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MacLeod; Loran Thomas

Posted By Obits On June 25, 2021 @ 10:45 am In Obituaries | 54 Comments

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The family of Loran MacLeod are saddened to announce his sudden passing, Monday, April 26, 2021 in Queens General Hospital, Liverpool.
Born in Liverpool, he was a son of the late Eugene and Evelyn MacLeod of White Point.
Loran was a well known member of White Point, Hunts Point, Liverpool and surrounding communities with strong ties to White Point Golf Club. In his younger days, Loran was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and other activities. Loran excelled at golf and spent many hours on the course in White Point refining his game to include a shot from the tee on #8 across White Point Resort Road, a precise bounce off a rock and onto the green. He was also very proud of a hole in one achieved on hole #3. He worked at Bowater Mersey Paper Company Limited for many years and retired in 2008 to enjoy life in the MacLeod family home in White Point.
Loran leaves behind his sister Jean (Ken) of Lower Sackville; his two nephews and a niece as well as many cousins, other extended family and close friends.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Chandlers’ Funeral Home, Liverpool with a graveside memorial service to be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 17, 2021 in White Point Community Cemetery. No flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Society or to a charity of your choice. Online condolences may be made to www.chandlersfuneral.com
A special thank you is extended to Dr. Ernest and the staff of Queens General Hospital for their excellent care as well as the many friends who helped Loran in the past years.

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Condolence from Philip Broome on May 3rd, 2021 3:31 pm

So sorry to hear of Loran’s passing I remember him from our school days at Port Mouton Consolidated school, Condolences to all his family.

Condolence from Susan M MacLeod on May 3rd, 2021 5:36 pm

I am sorry to hear of Loren’s passing. My Sincere condolences to his family.

Susan MacLeod

Condolence from Walter Miller on May 3rd, 2021 7:07 pm

Jean and family, my sincere condolences to you .

Condolence from Anne Cameron on May 3rd, 2021 7:24 pm

I’ll miss my dear friend. So sorry for your loss Jean, and family.
Sincerely, Anne Cameron

Condolence from TJ Armstrong on May 3rd, 2021 8:10 pm

Rest easy Loran. I will miss you big guy.
“Tigger”

My sincere condolences to his family. I will remember him for his quick wit, his love for his friends, his love for golf (especially at White Point) and how important integrity was to him. I’ll always think of Bubba when I think of the quarter rang game at White Point. Lots of banter and laughter and the odd dark rumbo. Loran and his late buddy Reg are legends in my mind. I’ll miss him dearly.

TJ

Condolence from Shawna McDougall on May 3rd, 2021 8:52 pm

Dear Jean and Family,

I was so saddened to hear of Loran’s passing. I will always remember his hearty laugh and kindness. I expect he and my Dad are enjoying some great rounds of golf in Heaven.

My most sincere condolences.
Shawna McDougall

Condolence from Ted and Sherri Roy on May 3rd, 2021 9:00 pm

Ted and I would just like to say that we were friends of Loren’s for many years and always held a special place for him, as he was the best man at our wedding, fifty years ago. We were hoping to catch up with him in June, but I’m sure he’ll be there in our memories. Thinking of you, Ted and Sherri Roy

Condolence from Sandra Whynot on May 3rd, 2021 9:18 pm

I am very sorry to hear of Loran’s passing. He was a very dear friend to my Dad and my Mom.He and my dad spent many years golfing together. My deepest condolences to all of his family.

Condolence from David whynott of mersey point on May 3rd, 2021 11:12 pm

I am so sorry to hear of Loran’s passing. I’ve known loran for many years and always found him the same way polite,cooperative and fun guy to chat with.Loran will be thought of often and missed by those who knew him. Bless his family and friends at this sad time.

Condolence from Becky and Tim on May 4th, 2021 12:18 am

We are so saddened to hear of Loran’s passing. He was a very special friend. Although the years separated our friendship, he will always be remembered fondly. Rest in peace our friend.

Condolence from Philip& Holly Smith on May 4th, 2021 2:17 am

To family and friends of Loran MacLeod,
Please accept our deepest condolences on Loran’s passing. We had not seen him in quite a while, but with the pandemic that is becoming far too common. Whenever we did see him, Loran was always good for a little chat. Gone too soon…
Philip and Holly Smith

Condolence from Paul Goulden on May 4th, 2021 6:42 am

Sincere condolences to Loran’s family. I worked with Loran as a Caddy at Liverpool Golf and Country Club and as a Bellhop at White Point Beach Lodge in the 60’s. I remember Loran had a great sense of humour.

Condolence from Ronald & Sharon Verge on May 4th, 2021 7:11 am

We are sorry to hear of Loran,s passing,
Our Sincere condolences to all of his Family.

Condolence from Alan Fisher on May 4th, 2021 8:38 am

My sincere condolences I played many rounds of golf with Loran.

Condolence from Jim Peach on May 4th, 2021 8:57 am

I was a little shocked when I heard of Loran’s passing. I have known him since our grade 9 class. I worked closely with him when he looked after the tool room. We had some good laughs. My deepest condolences to all his family. I am sure that guy will be missed by all.

Condolence from Roger & Judith (Zwicker) Blais on May 4th, 2021 8:59 am

Dear Jean and Family,

We are so sorry to hear of Loran’s passing. Keep all those good memories close to your hearts to sustain you through this difficult time. Rest in Peace Loran.

Condolence from Helen Dudka Johnson on May 4th, 2021 9:21 am

So sorry to hear about Loran. I hadn’t seen Loran in years but four years ago, we got together, it was like talking to my long lost brother. Will always remember the MacLeod family, especially Loran.

Helen Dudka

Condolence from Jocelyn Broughm on May 4th, 2021 9:31 am

Our condolences to all of Loran’s Family.

Dave & Jocelyn Broughm

Condolence from Terry and Lorraine Dalby on May 4th, 2021 9:51 am

Unca bubba so sorry for your passing had many many good times
Rip

Condolence from Susan Linda Levy on May 4th, 2021 10:00 am

I haven’t seen Bubba in awhile but have some great memories. My sincere condolences to the family

Condolence from Rick Pottie on May 4th, 2021 10:51 am

Jean,Boyd and Family
Sue and were saddened to hear of Loran’s passing.
I’ve known Loran since we were very young playing golf. He became a very accomplished golfer who was great fun to play with and I and many others enjoyed his company.
Loran was a generous and accommodating person and there are many who will attest to that. He was a good guy and will be missed.
Loran: THANKS FOR THE GAME

Condolence from Dolores Doucette on May 4th, 2021 12:09 pm

He did ENJOY life. And he will be missed. So sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Tim McDonald on May 4th, 2021 12:28 pm

Dear Jean and family,

The last few years I visited Loran a few times and really appreciated his sense of humor, his interest in collecting old things (which we had in common) and found he was a very likeable guy. When I visited him a month and a half ago, even though he wasn’t doing the greatest he still had that same sense of humor. He was quick to tell me he didn’t want you worrying about him even though he knew you did. I know you have many wonderful memories that will certainly bring a smile. Just wanted you to know you are in my thoughts during this sad time.

Condolence from Murray and Donna Rolfe on May 4th, 2021 2:08 pm

Sorry to hear of Loran’s Passing.We had lot’s of laugh’s over the many years we’ve known each other.
Rest in Peace Unca Bubba!!

Condolence from Robert/ Marjorie MacGowan on May 4th, 2021 3:49 pm

Very sad to hear of Loran’s passing. Our sincere condolences to the family

Condolence from Jill Rafuse on May 4th, 2021 4:58 pm

So sorry for your loss. We have known Loran for decades and share his love for the White Point golf course. He will be well visited by friends playing the 5th.
Jill (Hemeon) and Bill Rafuse

Condolence from MERRILL BERRIMAN ( Sly ) on May 4th, 2021 5:15 pm

In the early 1970s Loran.Steven and I rented a large house in Brooklyn which I guess you would call it a boys club ,many many very good times were had and some forgotten.Those of us will remember sitting around the big round table.Loran,Fuzzy,myself,Bryl.Lyrch,Hippy,Feener,Mikker,Oscar and the Creeper.The times we had together will always be remembered by those of us left behind. Rest in peace old friend.

Condolence from Nanci Douglas on May 4th, 2021 5:18 pm

I am saddened to hear of Loran’s passing. One of life’s saddest moments is when you learn of the loss of a friend. For more than 50 years Loran has held a special place in my heart.
My sincere condolences to Jean and her family. Love is stronger than death as it cannot take away our memories!
Rest In Peace, Loran.

Condolence from Mike & Donna West on May 4th, 2021 5:34 pm

Jean and Family,

Sorry to hear of Loran’s passing. I had many good conversations and laughs with Loran over the years while working at Bowater.

Sincere condolences.
RIP Bubba

Condolence from Fred Giffin on May 4th, 2021 5:38 pm

Rest In Peace at a great golf course in heaven. Loran and I played a match one time that everything that could go wrong on the 17 th hole did just that. Together we relayed that story many times in the clubhouse with plenty of laughter. Bubba was everyone’s friend at the golf course.

Condolence from Marilyn Whynot on May 4th, 2021 5:55 pm

To Jean and Family sending my condolences to all on your loss.RIP Loran

Condolence from Arnold & Wilma ( Fisher) Nickerson on May 4th, 2021 7:52 pm

Our condolences to Jean & family. Sorry to learn of Loran’s passing. We always made a point to go visit Loran when in White Point area. Wonderful chats & good memories.

Condolence from Dave /Colette Kemshead on May 5th, 2021 11:18 am

Our condolences to the family.I will miss the phone call on my birthday, and calling Bubba on his.

Condolence from Roger Murlley on May 5th, 2021 3:12 pm

I was sorry to hear about the passing of Loran. Our thoughts are with the family.

Condolence from Bruce clattenburg on May 5th, 2021 5:53 pm

My condolences to the family Loran will be missed by alot treated all the workers at golf course with respect and we where all welcome to the Invitational party’s at his house .RIp buddy

Condolence from Ruth Anne Zwicker on May 5th, 2021 7:06 pm

The passing of a great guy and a wonderful friend to many. Rest In Peace Loran. Sending sincere condolences to the family. Take care.

Condolence from Doug and Carol Frellick on May 5th, 2021 7:38 pm

Sorry to hear of Loran’s passing,condolences to his family at this difficult time.

Condolence from wayne @patrica sunderland on May 5th, 2021 8:55 pm

sorry to hear of loran”s passing I too lost a brother yr. ago Easter wk. end it”s not easy hopefully time will ease your sorrow. he was a great guy to work with. his sense of feelings toward people was well recognised as you can see in the condolence.

Condolence from Brad Amirault on May 6th, 2021 7:44 am

Yes Loran, “thanks for the game” rest in peace dear friend. Please take care Jean(Sis), God bless.

Condolence from NELSON BOLAND on May 6th, 2021 12:14 pm

My condolences to Loran’s family. Bubba was a good guy. I worked with him at Stenpro and then later at Bowaters. We were friends since teenagers and partied hard together many times. He will be missed as an icon at the golf course. Let’s all have a black rum toddie in Loran’s honor, at the nineteenth hole !

Condolence from Bryan and Cheryl Theriau on May 6th, 2021 6:59 pm

So sorry to hear about Loran’s passing. Sending sincere condolences to his family and friends. May your memories warm your grieving heart.

Condolence from Lynnette Theriau on May 6th, 2021 7:01 pm

My condolences to Jean, Ken, and Family.

Loran will be missed by many people who came and went, or stayed in his life. He gave a piece of himself to each of us. I will never forget the good times.

Condolence from Donnie and Valerie on May 6th, 2021 8:06 pm

Our condolences to Loran’s family.
Deepest sympathy to all.
Valerie and Donald Inness

Condolence from Gary Rawding on May 6th, 2021 8:37 pm

Was saddened to hear of Loran’s passing we had many good times in our days.

Condolence from Kathryn Killam on May 7th, 2021 10:15 am

So sorry to hear of Loran’s passing. Our paths crossed many times during earlier years and I remember him as being very friendly, warm, funny and kind. Rest in peace Loran.

Condolence from Robert & Sally Fader(Wigglesworth) on May 7th, 2021 11:54 am

Jean:
Sorry to see that you have lost your brother, Jean. Sending sincere condolences to you and your family.

Condolence from Marion Croft on May 7th, 2021 12:28 pm

A name from the past. I do remember Loran from my days in Hunt’s Point. I spent a fair bit of time at the golf course where his mom worked. She was such a nice lady. Didn’t know Loran that well but still sad to read of his passing. Sympathies to all his family and friends.

Marion (Peter) Croft

Condolence from Linda & Dennis MacKinnon on May 8th, 2021 1:00 pm

So sorry to hear of Loran’s passing. He always had a laugh to share and loved golfing especially at White Point. He will be missed. RIP.

Condolence from Gyneth McDougall on May 8th, 2021 1:36 pm

I am so sorry to hear about Loran . He was a good friend of my late husband whom he played many rounds of golf with , winning trophies due to their excellence . May his soul rest in peace.

Condolence from Pam on May 9th, 2021 2:05 am

Dearest Jeannie, I am so sad after so many years that your brother an I got some really good conversation going an now he isn’t here for us to continue an I am so so sorry as I was looking forward to visit your moms home an Loren again as I promised him dairy treat ice creme. Heartache is apart of life an as much as it hurts , theres a always hope an faith to meet again. I pray he an my brother an your mom an dad an his nan were all there to take him home. . I pray god brings you the strength an courage to hold you going thru such pain.. I have never forgotten you an I just pray for you an your family . Hope to see you . My condolences my love an strong hugs..

Condolence from Judith Dudka Haggerty on May 14th, 2021 9:19 am

Jeanie and family, it has been awhile since I saw LORAN and please accept my condolences to you and your family. We stayed at the Vera Doggett house several times in the summer, when it was a rental, and last saw Loran there and really enjoyed seeing him. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. We were the same age. As kids in our six years spent in White Point, it has always been the best of memories for all of us Dudka’s, especially your family. Me and my husband live in Pictou if the world ever becomes normal again. You are welcome to drop in. Judith (Judy) Dudka Haggerty.

Condolence from Irving Whynot on June 25th, 2021 4:49 pm

Loran was a very nice man ,worked with him for years at Bowater .RIP

Condolence from ronald parnell on June 26th, 2021 7:19 am

sorry to hear of his passing he was a great guy

Condolence from Diane and Donald White on June 26th, 2021 9:42 am

So sorry to hear this , hadn’t seen Loran for a while but always enjoyed meeting up with him. Friends for years , Rest In Peace Sir !
Condolences to all

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