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Lorne Hasinoff

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September 4, 1947 – April 22, 2023

Lorne died at the St. Boniface Hospital on the night of April 22. After months of ill health, and chemotherapy for Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, he suffered unanticipated complications. He spent the last month of his life in hospital, hoping and trying to overcome many setbacks. It will surprise no one who knew Lorne that when offered the choice between “comfort care” or continuing treatment, his immediate and determined response was to “keep going.”  He loved life and he loved his family. He died surrounded by love. His wife Donna (née Olafson); son Kris (Carrie, née Epp) were with him.


Lorne was born and raised in East Kildonan. He was the third child of Earl and Emily Hasinoff. His siblings were Shirley, Michael, Murray, Jim, and Ian.


Lorne was an athlete all his life; he always preferred playing a sport over being a spectator. He especially loved rugby (playing for U of Alberta and Winnipeg Wasps RFC) and hockey (U of Manitoba as well as U of Alberta). He played his last Saturday morning hockey game on Dec. 17th, 2022 - a tradition he kept and loved for over 30 years.


He was an entrepreneur, a do-it-yourselfer, a hard worker, and a man who never met a project he wouldn’t tackle.  Our cottage at Lake of the Woods was a project that gave him enormous satisfaction and true joy. It was the place he loved most on Earth. 


He was a traveler (a driver not a passenger), a coach, a mentor, and a trusted friend. He was a fan of the Jets, and of Jane Austen. He had a passionate relationship with nature and animals. As intense and competitive as he was in sports, he was also generous, kind, and dependable in his friendships.  He was a fiercely independent and private man. Above all, Lorne was devoted to protecting and caring for his family.


“I hold this to be the highest task of a bond between two people: that each should stand guard over the solitude of the other.”



He will remain in our hearts forever. May his memory be a blessing.

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