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Born: Jun 19, 1940

Date of Passing: Jul 21, 2017

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R. LORRAINE DALE June 19, 1940 - July 21, 2017 Peacefully with her children at her side, Lorraine passed away at the Riverview Health Centre after a courageous battle with cancer. Lorraine is survived and will be deeply missed by her daughter Janet, son Jeff (Meredith), daughter-in-law Kathy, grandchildren, Samantha (Harman), Nolan (Tia and daughter Mavis), Brendan, Liam, Morgann and Mallory, and great-grandson Robin. She will be lovingly remembered by her sisters, Marie (Dennis), Eleanor, Nellie (Roger) and Marion, as well as nieces and nephews, Donnamarie, David, Sarah, Jordan, Kirsten, Rachel, Jennifer and Meaghan. Lorraine will also be missed dearly by her countless friends. Lorraine is predeceased by her husband Darrel, daughter Kathryn, son James and sister-in-law Vivian. Lorraine graduated from St. James Collegiate in 1958. She went on to obtain her degree in nursing from the Grace Hospital in 1961. She moved to Swan River, Manitoba where she held various nursing positions. In 1981 Lorraine moved back to Winnipeg and worked as nursing night supervisor at Deer Lodge Centre until her retirement in 2005. Lorraine valued education and in 1990 obtained her Bachelor of Nursing. After retirement Lorraine went back to the University of Manitoba and completed a Bachelor degree in Textile Sciences in 2015. Lorraine loved to quilt, sew, knit and cross stitch. She was a talented seamstress who made several wedding and bridesmaid dresses and completed many intricate cross stitch masterpieces for family and friends. She was a voracious reader who filled her beautiful home library with books she loved as well as an avid doll collector. Lorraine also loved to travel with memorable trips to the Yukon, the East Coast, Jamaica and a once in a lifetime trip to Ireland with her sisters. Although Lorraine had many hobbies and interests, nothing was more dear to her than her family and friends. She made holidays and weekly dinners special and was happiest when surrounded by her loved ones. The family wishes to thank Dr. James Paul and the amazing staff at CancerCare Manitoba as well as special friend Ron Carlson who went above and beyond for Lorraine and her family. A celebration of Lorraine's life will take place on Thursday, August 3 at 11:00 a.m. at Crestview United Church, 316 Hamilton Avenue. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3E 0V9 or The Never Alone Foundation, 1700 Church Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R2X 3A2. Loving and kind in all her ways, Upright and just to the end of her days; Sincere and true, in her heart and mind, Beautiful memories, she left behind. NEIL BARDAL FUNERAL CENTRE 204-949-2200

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 29, 2017

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I will miss Lorraine terribly. She was my friend and mentor. I knew her from working at Deer Lodge and we affectionately referred to her as "Mother". She called a spade a spade and I always admired her straight forward approach to things. Her family was everything to her and she would always praise her kids and grandkids. We had so many laughs working the night shift. I will miss breakfast at the "A" and coffee and homemade cinnamon buns at her place. I know that I will never meet anyone like her. She was truly one of kind. My condolences to her family and other friends. - Posted by: Cathy Hansen (Friend) on: Aug 02, 2017

  • Lorraines sister-in-law Vivian McMahon was my cousin, a very close cousin. My parents thought of Vivian as another daughter. When Vivian was so sick with cancer Lorraine was always there for her. Whether visiting Vivian at Riverview, or even having Vivian living with her towards the end of Vivians life. I have always thought of Vivian more of a sister than a cousin. She was a tremendous help when my mom was dying of cancer. I know Lorraine and Vivian will have lots to catch up on when they meet again. Love and sympathies to Lorraines family. - Posted by: Paul and Sherry Sarna (cousin) on: Jul 31, 2017

  • Our sincere sympathy go out to the family. Thinking of all at this time. - Posted by: Rick and Ann Colgan (Cousins) on: Jul 31, 2017

  • No nonesense clear-thinker, direct and forthright -- all with a human kindness, a sense of humour. She probably saved me from life in an institution when she gave the emergency room triage nurses a scolding when they left me for 3 hours unconscious in a wheel chair after I had a hemorraeghic stroke, 7 years ago. She was a real sweetheart. I hope the family takes heart: nature has unfolded as it should . . . and so her discomfort and reduced state is over. - Posted by: Paul Huebert (Neighbour) on: Jul 31, 2017

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Neil Bardal Funeral Centre (Winnipeg)

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