Lorne was born on May 16, 1947, in Calgary to Lawrence and Irene (Armitage) Pultz; the oldest of three siblings.
He proudly served in the Canadian Air Force for 25 years, allowing him to visit many different locations and to collect many friends along the way. After retiring, he became more involved in his local Royal Canadian Legions (Cold Lake Branch No. 211 and Pincher Creek Branch No. 43), playing crib and darts, and helping his comrades navigate the system at Veterans Affairs.
Lorne loved nothing more than to tell a story, to anyone who would listen, except maybe fishing and woodworking. He will be remembered through the many pieces of wood art that decorate the homes of his friends and family.
He is survived by his loving wife, Jean (Wallace) of Pincher Creek; his children, Michael Pultz of Pincher Creek and Tina Pultz of Edmonton; and sister Barb (Pierre) Desmarais of Renfrew, Ont., and nephew Brandon Desmarais.
There will be no services, but he will be laid to rest with his parents and sister Judy in the Field of Honour at Queen’s Park Cemetery in Calgary.
In lieu of flowers, it is asked that memorials be made to your local SPCA (PO Box 2647, Pincher Creek, AB, T0K 1W0) or pet shelter.
The family would like to give special thanks to all of Lorne’s medical team, including the staff at both Pincher Creek Health Centre and Chinook Regional Hospital, for the excellent care that he received.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Snodgrass Funeral Homes