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Born: Mar 01, 1940

Date of Passing: May 29, 2020

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March 1, 1940 - May 29, 2020

Lorraine Smith passed away peacefully at Riverview Health Centre.
Her family lived in Sainte-Anne-des-Chênes, Manitoba until 1944 when they moved to St. Boniface where Lorraine resided in her beloved family home until recently.
Lorraine was the only daughter of the late Alfred and Léa Smith (née Roque). She leaves to mourn many cherished cousins and friends. Lorraine had the gift of making friends with young and old.
After graduating from St. Joseph's Academy and completing her teacher's training at the Manitoba Teachers College in 1958, Lorraine obtained her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education degrees from the University of Manitoba. Her keen interest in Special Education led to her first teaching job in St. Laurent, MB. In 1960, Lorraine joined the St. James-Assiniboia School Division where she taught until her retirement in 1995.
Lorraine joined the Alpha Delta Kappa, Beta Chapter in 1982. She enjoyed the company and activities of her sorority sisters for 20 years.
Lorraine was proud of being chosen to do research for the Macdonald Stewart Foundation in Montreal in 1976. Lorraine devoted many hours to this project and as a result, the Aulneau-La Vérendrye Monument enhances the grounds of the Saint Boniface Cathedral Cemetery.
It was with great pride that Lorraine became a member of the Legacy of Hope Society at the St. Boniface General Hospital and Research Foundation in 1997.
A lover of classical music, reading, movies and fine dining, Lorraine always enjoyed the company of family and friends.
A private interment ceremony took place at Glen Lawn Memorial Gardens on June 10. A Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at St. Boniface Cathedral at a later date, once the Covid-19 restrictions ease.
In memory of Lorraine, for those who wish, donations may be made to: St. Boniface General Hospital and Research Foundation, Fund #8022; or Southern Health-Santé Sud Palliative Care Program
"Blessed are they who have the gift of making friends, for it is one of God's best gifts. It involves many things, but above all, the power of going out of one's self, and appreciating what is noble and loving in another." - Thomas Hughes

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 13, 2020

Condolences & Memories (2 entries)

  • Miss Smith was my teacher from September 1962 until June 1964, she always remembered my birthday and would send a card every year as well as phone calls to see how I was doing. She continued to send cards for over 50 years. She was a very special teacher whom I really appreciated and I will miss her very much. - Posted by: Richard Evans (I was one of her students) on: Jun 21, 2020

  • Lorraine was a kind, gentle person and She was also generous. . Lorraine loved to laugh and even if our meetings were few and far between there was always a warm connection. Rest In Peace Lorraine as you join your loving parents. Hélène Bulger. - Posted by: Hélène Bulger (St Joseph Academy school friend. ) on: Jun 13, 2020

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