Born in Zone Township, son of the late Hiram and Olive (Marsh) McDowell. He will be sadly missed by son Mike McDowell; daughters Lauren McDowell, Paula Kerr (Bryon); grandchildren Chetasia (Mackenzie), Caitlin, Brooke and Chloe and great grandchildren Evelynn, Jace and Lydia. Lorne farmed for much of his life in Zone Township and also worked at Sunnen/Guspro in Chatham for many years, retiring in 1996. In his spare time, Lorne enjoyed restoring and showing his collection of rare Allis Chalmers tractors and was a founding member of the Allis Chalmers Club of Ontario.
A private funeral service will be held. Interment in Mayhew-Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Thamesville. If desired, donations may be made by cheque to the Heart & Stroke Foundation. Online donations and condolences may be left at www.badderfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to John C. Badder Funeral Home, Thamesville.