Lorraine SHANNON

Lorraine Margerette Shannon (nee Vanouck) born in Camrose, Alberta on December 19th, 1919, died on July 14th, 2008 at Noric House in Vernon, BC at the age of 88. Lorraine was predeceased by her husband of 61 years, Howard in 2001 and her son Wayne in 1995. She is survived by one daughter, Marlaine Grazier of Vernon, BC and two sons, Martin (Joan) of Calgary, AB and Clifford (Rozanne) of Kamloops, BC; as well as six grandsons, three granddaughters and 12 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by sister June Petrich of Wetaskiwin, AB, sister-in-law Evelyn Shannon of Summerland, BC and numerous nieces and nephews. Lorraine grew up on a farm in the Camrose area of Alberta and attended school in a one room school house. She moved to BC at the age of 19 and married Howard Shannon of Summerland. She lived in Summerland for the next 65 years, until her health issues resulted in a move to Vernon to be closer to family. Howard and Lorraine owned and operated Deluxe Electric, a TV and appliance store for many years until their retirement. Lorraine was an active member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Royal Canadian Legion. For many years she worked on catering banquets for the Legion and later she made pies for their many pie sales. She was always known as a good cook and loved to cook for her family. She especially liked sweets and was known for her desserts. She was also known for her knitting and sewing. She provided her family with a multitude of sweaters in all sizes and patterns. Lorraine was a quiet, generous person who always did her best for her family. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 1:00pm at Holy Child Catholic Church, 14010 Rosedale Avenue, Summerland, BC with Father Sebastian officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family at summerlandfuneralhome@vip.net.

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