing and putting the words to music filled many hours.

Lorne loved to garden, always proud of his vegetables, especially his tomatoes.  Lorne took great pride in his beautiful flower beds, showcasing his roses, lilies and lupines.

Lorne collected cups from around the world which he proudly displayed in his home.

Jani and Dale McBurney took over the management of the farm in 1988 and moved onto the farm in 1989.  At that time Lorne built a new home on the farm, which he enjoyed immensely until his passing.

That same year Sweet 16 celebrated it’s centennial.

Lorne made many great friends through his travel and activities!

He would be very proud to have everyone remember him in their own way!

Funeral service was held at the Hartney United Church on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Private interment in the Riverside Cemetery, Hartney, Manitoba. In memory of Lorne, donations may be made to the Manitoba Lung Association or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.

6 thoughts on “Robson, Lorne Morley”

  1. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.
    Love Tom & June

  2. Dear Rita, Art and family and all of you who loved and supported him.
    We are saddened to hear that Lorne lost his fight to overcome a broken hip.We admired him very much- his community and Co-op work, his intellect and interests and his musical talents. He is certainly a person who made the world a better place and will be missed in the hearts of many of us.
    You will be in our thoughts and prayers and we’re sorry we will be away for the funeral. On a bus trip to Tuktoyatuk,NWT- something we’re sure Lorne would have loved.
    May he rest in peace.

  3. Dear Rita, Art and family
    Our deepest condolences in the passing of Lorne- he was a great man with such a variety of interests. His musical talents , his love of farming and gardening, his community involvement and his respect for everyone. He was a staple of the Deleau district and will be missed by everyone. Our prayers and thoughts are with the entire family. Love Polly and Leon

  4. He was a great citizen of Hartney and will be missed by many.

    Carol and Walter Hargest

  5. Cousin Lorne, you made our lives richer. When we are together this August and remembering you and Bonnie Anderson your joyful laughter will ring in our memories.

    Thanks for sharing your life with us all.

  6. Lorne and I shared a birthday and I would always visit him when we came out
    to visit Robsons near Hartney and Souris. He was a good mentor and reminded me
    of how helpful it is to keep in good spirits.
    Blessings to you always, Lorne.

    Love, Jane McConnell Robson Bramadat

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