Lien, Lorne Melvin

July 9, 1932 – July 6, 2022
at the age of 89 years:
      Lorne passed away July 6, 2022, at the Salmon Arm Hospital, just 1 day before his 64th wedding anniversary and 3 days prior to his 90th birthday.
He was born on the family farm in northern Alberta, the youngest in a family of 4. Most of his working life was spent in retail business – first as owner of an automobile dealership in northern Alberta and later as owner of a hardware business in Salmon Arm. During his retirement he became very proficient at woodworking, a hobby that gave him much enjoyment.
Lorne was predeceased by his father and mother, Nels and Alma; his brothers Gunder and Stanley; his sister Alice; and his brothers-in-law Robert Harbourne, Alan Nixon and Robert Schroh.
He leaves to mourn his loss his wife Verna; his sisters-in-law Emma Lien, Ruth Nixon and Karen Harbourne; his brothers-in-law Harold Beebe (Terry) and Alvin Beebe (Marilyn); as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 
At Lorne’s request, there will be no service.




  1. A good man all around and especially back in the day when Alvin and I hung out at the Ford dealership washing cars, getting in the way. Always kind and respectful. Condolences to Verna and the rest of the family.

  2. Dear Verna, so sorry to hear of Lorne’s passing. I so appreciate the part both of you played in my life. I still prefer Velvetta! Sincere sympathies. May your memories bring you comfort. Love Judy

  3. I am so sorry to hear of Lorne’s passing. He was a kind gentle man and a good friend. Our sympathies to Verna and all the extended Lien and Beebr families

  4. So sorry to hear this! Quite a icon in Manning in his days there!

  5. Verna I was so sorry to hear about Lorne passing. Sincere condolences.

  6. Verna, Harold and Terry. Sorry to hear of Lorne’s passing. I will always remember you playing cards with Mom and Dad.
    Family even have some of his woodwork that he gave to Mom and Dad over the years.
    I know he will be missed.
    Margot and Bill.

  7. Wishing Aunt Verna we are all sad with the passing of Uncle Lorne. Hope you are doing fine and we miss you.

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