Lorna M. Lozon

09/01/1926 - 07/02/2021

Obituary For Lorna M. Lozon

Lorna Marjorie (Booker) Lozon entered into eternal rest July 2, 2021, two months shy of her 95th birthday.

Born to Russell and Mary (Whaley) Booker on September 1, 1926, Lorna lived most of her life in the Union-Port Stanley area, blessed with life-long friendships and rewarding work. Older sister Mary (Burke) Fishleigh and younger brother Joe were much-loved and respected companions on her journey.

Lorna attended St. Thomas Collegiate Institute, and set her sights on her mother’s profession, teaching, completing studies at the London Normal School. She began her career in Becher, Ontario, outside of Wallaceburg, teaching in a one-room schoolhouse. While there, she met the love of her life, William A. Lozon. She taught in Yarmouth Township including Seminary School on the Sparta Line, and Littlewood (in north Yarmouth), and completed her career at Port Stanley Public School, first in the original schoolhouse at the bottom of the hill, and then in the new facility by the arena. She loved her students and continually sought ways to serve and support them. She retired in 1985.

Lorna and Bill married in 1950 and settled in Union, soon welcoming son Jeff and daughter Mary Joan. They welcomed daughter-in-law Donna Doherty in 1976 and son-in-law Roger Hahn in 1978 to the family, and were delighted with grandchildren who followed – Alicia and Nadine Lozon, and Ian and Lauren (her namesake) Hahn. Lorna was the proud grandmother-in-law of Vincent de Lapeyre and Kelvin Journal, and the loving great-grandmother of Victoria, Mateo, Thomas, Lucas, and Rosie. She was a beloved aunt to numerous nieces and nephews, and friends and neighbors also will mourn her passing.

Throughout her life Lorna enjoyed many hobbies. She was accomplished at needlework and loved to knit, crochet, embroider, smock and tat. She was an avid reader. Lorna was also a talented cook, particularly renowned for her chicken and dumplings, and peach custard pie. Lorna and Bill enjoyed several extended car trips and excursions around Canada and the U.S. Gatherings with family and friends were the center of their lives.

Following Bill’s death in 1988 Lorna continued travels with friends and family – visiting Spain/Morocco, Arizona, Hawaii, Edmonton and Spokane, Washington. She enjoyed the fellowship of service as a member of the Oddfellows and Rebekah’s Lodge in Port Stanley. She co-founded The Lakeshore Ripples chapter of the Red Hat Society after moving to the Kettle Creek Villa in 2004. She became a prolific poet, composing odes and verses regularly. She was a lifelong member of Union United Church.

Following a 90th birthday celebration, Lorna moved to Oakville to be closer to family, first residing at the Chartwell Retirement Center, then to Northridge Long-Term Care Center, where skilled nursing care supported her final years.

Lorna will be interred in the Union Cemetery next to her husband, with funeral service at Williams Funeral Home, 45 Elgin St., St. Thomas on Wednesday, July 21st at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations of remembrance may be made to Union United Church.

Donation Link: http://uuc.gillard.ca/

Guest Book

Condolences to the family. Frank Fishleigh Jr, and I when in Ontario, would visit her with Grandpa Frank Sr, and her sister, Grandma Mary. She always treated us with dignity and her home baking. Best to all in your time of loss. Joan and Frank Fishleigh Jr., Mission BC

- Joan V Fishleigh

Lorna was a wonderful women in all the communities she was involved in. She put effort into all her endeavors. Her ability to be flexible was maybe not seen by everyone, but with the all the changes she saw in her lifetime her positive attitude severed her well. We will miss our visits of tea, lemon loaf and great discussions. Richard and Heather Greenfield

- H.Greenfield

Grandma Lozon - the name alone says it all. Always so kind and loving to our three girls. They were lucky indeed to call her "Grandma"! And yes, her gorgeous needlework pieces which are still among our most treasured possessions: A beautiful knit in repair to a favorite sweater which had fallen into the clutches of a new puppy, when a third child joined the family here came the Christmas stocking expertly knitted to match the rest complete with Santa and beautifully monogramed. Our most special ornaments are of her creation and spark many fond remembrances as we decorate our tree which they will continue to grace year after year. Sharing in one of her peach pies was simply the best gathering imaginable. One of my sweetest memories is one of time together when she was visiting Spokane and Mary Joan and I took her and my mom to Arbor Crest Winery for a picnic on a picture perfect day. Grandma Lozon will continue to be with us in her handiwork and many joyful memories. Our heartfelt love to Mary Joan, Jeff and the entire family. Tracey & Jim

- Tracey Allers

Mrs Lauzon was my third grade teacher. A tough teacher who took her role as a mentor and educator very seriously. I recall her as a no nonsense in the classroom lady! My own father had Mrs Lauzon as well at the Yarmouth school where he gave that poor woman a run for her money. He always retold stories of the mischief he got up to in class. Upon one of these occasions he was to receive the paddle from Mrs Lauzon. As he bent over her knee he reached up and pulled her beaded necklace off and beads rolled all over the floor. To extract her punishment she had him miss several recesses to sit indoors and restring that necklace. I am sorry for the family's loss and hope that Mrs. Lauzon will again pick up her chalk in that great classroom in the sky. Pray God she doesn't have my father as a student!DD

- Sherri Steip

a wonderful teacher always in our hearts and memories god speed to family and friends

- kelly remus