It is with great sadness and broken hearts that we announce the sudden passing of Lawrence (Lornie) Patrick Wood of Tarantum in his 71st year. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 44 years Karen (Ling), son Benjamin (Edmonton), daughters Rachelle (Jacques Ferrari, Moncton) and Melanie (Kim Bethke, Charlottetown), granddaughter, the pride of his life, Liliana (Lily) Ferrari, sisters Helen Flynn (Donald), Betty Ann Wood, Elinor Wood (George Stevenson), Florence Wood and Elaine Gallant (Patrick, Pointe-du-Chêne), and brothers Gerard (Barb) and Peter. He is predeceased by his parents Raymond and Lillian (McKenna), brother Jimmy, and in-laws Theopholis (Theo) Ling and Dorothy (Baker, Ling) Roper.
Lornie, born August 1,1952, grew up in Lake Verde. He was a fish farmer, red seal electrician, third class stationary engineer, and HVAC technician. He worked from tip to tip on the Island for Ainsworth, Air Tron, Direct Energy, Honeywell and others, before enjoying a well-earned retirement in 2017 after 46 years of working hard.
Lornie was proud of his Irish ancestry and loved gardening, travelling, golf, oil painting, wine making, hosting friends and family in his gazebo while listening to the hoedown, and most of all, being with his family, especially his granddaughter.
Many thanks to the emergency / trauma team, doctors (especially Dr Tweedy and Dr Walsh), nurses, EMTs, respiratory therapists, ladies auxiliary and social workers at the QEH, the nurses, doctors (especially Dr Bead), respiratory therapists, and organ donor coordination team at the QE2 in Halifax, and all those who sent thoughts and prayers to date.
Resting at the Hillsboro Funeral Home, Stratford. Visiting hours on Wednesday from 5-8 pm. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Thursday from St. Patrick's Church, Fort Augustus on Thursday at 3 pm. Interment in the church cemetery. Masks are requested and no scents at services please.
In lieu of flowers, donations are gratefully accepted to the St Patrick's RC Church Ancestral Cemetery in Fort Augustus, the Upper Room Food Bank, or the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Foundation. We encourage all of you to become organ donors and to discuss it with your family.