Fortin, Lorraine Gwenyth

February 21, 1930 – November 26, 2015
at the age of 85 years

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 5 at Fischer’s Funeral Services, 4060 1st Ave. SW, Salmon Arm.

Lorraine was born February 21, 1930 in Duncan, BC.

Surrounded by loving family members, she passed away peacefully at Shuswap Lake General Hospital in the early hours of November 26 at the age of 85 years. Left to grieve are her husband Frank; children Mary Ellen Schacke, Lyle Fortin, Cathy Spence (Ken), Barbara Rogers (Brian); grandchildren Jocelyn Meadows, Christopher Schacke (Erin), Ashley Meadows, Lindsay Brown (Nat), Kevin Rogers, Stephanie Schacke (Mike), and Kirsten Spence; her sister Patricia Tindle as well as many nephews and nieces. Lorraine was also blessed with seven great grandchildren; Alex and Seamus Finnan, Isabella and Oliver Schacke, Eleanor Simpson and Keith and Nina Brown.

Lorraine’s greatest joy was sharing life with Frank, her loving husband, with whom she spent 74 wonderful years, 67 of them as a married couple. They went on many trips and enjoyed spending time together and with family at their summer home on Shuswap Lake.

Lorraine will be sadly missed by all who knew her.


  1. Dear Frank, Lyle and Family,
    So sorry to hear of the loss of Lorraine. Our prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  2. During your residency in the Pass we enjoyed your company. Our deepest condolences to the family. We enjoyed our visits and friendships.

  3. We are thinking of you and send love and hugs
    We always celebrated our wedding anniverys (all in Dec)Along with Elmer and Vivian Strandquist. We would go out for supper

  4. Dear Uncle Frank and cousins Mary Ellen, Lyle, Cathy & Barbara,
    We want yawl to know we are thinking of you guys and keeping you close in our prayers. This is a very hard time for all of you, especially Uncle Frank. We have many fond memories coming to Canada and seeing our mothers family. It is hard when we these chapters begin to close in our life here on earth;however, peace comes knowing Aunt Lorraine is now resting in the arms of our Lord.

    May our Lord bless and comfort yawl during this time of grief.

    Love from your Southern Cousins and Aunt,
    Patricia Tindle, Mike Tindle, Kandy Dean and Lisa Bruton

  5. To Frank, Lyle and Family
    We are thinking about you guys. Your wife and mom was obviously a great lady and that makes these times much more difficult. You won’t be able to forget her as her Ora will continue to shape and guide you. You are experiencing and realizing now how very lucky you have been.
    Dan & Maureen
    The Lake People

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