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Lorne Walter Peabody

November 7, 1932 ~ September 15, 2018 (age 85)


Lorne Walter Peabody 85 of Rimbey, Alberta, died September 15th, 2018, in the Rimbey Hospital, surrounded by his family.

He was born on November 7th, 1932, Rimbey AB, the son of the late Walter and Essie Peabody.  He was the oldest of five siblings. On November 6th, 1954 he married Betty Joyce Evenson.

Lorne was raised in Rimbey and started his work career at the age of 17 for the CN railway.  It was a job he remembered with fondness and he often reminisced about the great men he had the honor of working with.  He went to S.A.I.T and got his electrical ticket.  He met and married Betty and made the move to Sylvan lake where he joined Calgary Power and raised his family. Lorne never had just one job, he kept busy on the side with odd jobs, building, tree removal, and repairs. He also volunteered on the Sylvan Lake fire department, and was active in Minor Hockey, he was a councilor for the town of Sylvan Lake. 

In 1977 he left Calgary Power and made the move back to Rimbey where he bought the Rimbey Golf Course and he started Peabody Construction. For the next 30 years, he worked in the central Alberta area. In 2008 his son Grant Peabody took over the company and Lorne retired although he didn’t stop working, he was always busy, with his tree farm, welding a new toy hauler, or a fishing shack, and many other projects. 

Lorne was an avid outdoorsman he loved fishing, hunting, and his boat when he wasn’t working, he was playing, and he enjoyed his life to its fullest.  He could always be counted on if you needed help, and he lived his life with many friends and was a friend to many.

 He was survived by his son Grant Peabody and his daughters Jane Walter (Norman) of Kimberley B.C; Jill Desjarlais (Tim) and JoAnn McKenzie. His four brothers Dick (Joyce) of Saint Albert, Gary (Joanne) of Rimbey AB, Larry (Jean) of Calgary and Len of Tsawwassen, BC. His Sister in Law Joan Clark (Fred) of Ottawa ON, and brother in law Bob Evenson (Paulette) of Tisdale SK and many Grand Children and Great Grandchildren and many nephews and nieces.  

 Lorne Peabody was preceded in death by his wife Betty, His son John Peabody, his son in law, Norman Walter, his brother in law, Fred Clark, and his Sister in law, Joyce Peabody.

 Funeral Services will be held on Thursday September 20th at 1 pm in the Rimbey United Church, 4931-51 Ave.Rimbey, AB. with Pastor Wayne McCracken officiating.

If friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre P.O. Box 440 Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0.

Donations may be made to:

Rimbey Hospital & Care Centre

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