DR. DAVID GORDON LORE
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DR. DAVID GORDON LORE March 22, 1943 - March 28, 2016 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Lore, peacefully at home. He was surrounded at death by his beloved pet dogs Russell, Becky and Liz. David will be remembered by his brothers Henry and Wesley Lore and Wayne Wong, as well as nephews Cameron, Jason and Kollin Lore. As a Veterinarian, his practice of 43 years in Scarborough will be missed by the many people who brought their pets for care in his clinic. He will be sadly missed by his loyal and long- serving assistants Peggy Krause and Jodie Logan. The family will receive relatives and friends at McEachnie Funeral Home, 28 Old Kingston Road, Pickering Village, Ajax, ON, Friday, April 8th, with viewing from 9-11 a.m., followed by a service at 11 a.m.


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Published in Toronto Star from Apr. 2 to Apr. 5, 2016.
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April 22, 2016
So sorry to hear of the passing of Dr Lore. He was an excellent vet who always gave his patients the best of care. He will be missed. Condolences to the family and friends.
Tom Novakoski
April 15, 2016
When I had to say goodbye to my first dog everyone there were just full of compassion. That is what Dr Lore was, just full of compassion.
Tim Halstead
April 12, 2016
Good bye Dr Lore. You always welcomed our cats, dogs and children into your office. Your respect and humour made appointments easy. With your compassion we were able to face difficult decisions. Your staff are amazing and clearly they enjoyed working with you.. We will miss you. You were part of our family.
Susan and Michael Hill
April 10, 2016
Condolences to the family, colleagues and friends of Dr. Lore
We are so sorry to hear of Dr. Lore's passing. He was a caring expert, passionate about the love and care of pets. We are grateful to have had Dr. Lore to care for our much-loved cats, Fozzie and Finnegan, and our dog, Coco, with equally dedicated care and assistance from Peggy and Jodi, sincere condolences on your loss. We honestly don't know what we will do without you. Please know how much we appreciate all you have done for us and our pet family. R.I.P. Dr. Lore. The world is a better place for your contributions as a person and a veterinarian.
John and Trina Howley-Budd
April 8, 2016
Today I paid my respects to my former employer.
"Dave you have many clients who will miss the care and compassion you had for their beloved pets and two employees who lost not only a boss but a friend. I wil forever remember you for giving me the dream I had to work in the veterinary profession and I say thank you. We didn't always see eye to eye but I did have great respect for you. The world lost a great caring and compassionate veterinarian but the beloved pets who have crossed and have yet to cross the Rainbow Bridge will be cared for with great love until reunited with their beloved owners."
RIP Dave
P.s. Don't feed Scully too much.
Karen, Jeff and Alex
Karen W
April 7, 2016
It was almost 30 years ago when I first met Dr. Lore, I had brought my little Dutch rabbit, Bugsy to see him. Bugsy had been my pet since my teenage years and now at 10 + years old he was no longer active and was eating poorly. I remember how kind Dr. Lore was explaining to me that my little friend had reached the end of his life. When Bugsy passed on Dr. Lore encouraged me to bring a little dog into my life. He said, "If I could have so much love for a little rabbit I needed to experience the love of a dog." In time I did just that and brought my new little puppy Willie to meet Dr.Lore, I remember how patient and kind Dr.Lore was with this first time "puppy Mom", answering my many questions and calming my fears. I had not had Willie very long when I noticed something was wrong with his eyes. They appeared to have a film covering them, fearing something was terribly wrong, I called Dr.Lore and he told me to bring Willie right over. That was the day I learned that dogs have a second eyelid that comes down when they are sleeping. Dr.Lore told me there was nothing wrong with my puppy other than needing his Mom to let him sleep. We had
some laughs over that. Willie loved Dr.Lore who cared for him for the next 16 years until the day, together we all said good bye. Dr.Lore has cared for all my animals through the years, and was a kind, compassionate friend. He will always have a special place in our hearts.
from the Bruce Family
April 7, 2016
Dr lore was a great man and a regular customer at shoppers, I will really miss him!
Tammy Robinson
April 7, 2016
My condolences at the passing of David. He is now with his mother and father. His mother was my second mother and my pre K teacher. His father was a med student who shared a room with his uncle at the same place where his mother worked. Both are dearly remembered. David reminds me so much of memories with his father and uncle.
Regret, due to surgery, I shall not be with you guys tomorrow physically. I shall be there in spirit and shall keep in touch.
BELL LEW
April 7, 2016
Jodie and I have worked for Cliffcrest Animal Clinic for many, many years, and not only was Dr. Lore our boss, he was our friend. Dr. Lore loved to laugh, to discuss politics, or give an in depth history lesson. He was an avid reader, and collector of many things. He was a compassionate veterinarian, who cared very much about his patients and clients, always trying to make every transition in their lives as smooth as possible.
We hope his transition is equally as smooth, knowing his beloved dogs, Liz, Russell, and Becky are well taken care of in their new loving homes.
Rest in peace Dr. Lore, the devoted staff at Cliffcrest Animal Clinic, Jodie and Peggy
April 6, 2016
We were so very sad to hear of the passing of Dr Lore. He,together with Peggy & Jodie, was a big part of our wonderful learning curve when we got our first dog Sullivan. Dr Lore was always so pleased to see us come in the door, and always had such a great connection with Sully, along with a real conviction to ensure that we always knew what was happening and understood the "medical imlications" of any abnormalities. His concern for our dog when he was sick and at the end of his life was extremely touching and so helpful to our family. When our next dog came along, Dr Lore took great pleasure in letting "his girl" play with Murphy whenever we were in. We often spent lots of extra time in the clinic chatting with Dr Lore, quickly realizing what a bright, interesting, well read, and gentle soul he was. We have all lost a great man. I do hope that he is now enjoying time with many of his furry friends who have gone before him. Rest in Peace Dr Lore, and thank you for all your gentle care,
Judi, Garry, & family
Judi Cummings-Innanen
April 6, 2016
David was a member in good standing with
the Toronto Revolver Club and will be mist treasurer
JOHN PARRO
April 6, 2016
We will remember Dr.Lore as a wonderful , caring downt to earth person . Thank you for taking care of our dogs for the last 20 years! We will miss you . R.I.P

Ciciretto family & Mr.T
Donna Ciciretto
April 5, 2016
Rembered with great respect, as our various cats vet for 30 plus years. Always had time for friendly conversations, both professional and personal at visits.
Mary-Lou Collins
April 5, 2016
A truly amazing vet, who was great with animals. I've known Dr. Lore for almost 30 years and he will be sadly and deeply missed.
Ashley, Charlie and Charlotte Kemp
April 5, 2016
It is with great sadness I write this post as Dr. Lore was a treasure. He was always there with compassion and humour whenever Kody, Ziggy or Roc and of course us when we needed him. He will be greatly missed by all. I'm sure Kody and Roc are getting treats and wagging their tails at seeing Dr. Lore once again...take care of each other!
Tracey Black
April 4, 2016
A wonderful man and Vet. He will be missed. God Bless. RIP
Renee Bruce
April 4, 2016
Such a dear man, he always took such great care of my Maggie and Abby over the years. No doubt may of his animal friends were there waiting to greet him. Thank you Dr. Lore.
Susan Dimitrakopoulos
April 4, 2016
As an employee of Dr Lore's over 30 years ago, I can tell you first hand that he was a compassionate and caring veterinarian as well as a family friend and gentle soul. He expected a high level of service for his clients because each one of his patients was as important as the next. I remained a client of Dr Lore's long after my employment during University as his knowledge and compassion was second to none. I will miss his laughter and sense of humour and my dogs will miss their visits with him , the staff and his crew of dogs...especially "Beckinstein!" Rest easy my friend and know that you will be truly missed.
Deb Henderson-Grech
April 3, 2016
We will remember Dr. Lore with great fondness, as he cared for all of our dogs for these past thirty years. He was gentle with our four legged family members as pups and in their final moments. Erin and Andrew Halstead (family)
Erin Bruce
April 3, 2016
AMAZING VET. WENT TO HIM AFTER HE FIRST OPENED . I LIVE IN BC NOW BUT ALWAYS DRIVE BY HIS CLINIC WHEN I VISIT HOME. SORRY FOR HIS PASSING. HIS FACE , SMILE, AND VALUE ARE STILL WITH ME. REGARDS, CHRIS IN BC
April 3, 2016
Words cannot express the loss of this caring and gentle man. Between Dr. Lore and his amazing staff just a year ago they saved our chow-chow who had suddenly become lame. Dr. Lore you were the one who brought her back from the brink and we can never forget that. The kind words to us and to our pets, you always stroked them and spoke to them and we always felt we could count on you to figure things out and you always took time to explain and break down the medical aspect and did not over whelm us. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for helping us when our Gump had to say good-bye. Now it's our turn to say good-bye, but never, ever, will we forget you!!!!
Cliff and Diane Shaddock(family)
April 3, 2016
Dr. Lore was a special person who was kind and gentle with both the pets and people. When we had to put Peppermint Patti to sleep in 2014 he was very touched by the passing of our beloved dog and comforted us on such a sad day. Dr Lore will be greatly missed.
Dayle and Sharon Cleveland
April 3, 2016
He was a great man and a great vet. He will be missed.
S.kirk scarborough
April 2, 2016
I will miss Dr. Lore for his wisdom and great advice. He and his staff always provided such wonderful care to all of my pets. It was an honour to have known him.
Eileen Jung
April 2, 2016
I will miss Dr. Lore and his great wisdom and advice. He and his staff always provided wonderful care to all of my pets. It was a honour to have known him.
Eileen Jung
April 2, 2016
He was a wonderful Dr. to our three dogs and we will never forget his kindness and gentleness with them and us, you will be sorely missed.
Lois & Bob Beckman
April 2, 2016
Dr. Lore was a fantastic vet and a great person. I started taking all my pets to see him when I was just 11 yrs old just after he opened the clinic. No other vet has been the same, the personal care was incredible. He will be missed.
Donna and Ray Carter
April 2, 2016
He was not only a veterinarian, he was a friend, comedian and a spirit that was full of only good for people and animals, he will be greatly missed...rip with your animals Dr. Lore
Frank and Corinne Galipo
April 2, 2016
I loved visiting Auntie Lil's home when Uncle George and Auntie Vi visited from Vancouver. It was a wonderful opportunity to visit with my mom's extended family (The Yeungs). As a little girl, I was afraid of David's BIG dogs, Auntie Lil and Auntie Vi were always quick to come to my rescue when the dogs came near me (and they liked me)! I remember seeing the dogs toothbrushes in the powder room and thinking, they are definitely members of the family. The best part of our visits was when David would take us down to his games' room. He would let us play on his pool table even though we really had no idea how to play and best of all, he let us play on his pinball machine. I can remember Al, Natalie, and I anxiously waiting for our turn to play, we never wanted to leave. As young children, David made our visits so much fun! I remember him as being quiet, but always enjoyable and funny to listen to when he engaged in conversation. I hope he knew how much fun we had when we visited with him!
Charlene Grant
April 2, 2016
Dr. Lore was a great vet and so good with all our dogs and cats. He had a great sense of humour tempered with his kind and gentle manner. He will be missed by everyone, especially all his furry friends.
Pat and Alex Ritchie
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