CWO Lorne Boulter, CD (Ret’d)
We regret to advise of the death of Chief Warrant Officer Lorne Boulter, CD (Ret’d) in Fredericton NB on 9 April 2021 at age 67.
Lorne was born in Pictou NS and served a full military career of 26 years with the Communication and Electronics Branch as Signaller (Radio Operator) before he retired from the Canadian Forces at the rank of Chief Warrant Officer. For his second career, Lorne joined the Public Service in April 1999 as the Information Systems Officer at the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering. He was responsible for the operation and maintenance of CFSME’s computers and peripherals and contributed greatly to the school’s increased capability of its computer support systems during a very formative period.
Lorne also represented CFSME on the Canadian Forces Vulnerability Assessment Team in inspections of Canadian Forces Station Alert NU and CFS St John's NL, Canadian forces Base Moose Jaw SK and CFB Borden ON, as well as the National Defence Headquarters Carling Campus in Ottawa, in preparation for the move of NDHQ. Other highlights during Lorne's career at CFSME include his participation in the planning and execution of the Military Engineers 100th birthday in 2003 where he led in the design, construction and operation of "Sapper's Loft," the main venue for the event.
For his service with CFSME, Lorne was awarded the Commandant’s Commendation, the CHIMO award and was honoured by being recognized as a Pukka Sapper. Lorne retired in 2019 and resided in Oromocto.
Lorne was an organizer and advocate for curling. He was responsible for resurrecting the Atlantic Beaverspiel, an activity that continues to this day and is the envy of other events at the Gage Golf and Curling Club. He was awarded the Combat Training Centre Commander’s Commendation in recognition of his lifelong dedication and conspicuous service to the Gage Golf and Curling Club.
A celebration of life will be held as soon as restrictions allow. In Lorne’s spirit of giving, any memorial contributions can be made to Hospice Fredericton. Online condolences can be sent to the funeral home.