Ross Funeral Service


Mrs. Lorraine Wiltse

March 6, 1945November 3, 2020

Lorraine Rosa Wiltse (McGruther) It is with great sadness that the family of Lorraine Wiltse announces her passing on Tuesday, November 3, 2020, with her family by her side. Lorraine is predeceased by her husband Murray, her parents Alfred and Elouise McGruther, her grandson Matt, brother-in-law Cliff Ayles and brother and sister-in-law Cliff and Shirley Erickson. She leaves to mourn, her children; Tracey (Tim) Padfield and Allen (Annika) Wiltse; her grandchildren, Clayton, Carmen (AJ), Laura (Josh), and Nikki (Cody), Lexie and her great-grandchildren Jackson, Ethan, Parker and Austyn; her sisters, Arlene, Colleen (Randy), Holly (Jeff) and her brother Arnie (Kim), as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. Lorraine was born on March 6, 1945 in Kingston, Ontario. She went to school in Rockglen and Assiniboia. Lorraine grew up in Southern Saskatchewan. She married Murray on December 1, 1962 and moved to the Wiltse Family Farm in Davyroyd. She loved being a farm wife, working alongside Murray in the field, working with the cows, tending to her large garden and baking up a storm in her kitchen. She worked in Assiniboia, at the Pioneer Lodge as a cook and she prided herself on her tasty meals for the residents. She then became the manager of the Salvation Army in Assiniboia. In 2002 she and Murray made the move to Assiniboia where she resided until 2016, when she moved to Moose Jaw. She loved being involved in the community and volunteering, she was on numerous boards and numerous clubs, including Rotary, Comfort Jubilee, the school board, the church board, and the board at Crestview. While working at the Salvation Army she put in many hours getting food hampers and Christmas hampers ready. She had a huge heart and cared about those in her community. She also loved spending time with her family, she never gave up a chance to hang out with them. She would do anything for them. She was a great card and board game player! There were many laughs around the table during those games! In the winter she and Murray could be found at the curling rink, either curling themselves, or watching the game. In the summer they spent their time camping, fishing, and cheering on the Roughriders. They had a permanent spot out at Thomson Lake, where they had many amazing friends. Lorraine was an amazing cook and enjoyed baking for her family and friends. She loved coffee time at Crestview, and cherished the friends she made there. The family wishes to thank the staff at Dr. F.H. Wigmore hospital for their care during Lorraine’s final days. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, a Family Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 1:30 pm in Ross Funeral Chapel. Les Wilcock presiding. Interment to follow at the Davyroyd Cemetery. Donations can be made to Davyroyd-Zenith Community Club, Box 1179, Assiniboia, SK S0H 0B0 or the Salvation Army, 175 1st NE, Moose Jaw, SK S6H 0Y9. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy for the Wiltse family may be shared at Arrangements entrusted to Ross Funeral Service, Assiniboia, SK.

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Dianne & Claire Liefso

November 14, 2020

Our sincere sympathy to Lorraine’s family...her sisters and brother, and her kids and their families. Lorraine was a special neighbour and friend to us for years, may she rest in peace and may each of you enjoy each special memory you made together.
Love, Claire and Dianne❤️

Loraine Anderson

November 10, 2020

Our deepest sympathy to Lorraine’s family on her passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and always.

gerry reilly

November 10, 2020

So sorry to hear of your loss of Lorraine. She was one of the worlds most wonderful ladies. She was one of my nicest and liked customers when i travelled for Electrolux Can. as a dealer. As we all age we know realize our lives as very valuable and we need to work on loving each other and pray for great things to happen.

Wanda Tanner

November 9, 2020

On behalf of my parents, Jack and Wilma Mantell, and myself, we would like to extend our condolences to the Wiltse and McGruther families on the loss of Lorraine. Lorraine was very happy and fun loving and over the years, many great times were spent with the Wiltse family. Hugs to you all.

pete symenuk

November 9, 2020

My deepest sympathy to all the family on the loss of your loved one .

Eleanor Seale

November 8, 2020

We all appreciated Lorraine so much at Crestview She was always so friendly and caring . When we met for coffee , she would lift our spirits with her wonderful baking and cheerful presence !!

Jackie Moneo

November 7, 2020

We are so sorry to hear the loss of a wonderful woman. We enjoyed being “across the street “ neighbors for years She was truly so very proud of her children and grandchildren. She will live on through you all . Our thoughts and prayers are with her treasured family ❤️🙏. Jackie and Todd Moneo

Lester & Almeta Ward

November 7, 2020

Please accept our deepest condolences on the passing of your sister. We are saddened to hear of her passing and praying for you and your family in these difficult days.
Bless you.

Larry & Cindy Lethbridge

November 7, 2020

Tracey, Tim and family. Larry and I were so sorry to hear about your mom. I didn't know your mom really well but whenever I did see her she was so friendly. It's so hard losing a parent. We're sending you hugs and caring thoughts.

Tammy and Terry Waiting

November 6, 2020

Terry and I are sending you all our condolences. Lorraine was truly a sweet lady, sorry for your loss.


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