Monday, April 22, 2024

Obituary: Firstbrook, Lorna Margaret (nee KEENE)

July 5, 1933- March 19, 2024

Lorna Firstbrook passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 19, 2024, in Collingwood, Ontario.

Born in Oakville on July 5, 1933, she was a daughter of the late Mary (nee Nicholson) and Col. Louis Keene.

Lorna grew up on Second St., with her two sisters Kathy and Joan, and brother Louis Jr. A long time Oakville Historical Society volunteer, an active member of the Oakville Club, long time parishioner of St. Jude’s Anglican Church, a swimming instructor to handicapped children. Lorna was a passionate watercolor artist and gardener. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 68 years, William ‘Bill’ Firstbrook, on March 11, 2023. Together they had many wonderful adventures at Osler Bluff, Go Home, Abaco, Collingwood, sailing and travelling the world. Her loving family, Will (Lori), Don, Kary (Geordie), Brian (Stephanie), and Peter (Christine), ten grandchildren, eleven great- grandchildren, and numerous extended family and friends around the globe who adore her, will miss her warm smile, compassion, and enthusiastic spirit.

A memorial service celebrating Lorna’s life will be conducted at Christ Church Anglican in Meaford on Wednesday, April 17, 2024, at 11 a.m. A reception will follow at the Meaford Hall.

As your expression of sympathy, donations to the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital would be appreciated and may be made through the Ferguson Funeral Home, 48 Boucher St. E., Meaford, ON, N4L 1B9, to whom arrangements have been entrusted.


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