Lorne Gleeson was the patriach of the Gleeson family of Fort William.
Lorne Gleeson and wife Zip had five children in Fort William:
- Dr. Gary Michael Gleeson (1935 - 2003) obituary . First married Rhodella (3 children), then they divorced and she moved back to Fort William. He stayed in Toronto and remarried to Mila (no issue).
- Dan, who married Marissa
- Rod, who married Ione
- Fay, who married Robert "Rob" "Robbie" Steadwell 
- Bryer, who married Sig Wanecki
- Jean Jones-Arthurs
These children formed "The Five Gleesons" acrobatic troupe. It appears there are six siblings, so presumably one was not part of the troupe, but it's not clear which one.
Gary, Dan, and Rod all became chiropractors, and Dan and Rod stayed in Thunder Bay.