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It is with great sadness that the family of the late WILLIAM BERT THORNE of Fortune announces his passing at the Dr. S. Beckley Health Centre in Grand Bank on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at the age of 78.  Leaving to mourn with fond and loving memories are wife Elizabeth of 56 years; sons, Calvin (Marlene) of Fortune, Bruce (Pamela) of Fortune, William (Holly) of St. John’s; daughters, Isabelle Isaacs (James) of Lord’s Cove, Janet Herridge (Doug) of Grand Bank, Kelly Thorne (Paul Monster) of Fortune, Cindy Hillier (Ambrose) of Fortune, Vicky Felix (Bill) of Grand Prairie, AB, Heather Hillier (Ryan) of Fortune; sisters, Hilda Hillier (Lloyd), Phylis Isaacs (Herb); brothers, James (Sharon Piercey), Robert, Gerald (Audrey), Kelvin (Gloria); sister-in-law, Rita Thorne; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; plus a large circle of extended family and friends. He was predeceased by his parents, James & Jessie Thorne; daughter, Janet Thorne; grandson, Jimmy Isaacs; brother, Raymond Thorne; sister, Mary Keeping; parents-in-law, John & Nina Myles; brothers-in-law, Frank Myles, Jack Keeping; sister-in-law, Betty Thorne.

The Thorne Family will be accepting visitors at Wiseman’s Funeral Home in Fortune on Thursday, February 21st from 2:00pm to 4:00pm and 7:00pm to 9:00pm and on Friday, February 22nd from 10:00am to 12:00pm, 2:00pm to 4:00pm & 7:00pm to 9:00pm. Funeral Service will be held at the Fortune Salvation Army Church on Saturday, February 23rd at 2:00pm. Interment to follow at the Salvation Army Cemetery, Fortune.

 In William’s memory, donations may be made to the family or flowers gratefully accepted. 

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the care of Wiseman’s Funeral Homes – Fortune.
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Service Date
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Service Time
Service Location
The Salvation Army, Fortune

Thur, Feb 21st from 2:00pm to 4:00pm & 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Visitation Time
Fri, Feb 22nd from 10:00am to 12:00pm, 2:00pm to 4:00pm, 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Visitation Location
Wiseman's Funeral Homes, Fortune

Burial Date
Feb 23, 2019
Burial Time
Burial Location
The Salvation Army Cemetery, Fortune

Requested Charity
The Family