WINER, Lorne -
November 7, 1917 - May 29, 2023.
With great sadness, we announce the passing of (Irwin) Lorne Winer, in his 106th year.
Lorne is survived by his loving family: wife, Lenora; and his children, Laura, Paul (Dorit), Shelley (Maurice); grandchildren, Adam, Joey and Jacob; along with many nephews and nieces.
Born in 1917 and raised in Toronto, Lorne enjoyed a long career as a realtor. With an avid interest in world affairs, Lorne was a true source of living history, having experienced 12 decades.
A life-long student, Lorne was a voracious reader with a remarkable vocabulary and long list of interests.
He had a passion for fitness, was an accomplished and elegant ballroom dancer, and enjoyed wide-ranging conversations with family and close friends, especially at his favourite bagel haunts.
He lived independently with Lenora in their home right up until his final days.
A proud army veteran, Lorne shared his life story with students at Crestwood School and other communities for many years. Among others awards, he received the Legion of Honour Medalfrom the government of France in recognition of his participation in the liberation of France during World War II.
While Lorne's loving presence and indomitable spirit will be deeply missed, we are finding comfort in having had him in our lives for solong. He passed with his family around him.
We are grateful for the excellent care from nurses and doctors at Sunnybrook hospital.
Donations to the Salvation Army (Lorne remembered their support on the battle front and what they did during the war to maintain military morale), otherwise to a Charity of Your Choice. crestwood.on.ca/ohp/lorne-winer.