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Date of Passing: Mar 10, 2023

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Our Mom and Grandma, Lorane Steiman, passed away March 10, 2023, after 88 years of life.
She was born in Foley, Manitoba to Peter and Frances Susky, the children of poor Polish immigrants. The family didn't have much in those days; no running water, no bathroom .... but they had each other. Lorane's passing will be mourned by her younger sister Janet Shore in Ajax, Ontario and by her younger brother David Susky in Winnipeg.
Lorane had a happy childhood in and around Foley, Sandy Hook, Winnipeg Beach and Gimli. She played with her dog Sandy, caught frogs, hunted rabbits with Dad, climbed trees and made makeshift sleds for Winter sliding. Mom's high school years were spent in Gimli where she enjoyed history, Latin and literature. She liked to borrow books from the library. After graduating from high school she took a job as a telephone operator in Gimli and would go on to nursing school in Winnipeg.
Lorane met our dad, Curtis Steiman, at an accountants-nursing dance at the Club Morocco in 1957. They would marry in 1959 and are now both survived by daughters, Rebecca Ehnes (James) and Pam Steiman De Visser (Ross) and sons, Andrew Steiman (Nancy) and Mark Steiman (Tannis). Mom loved her family and has been blessed with grandchildren, Nathaniel, David, Hannah, Faye, Benjamin, Kate, Maxwell, Miya and Jack. Also great-grandchild Brady Ehnes. Mom and Dad were married for 58 years before his passing in 2017.
Mom was a gracious hostess and served thousands of meals over her lifetime. Gatherings of family, and extended family all enjoyed Mom's cooking. Curtis was prospering in his career in real estate development and he was always bringing home colleagues for a bite. I was amazed as Mom always seemed to rise to the occasion. About 10 years ago she quit cooking and I can't say I blame her.
Curtis and Lorane were blessed to travel a lot in their lives with friends. They visited parts of North and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. They enjoyed spending Summers at Lake of the Woods in NW Ontario; swimming, boating and more time with friends and family. Mom also liked dancing and playing cards. She was a smart woman but you had to put forth an effort to get to know her. Mom was happiest planting flowers, shrubs and trees, tending to them and watching them grow. Thank-you Mom for taking care of Dad and us kids for your whole life. This was not an easy job. Thank you for being there for Dad through his last two difficult years.
A funeral will be held at St. Margarets Anglican Church, 160 Ethelbert Street in Winnipeg at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 15 with burial at the Lake of the Woods Cemetery Wednesday afternoon. Photo tribute on line at Ethical Death Care.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 11, 2023

Condolences & Memories (5 entries)

  • So sorry to hear about my cousin Lorane We were best buddies growing up in Foley. She was a sweet, gentle person, and I will miss her - Posted by: Raymond Wolchuk (Couisin) on: Mar 13, 2023

  • The memories are many but one particularly sticks in my mind. Rebecca and I attempting to make fudge in the kitchen. The only thing we accomplished was a huge mess and no fudge. There are so many more fun at the cottage, Christmases prior to moving to Toronto. Lifetime of happy memories. Rebecca, Mark, Pam and Andrew my thoughts and prayers are with. I'm truly sorry for your loss. Love Karen - Posted by: Karen Nolan (Niece ) on: Mar 12, 2023

  • Lorane and Curtis were always so much fun at our square dance club! It was an honour to know them both! Their dance may be over, but their melody will always go on! - Posted by: Garry and Dorothy Reid (Square Dance Friends) on: Mar 11, 2023

  • Words cannot express my gratitude to Lorane and her family for their kindness and generosity over the past fifty years. She was a loving and gentle teacher of what it means to be a wife, a mother, a sister-in law, and an aunt. My deepest condolences to all her family on her passing. Love Auntie Laura - Posted by: Laura Leah Steiman Shofley (Family Friend) on: Mar 11, 2023

  • My sincerest sympathies to the family. May she rest in peace. - Posted by: Olia Susky (Aunt) on: Mar 11, 2023

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