Caborn, Lorne “Keith”

Caborn, Lorne “Keith” – Age 64, Meaghers Grant. It is with loving memory and great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Lorne Keith Caborn on April 29, 2015 in Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital, Middle Musquodoboit, with family at his side. Born in Kingston, Ont., he was a son of Rose (Sleight) Caborn and the late Elmer Caborn. Keith’s teaching career spanned over 32 years, beginning in St. Peter’s and later moving to Musquodoboit Rural High School, Sackville High School, and Eastern Shore District High School. One of his great passions was coaching basketball, and he did so at the junior and senior levels for both boys and girls. He had a talented creative flare for acting, writing, and performing. His family loved to listen to him play his guitar and sing. Keith enjoyed building and renovating things, especially his cottage in Pictou. After retiring, he attended NSCC Stellarton Campus to learn cabinetry, putting his acquired skills to good use. He also enjoyed family poker games, winning at scrabble, and curling, most recently at the Bluenose Curling Club. As golf was one of his greatest passions (even getting a hole in one) and because he enjoyed the early morning hours, he worked the past few years at River Oaks Golf Course as part of the grounds crew, carefully mowing the very greens he loved to play on. Keith had an amazing positive outlook on life and left a lasting impression on those who knew him. We will all miss his great sense of humour and sharp wit.

Surviving are his wife, Gloria (Pratt); son, Lorne; daughter Kelly (Cecil Sampson); grandchildren, Damian, Gauge, Makyla; siblings, Linda (Jim Mitchell), Roy, Calvin (Jing-Mei), Kathy (Robert Bruce), several nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Lillian Pratt; sister-in-law, Dorothy Matthews (Glen); brother-in-law, Joel Pratt (Susan). He was predeceased by sister, Mary; son, James in infancy.

Cremation has taken place. Visitation will be Monday from 6-8 p.m. in St. James United Church, 4217 Highway 357, Meaghers Grant. Rev. Dr. Linda Yates will preside at a Celebration of Life service on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Meaghers Grant Community Hall, 4413 Hwy. 357. A reception will follow the service. Family flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to St. James United Church or Meaghers Grant Community Hall Association (both c/o Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Box 45, Upper Musquodoboit B0N 2M0), or a charity of choice.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Barry Giffin, the wonderful nurses and the entire staff of Musquodoboit Valley Memorial Hospital for their outstanding care of Keith and our family. You will be forever in our hearts. Special thanks to Rev. Dr. Linda Yates for her leadership, spiritual care, and kindness; and to the entire community for your unwavering support and kindness.

Arrangements are under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit.

We’ll meet again, our cherished husband, dad, grandpa, brother, friend and uncle, “Special K”.