Lorne Reine

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Lorne Reine

November 30, 1929 ~ April 7, 2016


With his loved ones at his side, Lorne Reine went home to be with his Saviour on April 7, 2016.


Lorne was born in Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan on November 30 1929. He was the fourth child of George and Mary Reine. In 1940 they moved to Vancouver, B.C. for a few years. They then moved to the Gang Ranch before it was called the Gang Ranch in the Caribou country.

In the mid 1940’s Lorne worked for the CPR on the Hudson Steamers. He was on the run between Golden and Revelstoke.

The family moved to Creston in the late 1940’s. George, Harold and Lorne worked logging for Ernie Sunter. George got the chance to manage a section of land in Mazenod, Saskatchewan. Lorne stayed and worked on the dikes during the flood of 1948. He then returned to Mazenod to work with his father.

Lorne worked Qu’Appelle Saskatchewan on heavv equipment, returning to Creston in 1956. Lorne and Eileen Hills were married in October, 1956 and raised four sons Glen, Michael, Mark and Dallas.

Lorne went to work, logging for Warren Johnson until he started driving taxi for his father-in-law George Hills. In 1961, he went to work with the Department of Highways until his retirement. He worked on the gravel crusher, drove trucks, loaders, graders and cats.

Lorne had many interests which included model railroading, fishing and hunting but his favorite was playing guitar. He played in many different bands in the Okanagan and Creston. One of the the first bands was with Charlie Baynton, Jack Potyok, Gary Schultz, and Jack Scanlan. The last band, Country Strings, was with Maurice Hindley, Gene Anderson, Jim McGuire and Eldon Johnson.

Lorne also built four guitars from scratch; one for his nephew Gene for graduation and the others he sold.

Lorne received Jesus Christ as his Lord and Saviour on January 27, 2016.


He was predeceased by his parents George and Mary Reine; brothers Raymond and Harold; and sister Esther.

He is survived by his wife Eileen; sons Glen, Michael, Mark, Dallas and their wives; many grand- and great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.