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Wesley Gilbert (Butch) Thorne


RCN / C.A.F. (Air)


Born: 03 May 1940, Sydney, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia


Died: 17 Apr 2020, Sydney Mines, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia


THORNE, Wesley Gilbert (Butch) - 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.



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