Lorraine passed away peacefully surrounded by love, peace and her family, on December 30, 2016, in Abbotsford, B.C. Beloved mother of Tony (Debbie McMahon), Terry (Sylvie Bourget) and Lynda (Jerry Vanc), she will be missed by them and her cherished grand-children, Jessika, Vanessa and Sasä; her sister, Louise Downing, her brother-in-law, Les Downing, her sisters-in-law, Annette and Dale Van Loo; and many wonderful nephews, nieces and friends.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, Ted, and her dear brothers, Maurice and Wilfred.
Lorraine was the third child of four, born in Pipestone, Manitoba to Annette Olivier, from Oak Lake, Manitoba, and Désiré Van Loo, from Belgium. Raised on a farm surrounded by supportive neighbours and nature, Lorraine was later schooled in a Catholic boarding school in Winnipeg. She then worked as a town clerk in Wawota, Saskatchewan. She married Theodore Woroniak and they established their family in Wawota. Her husband unfortunately died a few years later and she bravely raised her three children.
She is remembered for her quiet strength and generosity, her optimistic outlook on life, her love for her family, her kind heart and her great sense of humour. Special thanks to the caring staff at the Menno Home of Abbotsford for their kindness, professionalism and support.
Respecting her wishes, a celebration of Lorraine’s life will be held in early summer in Virden, Manitoba. Details will be organized by her sons and daughter.
Tributes and condolences may be left at: www.hendersonsabbotsfordfunerals.com.
Henderson’s Funeral Home