PERREY, Lorraine Marie
In the early hours of Sunday, August 29th, our dear mother, Lorraine Marie Perrey, passed away after a lengthy illness. She would have been 77 this fall. She leaves behind five children — Marjorie, Jody, James, Ken and Sandra — three grandchildren, her remaining sisters and brothers as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.
Lorraine was born September 12, 1934 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan. She received her nursing diploma from Edmonton’s Misericordia Hospital in 1955. After raising her family in Vancouver, she returned to her nursing career and worked at the Children’s Hospital. She loved everything about nursing — her colleagues, the children and their families. She moved to the Comox Valley in 1981 where the joy of helping others continued to define her later years. She devoted herself to volunteering with the Cancer Agency, Hospice, St. Vincent DePaul Society and the Catholic Women’s League. She was also a skilled seamstress, quilter and a gardener, and she loved to square dance with the Ocean Waves. Despite the disease that robbed our mother of her many abilities during these past years, the gift of her smile, which could light up a room, remained until the end.
With profound respect and lasting gratitude, we wish to thank the people of Cummings Home and Glacier View Lodge, whose kind and compassionate care touched our whole family.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Glacier View Lodge or similar Senior’s Programs would be much appreciated. We will be hosting a celebration in honour of our mother at the BlackFin meeting room in Comox, on Saturday, September 17th, at 1 pm.
Contact Toneff Funeral Services at 250-338-4463 for further details.