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Schoening Funeral Service

513 Seymour Street, Kamloops, BC

OBITUARY

Juliette Sophie Loranger

23 May, 192812 May, 2020

Julie(tte) Loranger May 23, 1928 – May 12, 2020 It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved family matriarch. She will be lovingly remembered and missed by son, Larry, daughter-in-law Wendy, grand-daughters Ella and Maya, as well as many friends worldwide. Julie was predeceased by her parents Elize and Jean-Baptiste Groulx (1980's) and her husbands Roland (1966) and his brother Leo (2017). Born in North Plantagenet, Ontario, Julie was raised on a dairy farm in the Ottawa Valley where after graduation from Ottawa U, she began a 48 year teaching career in a one-room schoolhouse across from the farm. She taught elementary, secondary and special education classes, but her favorite assignment was kindergarten at Diamond Vale School in Merritt, BC. She loved all her students and took great interest in every detail of their lives. Julie had many “crosses” to bear throughout her life of 91 years. In 1953, Roland had a tragic car accident and was permanently paralyzed when Larry was 10 months old. Julie was pregnant with Murray who was born premature and lived only 21 days. Roland passed in 1966 at 38 years of age. In 1967, Julie married Roland's brother Leo and they moved to Calgary with Larry in tow. In 1968, they all arrived in Kamloops. Although now living far from extended family and lifetime friends, life for Julie was becoming easier. She and Leo were married 50 years. During that time they travelled extensively in Canada and the USA in their Vanguard motorhome. Two granddaughters were born and living was exciting. Then, Leo developed dementia and could no longer drive the motorhome from Kamloops to their home park in Winfield. Julie cared for him at home for 7 years before he became a resident of Pine Grove Care Centre in Kamloops in 2010. Julie continued to assist in his care by spending full days feeding him lunch and dinner before she went home late every evening. She did this at great risk to herself as she had serious mobility challenges, blindness, osteoporosis and COPD. She was a beacon of love, compassion and generosity. She cherished her granddaughters Ella and Maya and was a big part of their lives. Julie was a devout catholic and truly practiced her faith in a God-centered life. Prayers will be recited on Thursday, June 4 at 5:00 pm in Sacred Heart Cathedral. The Reverend Father Derrick Cameron and The Reverend Father Peter Nguyen will celebrate the Funeral Mass at the Cathedral on Friday, June 5 at 10:30 am with pandemic social restrictions. Interment will take place in the family plot at Curran, Ontario In lieu of flowers, please donate in her name to the Kamloops Food Bank.

Services

  • Prayer Vigil

    Thursday, 4 June , 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, 5 June , 2020

Memories

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Sheryl Graham

30 June 2020

I worked with Julie at Diamond Vale. Her laughter and huge smile were always present when she was working with her students. She was such a positive person. I will be smiling as I think of her this week and hope that she continues to shine from above.

Sharon Kika

5 June 2020

I was saddened to read of Julie's passing. I had just seen her at a local restaurant a few months ago. I first met Julie, many years ago, when I first started teaching. She was not in the district for long as she began teaching in Merritt.

When I retired, I would occasionally see her at the Retired Teachers' Luncheon in Kamloops. She was always so lovely and gracious.

I reconnected with her again when my mother began living at the Pine Grove Care Centre for seven months. Each time I visited Mom, Julie would be there caring for her husband, Leo. She was devoted to him and was always by his side. We would always have a chat and talk about our loved ones.

I always enjoyed talking with Julie with her beautiful smile and positive outlook on life. She will be missed by those whose lives she touched.

To the Loranger Family,
With Deepest Sympathy,

Sharon Kika

Sheila Loranger

4 June 2020

Julie was my former mother in law and we maintained a friendly relationship prior to, during and after my marriage to Larry. She was an amazing woman whose dedication to her family was apparent throughout the time I knew her. I always felt a part of her family. We spent many a weekend evening visiting Julie and Leo at their Dallas home sharing stories of past events. Lots of chuckles. Julie was an avid kindergarten teacher and there was evidence of that at her home. Many times when I visited she was preparing for the upcoming school week. Despite the troubles and struggles Julie encountered over the years she was always positive and her faith held her up. I am unable to be at Julie’s funeral tomorrow but my heart will be there and I offer love and light as she begins her journey home. ❤️

Ana Mckay

2 June 2020

'I am going to miss July she was a beautiful person .
I first met her and Leo when they sat beside me by St Anthony' s statute at Sacred Heart Cathedral , we got to know each other and shared the same devotions to Padre Pio , we would also see each other at Olph church on Saturdays for Devotions to ourLady of Perpetual Help .She was always smiling and very friendly person., she would tell me about Leo's progress and her Grand children Specially Ella studying at St. Anns school .She loved her family very much.
I will never forget July.
I am thankful for the blessing of knowing her.

Royanna Wild

21 May 2020

I am so sad to hear about Julie’s passing, my deepest sympathies to Julie's family. Julie was a wonderful woman. I met Julie and her husband Leo thru KEG (Kamloops Exploration Group). I had many lovely conversations with Julie, and enjoyed her spunk and kindness. I will truly miss her, she was a sweet woman. - Royanna

Camille Kool

21 May 2020

We are so saddened to hear of Julie’s passing. She was always so friendly and cheerful. We looked forward to chatting with her when she was out and about on her walks in Holiday Park. Always the teacher, she kept track of what grades our boys were advancing to each summer. She was a strong and compassionate woman. May she rest in peace.
Camille, Perry, Jordan and Aaron