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Lorraine White

Lorraine White

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

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Obituary for Lorraine Belle White (Switzer)

On Sunday, October 25, 2020, Lorraine passed away peacefully at Misericordia Hospital.

She was predeceased by her parents Sidney and Kate Switzer; husband Donald (2006); brother Arthur (2000); sisters Kay (2016) and Edith (2016); and brother-in-law Art (2017).

She leaves to mourn her daughter Sandra (Geoff); granddaughters Catriona and Samantha; grand-dog Olivia; as well as brother-in-law Boris and family, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Lorraine was born in Winnipeg on February 18, 1940. She grew up there but spent many summers at the family farm in Fisher Branch, Manitoba. She worked at the Grain Exchange before her marriage and later at Nesbitt Thompson, Neil Bardal, and as a medical receptionist. Whatever she did, she gave her best effort.

Lorraine was a very independent, loving, loyal and imaginative woman. She had a quick wit and, along with her brother Art, a love of puns. She had lots of hobbies and was always learning new things. She had always enjoyed piano, so she taught herself to play many of the classical pieces she loved. She was a talented artist, painting many pictures in both acrylic and watercolour, and was a student of the Forum Art Centre for many years. She was also skilled at sewing and needlework and she made many toys, costumes and clothes for the family. Lorraine was a fantastic cook who always challenged herself with new recipes. She made many wedding cakes for friends and family over the years too. The youngsters will always remember the Krispie cake best though (two kinds!). History was one of her many interests and she was the unofficial family historian. Lorraine loved to travel and made several trips to Hawaii, the U.S. and Britain and Europe.

Above all, Lorraine was a devoted and loving Mother and Grandmother. There was nothing she wouldn’t do for her family. Her happiest times were spent with family and she loved watching her grandchildren, nieces and nephews grow up. Along with Don, she spent many hours looking after them when they were little and loved every minute.

At Lorraine’s request, cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

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Leanne Bye

Sandy, We are heart broken to hear about your mom.
Lorna called me to tell me and I just read her obituary in Saturday’s paper.
Your mom was one of the sweetest ladies I know.
I loved talking with her, she always made me feel great... she always complimented me 🥰
Her gentle and kind heart stand out to me and I will always treasure knowing her!
I am thinking and praying for you and Geoff and the girls during this hard time.
Please let us know if and when you will get to do a “celebration of her life”
God bless!
Leanne and Darren
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