LORNE EDWARD BOUND
February 14, 1952 - May 23, 2022
On February 14th, 1952, a day usually spent celebrating the joys of love, celebrated something just as wonderful by the name of Lorne Edward Bound, who for the next 70 years of his life will do their birth date justice by bringing overwhelming joy to everything and everyone in his path.
Lorne lived with no qualms; living fully and freely since he was young doing what he enjoyed most and nurturing many passing interests and jobs throughout his long life. From painting houses to painting on canvas, being a chef at a restaurant to being a chef at home, to walking miles on end simply enjoying the world around him—he loved it all. He was thoughtful but with a “do now, worry later” type of mindset, made apparent by loved ones throughout his life where if he found an animal in need or simply interesting, he’d hand them to the first person to come to mind and say, “here you go,” before making a swift exit to continue on his day. He also had a passion for cars, thrifting, travelling, plants and animals. His old dogs (affectionately named Bonzo 1 and Bonzo 2) and his many trips with friends across America to Mexico and Guatemala were what he spoke the most of with the greatest of laughs and smiles.
Lorne was blessed with many family members who loved and cherished him. His parents (predeceased) by John and Verna Bound, brother John “Jack" Bound (1945—2017), survived by daughters Maegan and Morgan Bound, nephews David (daughter Jessica), Jamie and his wife Sandra (children Haley and Dryden), and sister-in-law Lorna Bound as well as numerous cousins and friends. His greatest friends were and always will be John Borley, and James "Jim" Norlen whom he could spend days weaving tales about their mutual pranks and mishap adventures, and never once after retelling his tales would you be left without tears of laughter.
But sadly, on May 23rd, 2022, at 7:15 pm Lorne Bound, after a long stint in the MICU at Health Science Center, peacefully passed away at the age of 70 Surrounded by loved ones while listening to his favourite Leonard Cohen songs, taking his final breath after his particular Favorite “Famous blue raincoat”. Following his wishes, Lorne was cremated and his ashes will be spread across the Lake Of Two Mountains like his father and brother before him to return to the place he loved most.
His passing has left a piece in many of us cold without his presence, made warm only by recalling fond memories of the man we all held dear. But when regular comforts fail to soothe us, let us return to the passage by Henry Scott Holland:
“Death is nothing at all. It does not count. I have only slipped away to the next room. Nothing has happened. Everything remains exactly as it was. I am I, and you are you, and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged. Whatever we are to each other, that we are still. Call me by the old familiar name. Speak of me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name ever be the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. There is absolute and unbroken continuity. What is this death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I ambit waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well."
There is no mistake Lorne Bound was born on a day most celebrated for the joy of simply loving, for he was the embodiment of a loving man. With his kind and giving nature, he has changed the landscape within our hearts and minds and will forever remain a beloved reminder of how absolutely wonderful life can be. So, from all his family, friends and loved ones, we say:
Thank you, Lorne Bound, for being a part of our lives. We wish you safe travels as you head towards something entirely new. We’ll miss you.
“ring the bells, that still can ring
forget your perfect offering
there is a crack in everything,
that’s how the light gets in…”
~ Leonard Cohen
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