Lamarche, (Herrmann), Loraine Mary Agnes

December 28, 1943 – August 6, 2012
at the age of 68 years

Celebration of Life:  Sat. Aug. 25, 2012   1 – 3 p.m.
Swansea Point Firehall

Celebration of Life:   To be held in Calgary September 8, 2012   2 – 4 p.m.
St. David’s United Church, 3303 Capitol Hill Cres. NW

Loraine passed away gracefully following a brief battle with cancer on Monday, August 6, 2012.  Loraine was born in Montreal, QC, and most recently lived inSwansea Point, BC.  She enjoyed reading, gardening, travelling, sewing, and sharing tea with family and friends.  Loraine is survived by her husband, Ed; her daughter, Erika; her grandchildren, Conor, Darcy, and Amelia; and her sisters, Gail (Hans), Maureen (Don), and Elizabeth.  Memorial tributes may be made directly to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial tea at the Swansea Point Firehall on Saturday, August 25, 1 to 3 p.m. in celebration of Loraine’s life.


  1. Dear Ed, we are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and yours.
    Alberta, Keith and family

  2. We are very saden to hear aout Lorraine’s passing. she is being held in are thoughts and memories. Our heart goes out to you Ed. Fred & Barbara Redding, CA

  3. We wish to send our condolences to Ed and the family. We will miss her for she brought a little more sunshine into our lives. Our thoughts and prayers add wind to her wings, as she fly’s with the Angels.
    Love Ron & Cherie Hughes

  4. Uncle Ed,

    Nothing I can say will take the pain away. All I can do is pray for the pain for you and everyone who loved her. Live your life as Lorraine would want you too. Love Ron and Sonya

  5. I would like to express my deepest condolences to you Mr. Herman, and all of your family.
    It was always such a pleasure doing Lorraine’s hair and giving you something to be concerned about !I’m not sure if she ever told you, but… your nickname was ‘Hair Police’ ! We always got such a chuckle dreaming up crazy hair styles to see just what your comments would be THIS time! I hope you realize that this was only in good fun as Lorraine and I liked to have.
    It hardly felt like work when we had our visit, I truly enjoyed each conversation with her and will truly miss her spunk and bright giggle. My thoughts are with you at this time,
    Goodbye my friend Lorraine…I’ll miss you
    Malerie Selfe

  6. Our condolences, Loraine was a Classy Lady, always with a smile and friendly. She will surely be missed by many.

  7. Ed, Christie Canan and I want to extend our condolences to you with the loss of Lorraine. She was a lovely woman and we enjoyed getting to know her.

    Barbara Aldrich and Christie Canan

  8. Dear Ed , family and close friends of Loraine. We send our sympathy in the loss of a beautiful woman- Loraine. We have not seen you and Loraine for a number of years Ed, but fondly remember some wonderful times in Mazatlan at Cerritos Beach.
    It is unfortunate that Loraine’s life here ended at such a young age. We are thinking of you. John and Linda King Castlegar

  9. My Deepest Condolences to you Ed & your family, to Loraine’s loving daughter Erica & family, her sister’s & their families & all the grandchildren Loraine loved so very much. She will surely be sadly missed!
    My adventures with Loraine began a couple of years ago when we both agreed to take a part in a skit at Palmas Del Sol in Arizona.
    She took the mother part “Mumsy” & I was the dawg “Rex!
    Through many weeks of practice, we giggled our way into each others lives as “Mumsy & Rex”.
    After that we enjoyed each others company in a lot of different ways, the best being, quilting for “Arizona quilts for kids” in our ballroom.
    The first time we went to a fabric store together we were so excited about choosing the right fabrics that went together for our own patch work quilts, that we really didn’t realize our gleeful comments were keeping a lot of their customers entertained.
    Loraine didn’t have time to finish that quilt, but we had a lot of fun putting it together anyway. Maybe I would be allowed to finish it for her now?
    Many times, people would ask us if we were sisters. We thought that was really funny as we didn’t think we looked a bit alike, but through that we became “Sunshine Sisters”.
    Those were such good times Loraine. Thanks for the Beautiful memories!
    I miss you so much!
    Rest in Peace Sweet Sunshine Sister!
    Love Clare

  10. Ed, Trace and family, we are saddened by Loraine’s passing, and wish you our deepest condolences. Words can’t change anything, but our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Fond memories and the passage of time help us through a Loved ones passing!
    Jim and Charlotte Mathews

  11. Thank you for the lovely obituary of Loraine. Kind thoughts . Elizabeth is going back to Ottawa today. Gail and Hans

  12. Dear Ed & Family, We are so sorry for your loss and pray for you and your family for strength during this time. We just don’t seem to be together enough to really get to know each other. Thankfully, we are related. We do feel for you and share your sorrow. Love you, Kent & Donna (Diebert) Pitcher

  13. Ed & Family
    We were so sorry to hear the news. We had only known Loraine for a short time but enjoyed all the times with you both. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Bob & Noreen

  14. Ed, I’m so sorry to hear you lost your dear Loraine. I know there are no words that can help your heart right now but her pain and suffering is over. Please know you’re in my thoughts and prayers.
    My sincere condolences, your Mazatlan & AZ friend, Patty Witt.

  15. Hello Ed and your extended families,
    We were very saddened to hear that Loraine had passed. She was a very kind and funloving person as far as I could tell in the few times we had met at family reunions. We know she will be sorely missed and her memory will live on with you, Ed and with her children and grandchildren, sisters, and extended family and friends.
    We send you our hugs and prayers, smiles and sunshine.
    Love You, Debbie Diebert Zuback & Bob Mantler

  16. My heart is broken. I loved Loraine, my dearest friend since we were 11 years old. Distance never mattered; we have always been connected and I know we will meet again in a place of no pain and lots of beaches where we will continue to share our hearts. My love and great sympathies to all her family. Loraine was a wonderful, kind and gentle person and she will be missed so much. My love to all of you. I cannot be there on Aug. 25 but my spirit will be there with you and with Loraine.

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