Laraine Elizabeth May Coll

22 July, 19425 January, 2021

Remembered with love.

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Laraine surrounded by family on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at the age of 78 after a lengthy battle with dementia.

Laraine will be lovingly remembered by her daughters Kathy, Susan (Mike) and Erin (Sean), sister-in-law Liz (Tom) and grandchildren Jenna, Matthew, Megan and Evan. Laraine was predeceased by her husband Roger in 2001 and mother Elsie in 2008.

Laraine was born on a small farm in Neelin, Manitoba. Although an only child, Laraine had many cousins who were like siblings to her. She married Roger in 1964 after training as a registered nurse. After working for several years as an ER nurse at St. Boniface Hospital, she trained as an occupational health nurse, working at Hudson’s Bay, Domtar and the University of Manitoba until her retirement.

Roger’s career as a United Church minister took them from Winnipeg to Climax, SK, Atikokan, ON, and Winnipeg (Transcona and Fort Richmond). They were active in the church and had many treasured friends. Many summers were spent at the cottage at West Hawk Lake, in addition to travelling. They loved to dance and are now reunited to do so once again.

The family would like to thank the staff at Vista Park Lodge for their excellent care in her final years.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

As an expression of sympathy, donations in Laraine's name can be made to the United Church in Meadowood ( where she was an active member for many years.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Laraine Elizabeth May Coll

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7 January 2021

Our friendship started when Roger and Loraine joined T.M.U.C. as our pastoral team. Ten years flew by so quickly. We shared dinners, B.B.Q's New Years Eve's and times at their cottage at West Hawk.
Many years ago Bill was experiencing chest pains and ignored my advice to see the doctor, until one evening when Laraine came for a visit. I moaned to her about it and she immediately took a strip off Bill, up one side and down the other about how stupid he was and that he should go to the doctor. He listened. He was diagnosed with a heart condition. That was the first of many years of medical care. Loraine was a treasure, she "said it like it was"-she was my friend, and I am very sad she is gone.