Benjamin (Cecil) Thorne, retired fish plant worker and beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully in his 94th year on Saturday, February 4th at the Notre Dame Bay Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.
Cecil leaves to mourn with loving memories and is survived by his wife of 65 years, Nina Thorne (née Greenham); his children, Cordella (Clarence) Gillard, Randy (Kelly) Thorne, Danny (Brenda) Thorne, and Carla Thorne Mitchell; his grandchildren, Pamela (Cory) Hynes, Travis (Shelley) Gillard, Crystal (Geoff) Duggan, Nick (Christa), Josh, Alex (Hugh), and Brittany; his great-grandchildren, Abigail, Jesse, Jacob, Ryan, Kyle, Summer, and Logan; and his siblings, Madeline (Albert) Smith, Margaret (Keith) Choate, Ted (Rhoda) Thorne, and Alfred (Lillian) Thorne.
He is predeceased by his father, Wilson Thorne; his mother, Bertha Thorne (née Warren); his stepmother, Elizabeth Thorne (née Newhook); his siblings, Adella (Thomas) Freer, Arthur (Edith) Thorne, and Ernest.
Cecil was born in Chapel Arm, Trinity Bay on September 29, 1928. He worked in Stephenville at the Army Base refueling airplanes, later, he went on to drive for North American Van Lines as a long-haul trucker. Following this, he moved to Twillingate with his wife and children to be closer to Nina’s family, where he worked at the local Fish Plant until retirement.
Cecil was a devoted and loving husband and father who spent his life caring and providing for the needs of his family. He enjoyed trout fishing, taking walks, driving his car, and cutting firewood. He also loved playing bingo, scratch tickets, find-a-word books, board games, watching action movies, as well as a good game of poker with family. He was a religious man who attended his beloved Anglican church until he was no longer able to in his later years.
He will be sadly and deeply missed by all of his family and friends. His memory will live on in our hearts forever.
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We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at ISLES FUNERAL HOME LTD.