THORBURN, Lori (nee Gioia)


Surrounded by her family after a courageous battle, our angel on earth has been taken away far too early.

Beloved wife of 39 years, Frank. Loving mother of Jason, Trevor and Jennifer Parr (Scott).

Treasured Gaga of Cole, Ethan, Chase, Luke, Eli and Nora.

Cherished daughter of Elsie and the late Richard Gioia.

Daughter in law of the late Buster and Kathleen Thorburn.

Beloved sister of the late Peter Gioia (Kathy), Rick Gioia (Jennifer) and Mike Gioia (Cheryl).

Precious niece of Angie and the late Tommy Ubriaco. Adored cousin of Connie Ubriaco, Sam Ubriaco (Shelley).

Dearest sister in law of Linda Pastushak (Jim), Mark Thorburn (Linda), Donnie Thorburn (Line) and Ray Thorburn (Grace).

Lori will be deeply missed by many nieces, nephews, family and friends. Lori will be forever missed by Sheri. She will be especially missed by her fur babies, Buddy, Chloe and Frankie.

Lori was the heart of her family and loved nothing more than to be surrounded by the love and laughter of her children and grandchildren. Her memory and strength will live on in the hearts of many.

Family and friends are invited to O’Sullivan Funeral Home and Cremation Centre (215 St. James St, 705-759-8456) for a Memorial Service on Thursday May 17, 2018 from 11 – 1 p.m. with a service to follow in the chapel at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to ARCH or the Sault Ste. Marie Humane Society.

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