GRIFFETH- (Richard) Lorne. November 10, 2017 at the age of 69, we lost an incredible man, (Richard) Lorne Craig Griffeth. Lorne's generosity, compassion, charisma, humour, drive, entrepreneurial spirit and love for his family were evident throughout his life. Lorne spent many days on the golf course, relaxing at the cabin, travelling, in business ventures and was always surrounded by family and friends. He tackled life with a work hard, play hard motto! Lorne's life began in Moose Jaw on August 19, 1948. He graduated from Mossbank High School and moved to Toronto to take Electrical Engineering. He eventually settled in Yorkton where he worked for Swinging Sam's Music store. This ignited his passion for business so he bought the store which became his first of many retail enterprises including: Phase II, Top Forty Franchise, Caesar Salad Kitchen Boutique and Karmen's. It was in Yorkton that he met his first wife, Karmen and raised their two children, Kurtis and Lori. In 1995, he opened and managed Pockets Sports Bar until his retirement in 2010. During his days at Pockets Lorne met and married Tammy (Bown). They shared an incredible friendship and spent their years creating moments filled with music, travel, laughter and love. Lorne, best known as Griff by his buddies, loved to have a good time and always ensured people around him were well taken care of. His favourite place on earth was his cabin at Madge Lake. He was most often found on the deck with his tunes playing, enjoying the outdoors and welcoming anyone who stopped by for a visit. He loved to spend time with the grandchildren, taking them for rides in his convertible sports car and would do anything to get a smile. Lorne was also a talented self-taught cook who loved to share this gift with others. Lorne was predeceased by his father, William Griffeth (1973), his mother, Daisy Griffeth (1984), his brother, Bill Griffeth (2002) and his brother-in-law, Gene Stusek (1994). Lorne is survived and will be greatly missed by his wife, Tammy; son, Kurtis (Cara) and their children, Lyric and Beckham; daughter, Lori (Dwayne) Daelick and their children, Cambri and Jett, his sister, Cheryl (Lyle) Wilkinson, his brother, Ray (Ardell), his mother in-law, Carol Bown and his brother-in-law Scott (Cherie) Bown as well as many nieces and nephews. Lorne's children leave these final words…Dad, we will smile for the years and the lessons you gave to us. We will work hard and play hard, never letting excuses get in the way of our success. We will 'show up in life' in a way that will bring you pride and peace. Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words, and missed beyond measure. The family would like to thank Dr. Pasad, Dr. Rao, Dr. Groenwald and Dr. Swan as well as the nursing staff at the Regina General Hospital, Yorkton Regional Health Centre and Jowsey House Palliative Care for their quality care during the past two and a half months. The immediate family is holding an intimate gathering in November, followed by a Celebration of Life which will be held at Madge Lake this summer. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to Canadian Diabetes Association. Friends so wishing may forward their condolences to the family by visiting www.christiesfuneralhome.com. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Christie's Funeral Home & Crematorium, Yorkton, Saskatchewan.
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