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William Abner Thorne

May 2, 1926 - October 28, 2010


THORNE: William Abner – passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, October 28, 2010. Born on Valdes Island, BC on May 2, 1926. Predeceased by his wife Rita, daughter Denise, parents William and Agnes Thorne, great granddaughter MacKenzie Page Finch and brother Leonard. Lovingly remembered by his family; children; Sharon Thorne, Kevin Thorne, Barbara Ann Charlie (Thomas), Arlene Whelan (Bernie) and Jennie Thorne; grandchildren; David Charlie, Reanna August, Suzanne Yvonne Charlie, and Rita Thorne; great grandchildren; Keyona, Brayden, Chloe, Kevannah, Abigail and Saleisha Pelkey; bother Eugene as well as numerous other relatives and friends.

Abner was a commercial gillnet fisherman for many years as well as a logger and tree planting. He served on the Cowichan Tribes Council for 30 years. He was a member of the Duncan Native Sons Soccer Club and served as a coach for many years. His loved for the outdoors, the water , family and friends will truly be missed by all who knew him.

A Memorial mass was celebrated at St. Ann’s Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday November 2, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. Reverend Father Jai Celebrant. Online condolences may be offered at www.hwwallacecbc.com


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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Maryam Wexler
Relation: Father of my friend, Sharon.

Deepest sympathies to all the family.
Wishing you comfort and support, and the light and loving presence of Healing Angels,
Maryam Wexler

From: Liz (Hodding) Forbes
Relation: friend

for Sharon and Kevin, Barbara, Arlene and Jennie: I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I was very fond of Abner, he was a fine, gracious man, a rare human being and a support to me many years ago when I worked for the band. I have missed seeing him drive around Duncan in his big truck these past few years…I always got a big smile and wave…in peace, Abner and loving thoughts to you Sharon and Kevin…from Liz (Hodding) Forbes

From: Mr. Robert R Chow
Relation: A loyal patron

Sincere sympathies to the Thorne Clan. Mr. Abner was a very good customer at Chow Bros. Grocery Ltd..Open handed when it came to spending on lottery tickets. Rest In Peace !

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
November 2, 2010
Beginning at 9:30am

St. Ann''s Church
1775 Tzouhalem Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 5L6

1775 Tzouhalem Road
Duncan, BC Canada V9L 5L6

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