Schollar, Lorne

It is with deep regret we announce the passing of Lorne Bennett Schollar (1937-2010) in Yellowknife on Jan. 23, 2010.
Lorne was born in Craik, Sask. At the age of 18, he joined the RCMP and his first posting was in Selkirk, Man. on Aug. 21, 1957. From there, Lorne had postings in the Yukon, Grise Fiord, Newfoundland and points in between. While in Trepassey, Newfoundland, he met and married his wife Joan St. Croix and started a family. Lorne moved his wife and daughter Geraldine to Yellowknife in August, 1976. His son Dale was born a month later. This would be Lorne’s last posting with the RCMP. He retired from the force in 1982 with 27 years of service.
Following retirement, he continued to work for local companies such as Esso, Secure Check, Expedite North and Snowfield Resources doing barge work with his friend Dave Smith. Lorne was an avid hunter and hunting guide. He guided many seasons at Point Lake Lodge. He was also fond of his sheep hunting expeditions in Norman Wells. Lorne gave of his time to committees and organizations such as the NWT and Canadian Wildlife Federations, NWT Mining and Heritage Society, Dry Grad, Northern Addictions and Food Rescue. He was very active in matters concerning the City of Yellowknife. Lorne will be fondly remembered and sadly missed as he touched the hearts of everyone he met.