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Lorraine A. Cameron

April 27, 1940January 22, 2021

CAMERON, Lorraine Alice April 27, 1940 – January 22, 2021

Lorraine Alice Cameron (hometown Forward, SK) passed away on January 22, 2021 at the Ross Payant Centennial Nursing Home in Assiniboia, Saskatchewan. Lorraine is predeceased by her parents Bert Lee (hometown Forward, SK) and Anna Daniels Lee (hometown Aneroid, SK), her husband Douglas Cameron (1932-2014 Youngtown, AB) and her son Daniel Cameron (1959-2020 hometown Drumheller, AB). Lorraine is survived by her twin sister Alice Howse (Avonlea, SK), her brother Norman Lee (Pangman, SK), her children Kathleen Cameron (Assiniboia, SK) and Tammy Rudolph (Weyburn, SK), and her grandchildren Catherine Cameron (Assiniboia, SK), Douglas Rudolph (Edmonton, AB), and Michael Rudolph (Regina, SK), and many nieces and nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. Lorraine spent 32 years on the family acreage near Congress, Saskatchewan; prior to that she resided with her husband Doug and three children Daniel, Kathleen, and Tammy in Regina from 1965, and prior to that in various locations in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Lorraine was a very active volunteer in any community she lived. Some of her numerous volunteer activities include, but are not exclusive to, youth baseball coach, CGIT leader, Brownie leader, sports mom (figure skating, baseball, bowling, basketball, dance, track), Police Boys Band, Cub Scouts, Tri-Chem Instructor, United Church (Regina and Assiniboia), nursing home (Regina), Community Futures (Assiniboia), as a mentor in AA and Alanon, Child Find, and other missing persons organizations. Lorraine enjoyed playing many sports from track and baseball in high school, to hiking, curling and bowling as a young wife and mother. Once the family moved to their acreage in 1980, Lorraine simply loved to take walks or to garden and one of her favourite pastimes was to kick back and relax with a good book, some chocolate, and a good cup of tea. Lorraine was an avid cook and baker and spent a great deal of time preserving what was grown on the acreage or making amazing meals for her family – especially on special occasions like Christmas, Thanksgiving, and Easter. Her amazing apple pie will be forever remembered especially by her grandchildren. She always seemed to make the most out of anything – even if it was a simple can of Campbell’s tomato soup. Lorraine was also an amazing seamstress and she proudly made a lot of clothing for the family whether it be business suits for Doug, numerous clothing items for her children and herself (and don’t forget the embroidery embellishments in the 1970s) and whether it was skating outfits for her daughter Kathleen or a grad or wedding dress for her daughter Tammy - her skills are forever loved and cherished. Lorraine was also an active and passionate healer and was a hands-on-healer and Rheiki Master since the mid 1960’s. If she could help – she was always there giving of herself. Lorraine was very active within the business community and besides volunteering in various business capacities, she took her role as full time CEO for the family business very seriously. She often took professional development courses to ensure she was doing the best job possible. Lorraine was CEO of the family international business Sunset Solar Systems Ltd. (Little River Pond Mill circulators and other equipment) from 1984 until her stroke in 2011 when she retired. The business continues under her daughter Kathleen. Lorraine had an amazing capacity for love – she loved life, she loved this earth, and she very much loved her family and friends. She is very well remembered by her daughters and grandchildren for her unconditional ability to love regardless of what was going on. She always saw everyone’s true potential and she made sure they knew that. She is well remembered for her laugh, for her smile, and for her great wisdom. A Graveside Memorial service will be held at the Congress Baptist Cemetery, Congress, SK when Covid 19 pandemic mitigation measures allow for a graveside service. In lieu of flowers, the family would be grateful for donations to be sent to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, the Alzheimer’s Society of Saskatchewan, or be involved in a “Pay-It-Forward” gesture. Lorraine was very passionate about helping others and she would appreciate a “Pay-It-Forward” gesture. Expressions of sympathy for the Cameron family may be shared at www.rossfuneralservice.com. Arrangements entrusted to Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia, SK

Services

  • Celebration of Life Graveside Service at a later date

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Lorraine Boak-McLaren

January 29, 2021

To Lorraine’s family,
Many years have passed, but my memories of Lorraine were that she was always kind. I knew her from the restaurant during both of our business years in town. A great lady.

Sandra Otterson

January 23, 2021

So sorry to hear about Lorraine, out thoughts go out to her family.
Sandra and Murray

Robin Leigh

January 23, 2021

You always welcomed me into your home. From the very first time I met you it was like we had been friends our whole life. Sweet, sweet lady..... you will be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY