After a short but hard fought battle with cancer, Mr. Lorne William Kalesnikoff died peacefully in Kelowna General Hospital on December 12, 2014 at the age of 29.
Lorne was born on February 11, 1985 in Nelson, BC to Peter and Valerie Kalesnikoff. He graduated from Stanley Humphries Secondary School in 2003. He proceeded to work for Kalesnikoff Lumber and received his red seal for Heavy Duty Mechanic in 2009. That same year, he started dating Ashleigh Koochin.
Lorne is survived by his father and step-mother, Peter and Karen Kalesnikoff; his brother and sister-in-law, Ryan Kalesnikoff and Krissy Bublitz; his fiancé, Ashleigh Koochin; Deda, Walter Lebedoff; Baba and Deda, Mike and Judy Kalesnikoff, as well as many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Lorne is predeceased by his mother Valerie Kalesnikoff, and Baba Gertie Lebedoff.
Funeral services took place on December 20, 2014 at the Brilliant Culture Center followed by the burial in the Brilliant cemetery.
In lieu of flowers and condolences, a donation to the Crohn’s and Colitis Society of Canada in Lorne’s name would be greatly appreciated.