Lorraine was born February 19, 1940 at Langenburg. She was the third child and first daughter for Rudolph and Hulda Weinheimer. She attended school at Union Hill and helped to look after her younger brothers and sisters. Lorraine grew up in a large, loving, close-knit family which helped shape her character. She often wondered how they managed to survive the many things they tried because with ten heads there were always a lot of ideas (and not always good ones!) There were always lots of chores to do but also time for play. Taking a bath was always ‘littlest’ to ‘biggest’. They just kept adding hot water. The last to bath had lots of water but it was never very clean! After grade ten, Lorraine went to work at the Union Hospital as a nurses’ aide. In 1956, one month’s pay was $90 after room and board was taken off at Nurses’ Residence. It was during that time she met Ellis, the love of her life. They were married on August 5, 1960. They raised four children – Troy, Kerri, Susan and Lorell and took part in many community activities. Lorraine was active in the United Church serving on the Board and UCW. She taught Sunday School and Explorers for many years. She had a strong Christian faith. There were few committees that Lorraine didn’t serve on whether it was Royal Purple, Minor Athletic, Band, Swimming Pool and so on. Lorraine enjoyed curling, golfing, camping and fishing. Many happy memories come back from long weekend in May family fishing trips and summers camping out at Madge Lake. Lorraine didn’t ask for much. She loved life, was content and took joy in the little things. She enjoyed cooking and had her own catering business for many years. It was hard to duplicate her cooking because she rarely followed a recipe and usually threw in a bit of this and that. She loved being a Grandma and was most happy when everyone gathered at her house. She always had the coffee on and the best iced tea ready in the fridge. Lorraine was also a true Earthly angel with her heart in the right place. She enjoyed helping others and ran errands for many relatives over the years. Her battle with the “dam cancer” started nine years ago and she never let it conquer her. Her treatments tired her out but she would still enjoy an afternoon of bingo. She never missed a Saturday morning coffee visit with the Weinheimers, even during chemo. She enjoyed a quick trip in April to watch the Blue Jays. She never complained and maintained a positive attitude throughout. She had a simple wish – she wanted to make her 80th birthday and 60th wedding anniversary and her doctor worked hard to help her get there. But it was not to be. God had another plan for her. A special thanks goes to Dr. M. Al-Hayki and the medical staff at the Regina General Hospital particularly the staff in SICU. Lorraine is survived and forever loved by her husband of 58 years, Ellis; children and grandchildren; Troy (Lana), Carter, Tory and Morgan Yont, Grace and Luke Nation; Kerri (Brent), Dylan (Becca), Jade (Carson) and Owen Bachtold; Susan (Calvin), Caylyn (Taylor), Ben (Taylor) and Lance Petracek; Lorell (Kelly), Jakob and William Thoms; siblings: Rueben (Margaret) Weinheimer, Gloria VanCaeseele, Denis (Audrey) Weinheimer, Allan (Brenda)Weinheimer, Jim (Susan) Weinheimer; In-laws Linda Weinheimer, Stan (Darlene) Yont, Heather Polowich and Derry Dowd (Shirley) and many very special nieces, nephews and cousins. She is joined in Heaven with her parents, Rudolph and Hulda Weinheimer; brothers, Bruno, Kenneth and Edgar Weinheimer; sister, Adela Neumier; father and mother-in-law, Henry and Eileen Yont; brother-in-laws, Leo VanCaeseele, Bert Neumier and Stan Polowich; sister-in-laws Carol Kirk, Phylis Weinheimer and Myrna Dowd and special aunt Ollie Yeske. “A MOTHER IS ONE WHO CAN TAKE THE PLACE OF ALL OTHERS, BUT WHO’S PLACE NO OTHER CAN TAKE.”
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