Coxson, Lorne Bruce

COXSON, LORNE WMarch 13, 1945 – November 30, 2015
at the age of 70 years

A memorial service will be held on Dec 12, 2015 at 11:00 am at the Kamloops Alliance Church, 200 Leigh Rd. Kamloops B.C. V2B2L6  (Just north of the Overlanders bridge)
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With deep sadness we announce the sudden passing of Lorne Coxson on Monday November 30th at the age of 70 years.

Lorne is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Ruth; son Greg Coxson (Paula) of Calgary; daughter Carrie Vossler (Darryl) of Kamloops; and grandson Benjamin Coxson of Medicine Hat. He also leaves his brother Glen Coxson (Ruth) of Lumby; sister Joanne Thompson (Matt) of Kamloops, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donation may be made to Gideon’s International in Canada.

Although he will be sadly missed, we rejoice in knowing that Lorne is with his Lord and Saviour.


  1. Aunt Ruth and Family,

    It was with great sadness that we learnt of Uncle Lorne’s passing. We will always remember him for the kindness and compassion that he endlessly showed to anyone that he met.


    The Spences

  2. Carrie and family…Life has an end as a candle light would fade, but in the heart, memories yielded will forever be embedded. Thinking of you today. Your past co-workers. Terry&Grant

  3. Dear Ruth, Greg and Carrie,
    We were so shocked and saddened to hear of Lorne’s passing and we wanted to let you know what an influence he had on our lives. When we were growing up, David and I loved when he came to visit. He always made such a fuss over us, made us laugh and feel so loved. He was a wonderful man with a big heart. We will always remember his distinctive voice, his laugh and, most of all, the way he made us feel.
    Our prayers are with you,
    Teri and David Crown

  4. Dear Auntie Ruth and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Uncle Lorne. I will miss him very much. I wont be there Saturday, but will be remembering him from afar.
    I’m going to miss hearing his jokes (even though half of them I didn’t catch, cuz I am that slow with jokes) and when he’d play the “what’s that on your shirt” trick. I always fell for it! you’ think with the amount of times he did it to me I’d catch on sooner or later.
    He was the hardest working man I have ever known. Family n friends always came first to him.
    I will never forget you Uncle Lorne, you have a special spot in my heart.
    Love your niece,
    Jackie Schulte

  5. Dear Ruth, Greg, Carrie & extended families,
    Thinking of you all as you gather to celebrate the life of cousin Lorne & his “home going”. One of my favorite memories was when the annual apple harvest brought us together to make cider, sauce or pies with younger cousins & babies running and playing or picking up chestnuts from the lawn. I remember too the days of hunting & celebration when anyone had success; wherever there was family gathered to work together, we children were always welcome. “Precious memories, how they linger”…much love & many prayers for you all.

  6. I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Lorne. I have fond memories of him when I was growing up and valued seeing him from time to time in the latter years. He always had a smile, positive attitude, and was eager to share a hunting or fishing story. My day was always brighter after talking with Lorne.

  7. We wish to express our sympathy to the Coxson families. We really enjoyed his talks at Sage Hills about he moved the word around in each of his travels. Pretty amazing stories. He’s safe at home now with the one he honored up under.

  8. My deepest condolences to you Ruth, and the rest of the Coxson family. I always valued my time with Lorne, and was aware of his desire to make others happy every time I was in his presence. Telling jokes at A&W, gathering boots and shoes for his mission work, helping others at the drop of a hat. We all will always remember the “caring for others” legacy he built. Thanks for the lessons Lorne.

  9. So sorry to read of Lorne’s death. Heartfelt condolences to all of you.
    Lorne was a hard working, funny, cheerful person with a great heart.
    May his memory always bring us a smile.

  10. I got to work with him many times when he worked he was the hardest working man i know and ill always remember and never forget the time the family got together and made all that apple juice. I know hes now in heaven where hes singing for all eternity
    I love you both
    Your nephew Jamie

  11. Dear Aunty Ruth,
    I was sorry to hear about uncle lorne he was such a huge part of my life growing up on the farm next to grandmas place he taught me so much about what life is about and taught me so many things i loved learning from him.
    He taught me how to shovel roofs and how to use a wood chipper i got to see him all the time growing up my best memory was of uncle lorne singing in church ill never forget his voice.

  12. Im very sorry to hear of lorne’s passing, im his nephew jamie’s girlfriend, He will be missed

  13. Ruth and Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Lorne’s passing. His passion for the Lord has impacted every one who knew him. May the Lord comfort you at this time.

  14. Dear Ruth
    We are so sorry for your lost…We know Uncle Lorne as gone to be with his Lord..
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
    Love in Christ
    Wally/Bernice Chiasson
    250 554-1195

  15. Ruth and family; We are saddened to learn of Loren’s passing. It is hard to think that he is gone, but it is wonderful to know that he is with the Lord he loved so much. As Glen said, he is “Home for Christmas”. We wish we could be there to celebrate his life with you, but we will not be able to come. Just know that you and your family are in our prayers. Wes and Betty Coxson

  16. Dear Ruth,
    We met once for lunch at Lucky Yeung, yourself with Lorne and my family. Lorne has been a real friend over the ten years I knew him. He helped us get a piano from a house in Valley View, and we just barely knew him then. Once some wood material blew off the roof rack of our compact on the way home from Home Depot. We were distraught because the roof rack came off as well. The only person I knew to call was Lorne and he came over in 15 mins with his truck saying he was just entertaining some Iranian students at his home. A true disciple of Jesus. I cannot imagine your loss right now. Lincoln

  17. Ruth and Family: My deepest heart-felt condolences, my prayers are with you.
    A shock to hear of Lorne’s passing. He was one of the “Good Guys”—a man of
    conviction, faith, and unparalleled sincerity. I am honoured to have had him as my
    Sunday School Teacher, and I will miss him. The epitome of a Christian gentlemen and one of the nicest people I’ve ever met.

  18. To Mrs. Coxson (Ruth) and Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am very
    schocked and saddened to see Lorne’s obituary in the paper today, my deepest heart-felt condolences. Lorne was one of the “Good Guys”, a man of conviction, faith,
    and unparalleled sincerity. I am honoured to have had him as my Sunday School teacher. The last time I saw him was just before my July 8th back surgery this year, out in the Valleyview McDonald’s parking lot—it was like no time had passed. He was
    still the same friendly, nice man I remembered. We chatted for quite a while and he
    told me of the good causes he was involved with–he spoke with vigor, enthusiasm, and a true zest for life in spite of health issues he’d had. I will never forget how as
    we parted visiting he became emotional and said he would pray for my surgery to be
    successful. A true gentleman and one of the very nicest, most sincere, true Christian,
    people I have ever known. Taken from us too soon, I will miss him. He was the epitome of the type of man we all should try to be. Again, my deepest condolences.

  19. To Lorne’s Family
    We were so sorry to hear of Lorne’s passing. He was a wonderfully kind and caring man. We first met Lorne at the Sahali A and W for coffee. He was undoubtably the most kind and caring person we have ever met. He was continuously offering to help anyone and everyone without the slightest hesitation and never wanting any help himself. We too will miss his jokes and quick visits as he checked in to see how and where to go fishing. He had a deep belief in his faith. May that faith help you through the days ahead.

  20. Ruth, Greg, Carrie and families…I was very sad to hear of Lorne’s passing. I have fond memories of growing up as cousins and neighbors on the same 600 block of Pine St for so many years. Summer Bible School at your house was an event to look forward to every year. I believe we even made the newspaper one year. Lorne always had such a big smile. He will be missed by so many. My thoughts are with you.

  21. It is with much sadness I read of Lorne’s passing. We were associates only on a business level but I remember us having many conversations about a variety of topics back in the day. Lorne was a very valued Greenway Equipment customer and we always admired his hard work and dedication. He was extremely genuine and it was a real pleasure to call him my friend.

  22. I am so sorry for your lost. Lorne always brighten up my day with his great sense of humor. He always had a joke and big smile . I’m really going to miss him.

  23. Ruth and Family
    We just want to send our sincere condolences on the passing of Lorne. We appreciated getting to know him better on the mission trip we took with you folks to Nicaragua in 2008. He was such a hard worker, and his passion for the Lord was so evident. We are praying for you during this difficult time.
    Denis & Eileen Nogue

  24. Dear Ruth – I was so so sorry to hear of the sudden loss of your dear husband. Please know that I am thinking of you and your family in the difficult days and weeks ahead as you all get used to a new way of life. I know your church and faith will keep you strong and well looked after, but please remember I am close by and able to help with anything, anytime. Blessings, Hallie 250-318-8035

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