Blaine (Leon) Thorne, 73, passed away at the Moncton City Hospital on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 with his family by his side, after a brief illness. Born in Petitcodiac, he was the son of the late Leo and Freda (Corey) Thorne.
Blaine will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Sandra (Maxwell) of 53 years; daughter, Krista Woodman (Mike) of Havelock; son Kent (Lisa) of Pine Glen; four grandchildren, Ashton Thorne of Montreal, Riley Woodman (Ashton), Brendon Woodman both of Havelock and Blake Mannett of Pine Glen. Blaine is also survived by two brothers, Bernard (Donna) of Acton, ON and Bob (Linda) of Havelock; sister, Berneta of Ottawa, ON; and several nieces and nephews; and extended family.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his sister, Barbara Caines-Thorne.
Blaine was a truck driver all his life and owned his own company since 1981. He was a member of the Conservative Party and held the office of President of KingsCo Transport. Along with his love of trucking was his love for his family. He was very outgoing, friendly, well-liked and respected in the community.
Special thanks to Dr. Maude Landry, staff of 4200, Dr. Sheldon Rubin Oncology Clinic and ICU for their care and compassion.
Resting at Salisbury Funeral Home (372-4800) where family and friends are invited to celebrate Blaine's life during visitation on Saturday, June 29, 2019 from 2 - 5 pm. There will be no formal funeral service by request. Interment in Fairhaven Memorial Gardens at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Friends of the Moncton Hospital Oncology Unit.