Lorne Wallace Obituary, Death – He went away in a calm and serene manner on Saturday, May 20 at 1:43 p.m., and it is with immense anguish, profound sadness, and shock that I deliver you this news. This was not at all what I had anticipated. In spite of the fact that the stem cell transplant was successful, he has been suffering with an uncontrollable fungal pneumonia for the past two weeks. Up until this past Wednesday, we believed that he was making positive headway, but on Thursday afternoon, he took a dramatic turn for the worst, and by the following day, his organs were no longer able to keep him alive.
Over the course of the previous 11 days, he had been drugged and placed on a ventilator. During the previous two days, he spent most of his time surrounded by members of his immediate family, including his five children, his mother and father, his two sisters, his nieces, and me, his wife.He went away fully aware of how much we treasured his presence in our lives and how profoundly we felt affection for him. He served as our foundation. He was the person I shared my life with. It is impossible to put into words how much of an impact he has had on our lives.
He was a figure of renown. A much-loved son, brother, friend, husband, father, uncle, nephew, Papa, father/son/brother-in-law, teacher, employer, business colleague, mentor, force of nature, visionary, farmer, sports enthusiast, a walking dictionary, camp councillor, philanthropist, collector, traveler, community leader, and planner; and most importantly, my soul mate.
Everyone here is in incomprehensible shock and disbelief. He had a zeal for living. He cherished the life we led.