Lorna was predeceased by her parents Byron Morrison and Gladys McPhee, sisters Brenda, Lois, Marilyn, Gayle and Norma and brothers Wally, Robert and Bruce.
Lorna is survived by her beloved husband James E. Mercer, loving son Edward Bernard and his partner Lesley Ann Gairns, sisters Alma, Lynda (Bud) and Karen, brothers Richard, Donald and Wayne and step-children Cheryl (Allen), Donette (Allan), James (Jackie) and Jason. She will also be missed by her best friend Peggy Kemble (Howie Layton), Peggy’s daughter Bridgette (Tracy) Cook, their son Kelly, and step-grandchildren Jamie and Joshua. Lorna was Gramma Shorty to dear Cassandra.
Lorna was born in Glace Bay, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia. She moved to Toronto in early childhood. She worked in publishing most of her life, including Burns and McEachern, Home Publishing and Magna Playback.
The family would like to express great gratitude to the staff at Freeport Hospital Palliative Care Ward for the wonderful care that Lorna received there.
As per Lorna’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Please visit Lorna's obituary notice on Facebook.