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Born: Feb 24, 1921

Date of Passing: May 23, 2022

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February 24, 1921 – May 23, 2022

We are heartbroken to announce the passing of our beloved matriarch, Lorraine Marlene Thompson on May 23, 2022, 101 years young, in Oakville, Ontario. We are also deeply grateful for the life she lived, and for all that she gave us.
Lorraine is survived by her children, Marlene (Tony) Bogert of Toronto, Dorothy (Bill) Willson of Burlington, John (Karen Fraser) Thompson of Toronto, and Laurie Ann Thompson of Winnipeg; grandchildren, Richard (Samantha Swift) Pone, Andris Pone, and Ashley Thompson; great-grandchildren, Elena Pone, Juliet Pone, Zarah Pone, Maddie Rowe and Ellie Rowe; brother Bill Dutton; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins.
Lorraine was predeceased by her husband, the Honourable John W. M. Thompson, parents, Bill and Dolly Dutton, sister Bernice Daniels Wright, sister-in-law Donna Dutton, brothers-in-law Fred Daniels and Howard Wright and niece Fredelle Daniels.
Please think of Mom as you are planting your clematis, hollyhock, irises and gladiolas, her favourite garden flowers. In lieu of flowers, you may wish to donate to Special Olympics, Canadian Down Syndrome Society, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Alzheimer Society of Canada, or a charity of choice.
There will be a service for Lorraine later this year in Virden. Interment will follow in Elkhorn.
This obituary may also be viewed at the Smith's Funeral Home, Burlington, website.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 28, 2022

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • I am so sorry to learn of Lorraine's passing. She was such a great person to visit with and such a wealth of information. I got to know her better when she starting to down size her sentimental keep sakes and was so happy that she gave them to our 1912 pioneer house at the Elkhorn Museum. Her wedding dress is displayed by the organ in what I refer to is our music room. As well as her lovely hat. The ladies dresses hang up stairs in the parents bed room. I enjoyed meeting your family that came out with her and greatly appreciate all the interesting family history. My husbands Great Great Aunt and her husband bought the Thompson house when they retired to Elkhorn. It was a beautiful home at that time . Aunt Doris lived very contented their with her cats till she was 101 and then moved to the lodge .She insisted that her cats moved with her or else she wouldn't move. She won!! That house must have had some magic in it , as I am sure your Mother was just as determined to live life on her terms. What a wonderful legacy and memories of our loved ones. Thinking of your family and take comfort from all the years she lived and shared such good memories. Sincerest sympathy Lillian - Posted by: Lillian Jackson (friend from Elkhorn MB) on: Jun 15, 2022

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