After being diagnosed with lung cancer in 2019, Lorten passed away at home on October 24, 2021 at 86 years of age. He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Doris, son Doug (Kim) Waddell, daughter Raelene Purdy, granddaughters Amanda, Crystal and Grace & great-granddaughter Valen.
Lorten was a successful salesman during his career with Kraft General Foods. He & Doris retired early and spent years travelling. Saskatchewan winters found them in Texas or Arizona while summers were spent in Northern Saskatchewan at Hackett Lake camping & fishing. After his first round with cancer in 2002, Lorten devoted the next 10 years as a volunteer driver for the Saskatoon Cancer Centre. He leaves behind a legacy of kindness and humor. Lorten always had a joke to tell and a smile on his face. He was always willing to lend a hand to anyone in need. For his family, he went above and beyond many times.
At Lorten’s request there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the organization of your choice. Please help us celebrate a life well lived by reaching out and helping where you can, do a kind deed or tell a silly joke to make someone smile.