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Lorne Warmen MUNDLE
Père : George Mundle
Mère : Audrey Beckingham
Décès le : 2008-11-19
Parution : 2008-12-10
Paru dans : The Tribune, Campbelton, NB

LIVES LIVED Lorne Warmen Mundle July 10, 1920 - Nov. 19, 2008 Lorne W. Mundle, son of George and Audrey Mundle (Beckingham) was born, attended high school, and lived his entire life in Campbellton, N.B. He was the youngest of five children and was predeceased by his brothers, John and Challie, sisters Margaret and Dorothy, his wife Hazel and his son Keith. Lorne and his wife Hazel (Brown) raised seven children; Keith, Wayne, Susan (Hamilton), Mollie (Arpin), Mike, Patricia (Parker) and Sandra (Purcell). In his younger days Lorne was an avid outdoors man, enjoying hunting, fishing and canoeing throughout Restigouche County. He was also a fine athlete, excelling in hockey, bowling and skiing. As a young man he worked as a cook's helper in the logging camps leaving this for temporary work on the spare board of Canadian National Railways. Struggling to support a young family, Lorne could not rely on temporary employment and his determination and strong work ethic shone through. With a strong entrepreneurial spirit he raised chickens on the vacant lot next to the family home. He delivered groceries for Butlands store, hauled and sold wood and eventually began a long career driving taxi. He was president of the Central Taxi Association when he decided to take over the lease of the White Rose Service Station on the adjacent property on Roseberry Street. This was the beginning of a long term commitment to the business of running a service station. Tiring of the demands of the lease holding oil companies, Lorne decided to erect his own building where Mundle's Service Station still stands on Ramsay Street. With the assistance of his son Mike, Lorne built one of the most successful service and towing businesses on the North Shore. There are few of his seven children or his 21 grand children who did not work at the service station. His family and many others helped to finance their education while working for Lorne. He spent many hours at the local arena watching his grandchildren progress through the minor hockey system and was always a strong supporter of the local Campbellton Tigers hockey team, following them across the country for championship games. He loved music playing the piano and the accordion. Family and friends enjoyed many a sing along around the Mundle campfire. Lorne and Hazel as a young married couple spent many months in the Regional sanitorium while recuperating from tuberculosis. It was during this time that he learned the art of making split bamboo fishing rods, and flytying. He produced some of the finest fishing rods and flies seen on the Restigouche River. He loved the river and in his early years built a small cottage in Tide Head so that his children could experience the life on the river. This cottage expanded as his family grew but was eventually lost in a fire. Many years later, at the age of 65 and with a little help, he built the present log cottage that overlooks the Restigouche above Tide Head Beach. In the late 1950's Lorne was one of the pioneers in the growing "fiddle head" business. He ferried dozens of pickers to the islands in Tide Head, purchased their harvest and processed tons of fiddle heads daily for regional distributors. It was Hazel who did her best to ensure their family's religious presence each Sunday, but Lorne was in many ways his brothers' keeper. Many a relative, young and old and some of the town's people who were down and out were recipients of his generosity. Many found themselves spending extended periods of time at the family home or the Mundle cottage. The word "retirement" was not in Lorne's vocabulary. It was only failing health at 84 years of age that slowed him down. Even then he made regular trips to the garage ensuring everything was in order. He was very fortunate to have most of his family living in the Campbellton area and some wonderful home care workers in his later years. Mina, Murray, Arlene, Sally, Doris and Alice must be thanked for helping Lorne live in the comfort of his family home as long as possible. Lorne cared for and ensured the same quality care for Hazel during her final days. Lorne passed away peacefully in the Campbellton Regional Hospital on November 19 and will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known him. His funeral service was held from Christ Church, Campbellton on Nov. 22, 2008 officiated by Rev. A. Godsoe. Honorary pallbearers were Kerwin Wood, Wilson Hubbard, Maurice Parker, Leo Berthelot and Michael Soucy. Interment was in the Campbellton Rural Cemetery. SOURCE: THE TRIBUNE DECEMBER 10, 2008 LISTING ID 185157

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