Lorne Christian Jacobsen


On Thursday, January 11, 2024, we lost our beloved brother, dad, uncle, grandpa and friend, who passed suddenly from a heart attack. Lorne was a dichotomy of humour- the ultimate dad joker- and temper, of dreamer and duty, of retelling stories for the umpteenth time, and still delighting with some surprise insight or admission. He had a wonderful quality of pursuing excellence, and he wanted everyone else to as well (whether or not they agreed!) Lorne grew up in Prince George BC, and pursued many interests such as earning his pilot’s license and scuba certification, skydiving, coin collecting, and model building. It was while working at Woodwards that he met his first wife, Julie Finden. The couple had 2 children, Ashley and Adam. Lorne then drove taxi for many years, before transitioning to mechanics, where he had always had a strong interest and aptitude. Moving to Edmonton in 1998, he eventually took up RV repair, and even three stints teaching overseas in China. In his retirement, he connected with neighbours by sharing baked goods (yes, he took up baking!), visited his daughter and her family often, and settled into a comfortable home with two of his best friends, Terri Davison and his dog Princess. Lorne was predeceased by his parents, Stan and Coral Jacobsen, and his second wife, Nancy Dennis. He is survived by his children, Ashley (Russell) and Adam (Jessica), his beloved grandsons Lawrence, Everett, Leighton and Atticus, his siblings Michael (Charlene), Leslie (John), Wayne (Gwen) and Janet, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, friends and extended family. A memorial service will be held at Hope City church (2225 66st) in Edmonton on Thursday January 25, 2024 at 11:00am

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