Obituary of Lorne Allan Aston
Lorne Allan Aston
1934 – 2020
Lorne Allan Aston was born in Lloydminster, Sask on June 26, 1934 and passed away at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital with his family by his side, December 13, 2020.
Lorne was a Physical Education Teacher and Department Head at Sheldon – Williams Collegiate Regina, Sask from 1957 – 1980. Years 1980 through 1987 he was the Commissioner of Athletics for the Regina High School Athletic Association. Lorne spent seventeen years as the Senior Boys Basketball Coach with his teams winning numerous leagues, city, and provincial championships. They went on eighteen invitational tournaments including five championships at the prestigious Bedford Road Tournament in Saskatoon, Sask. For twenty years Lorne spent his Sunday afternoons teaching a handicapped swim senior program. In the summer he taught swimming for the Red Cross and Royal Lite Saving Society for twenty-three years. He was also an instructor and examiner for both organizations. Lorne cherished his career, doing what he loved, helping others reach their goals, and always with compassion. He will be missed by the many lives he touched over the years.
Lorne is survived by his wife of sixty-one years Valerie, of Cranbrook, B.C., daughter Laurie of Edmonton, AB, and son Greg (Roxane) of Cranbrook, B.C., grandson Cameron of Calgary, Dylan (Dayle) of Sparwood, B.C., granddaughter Cassandra (Derrick) of Cranbrook, B.C., two great granddaughters Phoenix and Raene of Sparwood, B.C., sister Beryl Hopkins (Chuck) of Kelowna, B.C., several nephews, and one niece (nieces).
He was predeceased by his parents, Harold and Wyla Aston, his brother Doug (Shirley) of Lloydminster, Alberta.
There will not be a formal service at this time. A private family gathering will take place at a later date.