It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of Wesley Gilbert ‘Butch’ Thorne, age 79, on Friday, April 17, 2020 at Harbour View Hospital in Sydney Mines.
Born in Sydney on May 3, 1940, Wesley was the son of the late Gilbert and Majorie (King) Thorne.
Butch had a career in the Royal Canadian Navy. We thank you for your service. His retirement years were spent relaxing ‘Out on the Mira’.
Butch is survived by his wife, Linda (Lockhart) Thorne; children, Marlene and Darrell; stepchildren, Cindy and Laura; sister, Thelma Darrow as well as several grandchildren, cousins and nephews.
Besides his parents, Butch was predeceased by his stepdaughter, Tina and brother-in-law, Maurice ‘Dook’ Darrow.
As per Butch’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation or service.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
Please accept my condolences for your loss. I spent a lot of time with Butch when I was in the Navy. He taught me at the school when I took the Sea King training. While I was on course he used to try and teach me the finer points of racquetball during the lunch hours. I served with him at sea, in the Air Detachment, aboard the HMCS Algonquin.
I have many fond memories of times spent working together.
Again I am truly sorry for your loss.
From: Ed Adshead
A good man and a great cousin! God bless!
My sincere condolences to the family.
From: Cheryl and Timothy Morris
May you Rest In Peace cousin. Our sincerest condolences to Linda & sister Thelma. Doe & Gil
As a 40+ year veteran, I salute you and thank you for your life. Your service is inspirational.
Fair winds and calm seas.
To the Thorne family and Thelma thoughts and prayers are with you.
May you rest in peace Butch. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. God bless.
Our deepest condolences to Thelma and Butche’s family. Our thoughts and prayers to all of you.
Tim and Marilyn(MacLeod)Pasternak
My condolences to Thelma and the Thorne family. I remember well Butch growing up on Bay Street, two lots from my family home, and the fun we had on the adjoining field and brook.
A Naval Farewell “Fair Winds and Following Seas.”
Our deepest condolences go Out to Linda and Her Children and Grand children as well as Butch’s Sister Thelma. And Family. Thank You for Your service, Butch. RIP with Dook and Tina.
Our sincere condolences to Linda and Her Children and Grandchildren as well as Thelma and Her Family.Thank you for Your service, Butch. RIP with Dook and Tina.
My condolences to the family, worked for Butch in Sumerside, one of the mentors at the start of my career. Definite loss to our community
Thelma and Butch’s family: Sorry to hear of Butch’s passing, may your fond memories of him help you through this difficult time. Butch rest in peace.
I’ll miss you grampa butch. May u watch over us and momma Tina.