May 8, 1944 to February 9, 2012
Born in Humboldt, Saskatchewan, on May 8, 1944. Married Ken Hartmann on November 30, 1968.
Lorraine was predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Hedwig (Kloppenburg) Schreiner; and her brother-in-law, Richard Woodham. She is survived by Ken Hartman, her five sisters: Annette (Bill) Krayetski, Mary (Bob) Cadman, Ayesha (Didier Petrus) Schreiner, Eileen Woodham and Donna Schreiner; as well as several nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews.
Lorraine had careers in several fields, starting as a dental assistant in Humboldt for Dr. Kirby, then bookkeeping in Saskatoon. After she and Ken moved from Saskatoon to Kelowna in 1973 she started her real estate career with ReMax. She was successful as a realtor as she had a strong sense of style and design and liked to provide a genuine fit for clients to a home. These talents led to her businesses, which included a gift shop and a high-end (and heeled) shoe store. She was able to fulfill her love of travel with buying trips for her stores.
During her years in Kelowna, she made many friends, sat on the board of the Okanagan University College and was involved in local and provincial politics. In 2004, she and Ken retired to Grand Forks where she enjoyed friends and family and her lovely home. Lorraine has lived with illness for many years with grace and dignity. Her passing was sudden and unexpected.
Her family thanks all the homecare workers, the holistic caregivers, including Shawn, Gisela, and Susan, her family doctor, and the doctors and nurses at the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital.
Lorraine had too many talents and loves to list but here are some things, in no particular order, that she had a love for, an opinion about and/or a collection of:
long telephone conversations
keeping up with old friends
looking her best
hand made dresses of beautiful fabric
raspberries and peaches
grandma’s cream buns, turkey dressing with raisins, lemon pie, ham and dumplings
mom’s cheese soufflé
china and crystal
her button farm
diamonds, rubies and other fine gemstones
gold and lots of it
friends of all ages
her cats, Kelly Jake and Andy
reading newspapers, books
fine stationery and pens
memory for people and places
Lady Gray tea
nice houses, furnishing and designing them
She will be missed by many. At Lorraine’s request there will be no service. Alternatives Funeral and Cremation Services were in care of arrangements.