In 2013, in loving memory of their long-time employee Lorne Lind, the Canadian Tire Grande Prairie Store 344 established a student award memorial fund in Lorne’s name to go to a post-secondary student registered in the Automotive Service Technician program or the Heavy Equipment Technician program.
In 1988 Lorne joined the Canadian Tire family and that is where Lorne stayed employed for the next 25 years. Lorne treated every vehicle he touched like he himself owned it, often coming in on a day off to help a “stuck” customer or taking the time to come out and speak to the vehicles owner directly so they understood exactly what he was doing. It wasn’t uncommon for Lorne to be able to save a customer several hundreds of dollars in unnecessary repairs.
Lorne lived his life by some very simple and honest rules. Do what is right, do it to the best of your ability and treat others how you would like to be treated. Lorne believed in honesty and respect, which made him not only an exceptional employee but an exceptional man. Those who new Lorne well knew that he was one of the best at what he did and that you could always trust his work, his word and his friendship.
Although Lorne was a dedicated and caring employee his first love and first priority in life was always his family. His wife Nona, daughters Jordan and Mackenzie and grandson Kruz. Lorne also had a great passion for the outdoors including hunting, fishing and playing golf.
You can make a difference in our community – not only for today but forever. When you make a donation to the Lorne Lind Memorial Scholarship Fund, we invest that gift into a permanent endowment fund and the original gift is never spent. Earnings from your gift is distributed to a student award. Donations can be made online here – https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/59913 or by calling the Community Foundation at (780) 538-2820.